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Elements of a Short Story - Fiction. What is an Element?

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1 Elements of a Short Story - Fiction

2 What is an Element?

3 Setting Characterization Plot Theme

4 SETTING The time and place in which a work of literature happens.

5 THEME The general main idea or lesson the author wants you to get from a literary work.

6 CHARACTERIZATION The description of the personalities of the characters in the story and the way in which an author reveals their personalities.

7 PLOT The sequence or order of events in a story. ZHry3yxLM/SDWIt2VQMgI/AAAAAAAACRA/3VhCoflbu0A/s400/lights-camera-action.jpg

8 PLOT DIAGRAM R i s i n g A c t i o n F a l l i n g A c t i o n Resolution Climax Exposition Conflict

9 POINT OF VIEW The story teller from whose point of view the story is being told, the narrator. Coming soon to a classroom near you! ing_Binoculars_Royalty_Free_Clipart_Picture_ jpg

10 Unit EQ How do I summarize fiction texts using the story elements? How do I compare/contrast fiction texts using the story elements?

11 BibliographyBibliography Dinneen, K. Elements of the Short Story. Retrieved Jun. 19, 2003, from Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute: Five Elements of a Story. Retrieved Jun. 19, 2003, Guevin, D. Short Story Elements. Retrieved Jun. 19, 2003,


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