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Literary Elements in “The Necklace”
Elements of Plot Plot – The sequence of events in a story including…
Exposition – The early part of the story which sets the tone, establishes the setting and introduces the characters Rising Action – action that builds suspense to a climax Climax – turning point of story, highest point of interest Falling action / Resolution – After the climax, author resolves conflict and ties up loose ends
Conflict External conflict – character vs. outside force like nature, another character or physical obstacle Internal conflict – occurs within a character…personal struggle
Irony – contrast between appearance and reality – 3 kinds
Situational irony – contrasts what the reader expects vs. what actually happens Dramatic Irony – when audience knows what will happen before the characters Verbal Irony – what is said is exaggerated or means something else
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