Presentation on theme: "ENG 2PI Ms. Phillips. PLOT— the story line, which can be graphed out into a specific pattern. There are five main parts to a plot graph. Introduction:"— Presentation transcript:
PLOT— the story line, which can be graphed out into a specific pattern. There are five main parts to a plot graph. Introduction: includes the setting, introduces the characters, and gives important background information. Initiating Incident: the spark or conflict, which begins the action. Rising Action: a series of cause and effect events, which begins with the initiating incident and ends at the climax Climax: the highest point of action Resolution: the conflict is resolved, and the story is concluded
Theme is the main message behind the story Examples of common themes: love, revenge, the supernatural, appearances vs. reality, redemption.
The point from which the story is told first person major (the narrator of the story is the main character of the story) first person minor (the narrator of the story is a minor character in the story) third person omniscient (the author, with all inclusive vision narrates.)
How we learn about characters: what a character says what a characters does what others say about the character what the author tells us about the character what the character thinks what the character wears the character’s name
(See previous note) 6. Setting SETTING —the time, place, tone, mood and atmosphere of the story
Take the short story, “The Trickster”, and identify the following: Make a plot graph (Include all 5 points) Explain the point of view and how this adds to the story Explain the type of conflict and how this adds to the story Explain the setting – Remember the setting also includes the time period, the atmosphere (feel) as well as the location of a story.