Presentation on theme: "What is a Short Story? A Short story must be complete by itself"— Presentation transcript:
1 What is a Short Story? A Short story must be complete by itself It must be able to be read in one sitting.This definition comes from Edgar Allen Poe’s essay“The Philosophy of Composition”.
2 What is a Short Story?Because short stories are …well…short, every word must be used carefully for effect.A short story has a good opening sentence that is developed throughout the work.It has no more characters than those necessary for the action.
3 What must a short story include? The dramatic structure or plotExpositionRising ActionClimaxFalling ActionResolution
4 What must a short story include? The point of view – perspective from which the story is being toldPoint of ViewFirst personSecond person2 )Third person(limited or omniscient)
5 What must a short story include? Writer’s intention or ThemeAn underdog story?Love conquers all? Tragic or hopeful?The characters – beginning with a strong protagonistThe setting- described in vivid detail using sensory images
6 Why does a writer write a short story? To Entertain orshare a messageTo get the reader to ask questions.To take a position on an issue by conveying an opinion, or persuade the reader
7 The writer wants you to feel… Emotions, such ashappinesssadnessangersympathy