Presentation on theme: "Story Elements. Theme Setting Characters Point of view Characterization Plot - rising action - conflict - climax - falling action - resolution Story Elements."— Presentation transcript:
Theme Setting Characters Point of view Characterization Plot - rising action - conflict - climax - falling action - resolution Story Elements
THEME The main idea or life lesson, usually expressed as a generalization. SETTING The time and place in which a work of literature happens.
CHARACTERS The people (or actors) in the story. POINT OF VIEW First Person – A character tells the story Third Person - Narrator
CHARACTERIZATION The description of the personalities of the characters in the story and the way in which an author reveals their personalities.
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.
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.
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