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Setting the time and place of a story’s action
Mood the feeling a story gives
Symbol an object that means more than what it is
Foreshadowing the use of clues that prepare readers for what will happen next
Character Traits the qualities of a character’s personality
Dynamic Character a character that changes in a story
Static Character a character that stays the same in a story
Motivation a force that causes a character to behave a certain way
Characterization methods a writer uses to develop a character
Direct Characterization using direct statements to develop a character
Indirect Characterization developing a character through thoughts, actions, and dialogue
Point of View the vantage point from which a story is told
First Person Point of View point of view in which the narrator is a character
Third Person Limited Point of View point of view in which the narrator is not a character and can reveal the thoughts of only one character
Third Person Omniscient Point of View point of view in which the narrator is not a character and can reveal the thoughts of several characters
Conflict the problem a character faces
External Conflict struggle with an outside force
Internal Conflict struggle within a character’s mind
Theme the message or life lesson
Plot the order of events
Plot Line climax climax falling action falling actionresolution rising action rising actionexposition
Exposition introduces the story’s characters, setting and situation
Rising Action adds complications to the story’s conflict and increases the reader’s interest
Climax point of highest interest
Falling Action logical outcome of the climax
Resolution the final outcome
Suspense the feeling of curiosity about what will happen next
Irony a contrast between what is expected to happen and what really happens
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Characters Static Character: Dynamic Character: Flat Character:
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Elements of Short Stories
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