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Copy of Elements of a Short Story

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Anthony Mooney

on 19 April 2010

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Transcript of Copy of Elements of a Short Story

Elements of a Short Story Theme Characters Setting Point
View Plot 1.What is the story about?
2.What is the central idea?
3.What observation did the
author make about human nature?
1.What happens in the beginning of the story?
2.What happens in the middle of the story?
3.What happens at the end of the story?
1.Describe the most important character in the story.
2. Describe at least two other characters in the story.
1.Describe the setting of the story. Where does the story take place?
2.In what year and time of year does the story take place?
3. What is the mood in the story?
1.Who is telling the story?
2. Why do you think
the author made this choice? Exposition Rising Action
Conflicts Climax Denouement
Falling Action Resolution 1.protagonist—the central character—he or she can be good or bad
2.antagonist—the “opposing” character(s)
3.flat—characters who do NOT change in a story.
4.round—characters who change
1. Time and location--
date and place of events
2. Tone—
the author’s attitude toward his/her material
3. Atmosphere—
the general feeling or mood set by the author
1.First person—"I": the narrator is the main character who tells his own story.
2.First person observer—"I": the narrator tells the story which he has observed.
The character is usually of secondary importance in the story.
He looks on and simply reports what the more important characters say.
3.Third person—"He/She": the author is outside the story.
a.Author-Observer—Remains outside the minds of the characters.
He records only what any observer in the same situation might also see.
b.Omniscient author—Tells what happens with the power to go into the minds
of characters. Narrator is “all-knowing.”
The theme is the main idea of the work. Using action, speech, and characters, the author attempts to convey a theme...like love, or growing up, or realizing that there's more than meets the eye and beauty is on the inside Two Types of Conflict:
External Conflict: Man vs Man, Man vs Animal, Man vs Machine, Man vs Monster, Man vs Nature
Internal Conflict: Man vs Himself
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