4 Setting Characters, Plot, Overview and Theme A Short Story is similar to your dish. It needs the best ingredients for you to enjoy its delectable taste.Stories are made up of four important elements:SettingCharacters, Plot,and ThemeElements of a Short Story4
5 Elements of a Short Story SettingTells the reader where and when the story takes place.
6 Elements of a Short Story Characters and CharacterizationThe people, and in some stories, the animals that take part in the story. The description of the personalities of the characters in the story and the way in which an author reveals their personalities.
7 Elements of a Short Story Two Identifications of Characters1. Protagonist – the hero of the story2. Antagonist – the villain in the story who is always opposing the protagonist
8 Methods of Characterization Creating Believable Characters Elements of a Short StoryMethods of Characterization Creating Believable CharactersIndirectphysical appearancespeech, thoughts, feelings, or actions of the characterspeech, thoughts, feelings, or actions of other charactersDirectthe narrator’s direct comments about a character
9 Elements of a Short Story PlotThe chain of related events that take place in a story.Built around conflict, which is a struggle between opposing forces.
10 PLOT DIAGRAM Exposition Statement The plot is the sequence or order of events in a story.The plot includes:Exposition StatementThe part of the plot that tells how the story begins.Rising ActionThe action in the story leading up to the climax.ConflictThe struggles or problems between opposing forces.ClimaxThe point of crisis in the plot. It may be the reader’s point of highest interest.Falling actionThe action in the story after the climax is revealed.ResolutionThe part of the plot that reveals the final outcome.PLOT DIAGRAMClimaxRising ActionConflictFalling ActionResolutionExposition
12 Elements of a Short Story Types of Conflict-Man vs. Man-Man vs. Nature-Man vs. Obstacle or Society- Man vs. Supernatural Being-Man vs. Himself
13 Elements of a Short Story ThemeThe main idea of a story.It is not a moral, lesson, or a rule for living.Ex.LoveFamily FeudThemes from ‘The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet’
14 Elements of a Short Story CONCLUSIONNow that we have identified and defined the elements of a short story, let us use the elements to analyze a Short Story.You may use your notes from the PowerPoint presentation.
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