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Story Literary Elements Some basics that every good story must have ….
Every story needs characters People Animals Or Creatures
The protagonist is the “good guy”
The antagonist is the “bad guy” or force
Great stories have a conflict Man vs. Man Man vs. NatureMan vs. Society Man vs. Himself Man vs. Machine
The time and place of the story is the setting
The point of view is the perspective of the story “That rotten wolf tried to eat us!!!!” “I was framed! I just wanted to borrow a cup of sugar!”
Foreshadowing Foreshadowing: when an author mentions or hints at something that will happen later in the story
A hint about what will happen next is called foreshadowing For example, if you hear this: Then you know someone’s about to get eaten!
Try breaking the word FORESHADOWING apart. FORE means ahead. A SHADOW is a glimpse of something without the complete details.
Flashback: when an author refers back to something that already took place in the story
Now try breaking the word FLASHBACK apart. FLASH: a quick glimpse. BACK: a look back in the story at something that previously happened.
Once upon a time, there was a little girl who lived with her mother. Her mother asked her to take her old and lonely grandmother some food one day. "Don't stop along the way. Go straight to your Grandma's house and back. Don't talk to any strangers and watch out for the wolf in the woods! Now get along foreshadowing
The first set of underlined words is an example of foreshadowing. Little Red Riding Hood’s mother is warning her about the wolf in the woods, which hints at what may happen next.
While she was walking through the woods, a wolf was walking past her. "I bet I could convince her to take the long way. Then I could get to her grandmother's house first and trick her into thinking that I was her grandma. That way I could have her and her grandma for a large feast,” he thought.
The wolf went up to Little Red Riding Hood and told her that he knew a shortcut. Little Red Riding Hood thought back to what her mother told her. “Don’t talk to any strangers and watch out for the wolf in the woods!” But it was too late, she had already listened to the wolf’s directions flashback
The second set of underlined words is an example of flashback. Little Red Riding Hood is thinking back to something that happened earlier in the story.
Theme This is what the author wants the character to learn or “get out of “ a story.
The Farmer and his Sons A FATHER, being on the point of death, wished to be sure that his sons would give the same attention to his farm as he himself had given it. He called them to his bedside and said, "My sons, there is a great treasure hid in one of my vineyards." The sons, after his death, took their spades and mattocks and carefully dug over every portion of their land. They found no treasure, but the vines repaid their labor by an extraordinary and superabundant crop. Hard work can turn into many blessings.
The Fox and the Grapes A FAMISHED FOX saw some clusters of ripe black grapes hanging from a trellised vine. She resorted to all her tricks to get at them, but wearied herself in vain, for she could not reach them. At last she turned away, hiding her disappointment and saying: "The Grapes are sour, and not ripe as I thought."