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Story Elements. Theme Setting Characters Point of view Characterization Plot - rising action - conflict - climax - falling action - resolution Story Elements.

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1 Story Elements

2 Theme Setting Characters Point of view Characterization Plot - rising action - conflict - climax - falling action - resolution Story Elements

3 THEME The main idea or life lesson, usually expressed as a generalization. SETTING The time and place in which a work of literature happens.

4 CHARACTERS The people (or actors) in the story. POINT OF VIEW First Person – A character tells the story Third Person - Narrator

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

6 PLOT The sequence of major events in a story. The plot includes: -Exposition Statement - The part of the plot that tells how the story begins. (Usually revealed in the first few pages of the story) -Rising Action - The events in the story leading up to the climax. -Conflict - Struggles or problems between opposing forces.

7 More PLOT -Climax - The point of crisis in the plot. It may be the readers point of highest interest. -Falling action - The events in the story after the climax is revealed. -Resolution - The final outcome of the story.

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


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