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STORY ELEMENTS MS. DAVIS
Setting LOCATION AND TIME IN WHICH THE STORY TAKES PLACE (FOUND IN THE INTRODUCTION OF THE STORY)
Exposition Beginning of the story; meet the characters, setting is presented
Rising Action Conflict begins; this event begins the action in the story- leads to the climax Major events that lead up to the climax
Climax Problem becomes most intense The most exciting part of the story The point in the story where you find out how the conflict of the plot will be resolved.
Falling Action Major events after the conflict Actions leading to the end of the story
Resolution Ending of the story Loose ends are tied up
Tone The writer’s attitude toward his or her subject.
Point of View The angle from which a story is told
Dialogue When two or more characters have a conversation in a story
Theme The message about life or human nature that is “hidden” in the story
Conflicts Person vs Person Person vs Self Person vs Society Person vs Nature
CHARACTERS PROTAGONIST ANTAGONIST ROUND DYNAMIC FLAT STATIC
PROTAGONIST Main Character; usually the “good guy” but not always
ANTAGONIST The character in conflict with the protagonist; usually the bad guy
Round Character They can recognize, change and adapt to situations. They are complex.
Dynamic A character who changes (develops) during the story, usually a result of resolving a central conflict or facing a major crisis
FLAT A character with one personality. Usually can be summed up in one sentence
Static A character who undergoes little or no inner change; a character who does not grow or develop.
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