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2 Elements of a Story Plot is the organized pattern or sequence of events that make up a story.

3 Diagram of Plot Setting, characters, Introduction / Exposition Development/ Rising Action conflict is introducted Climax Falling Action Resolution

4 Putting It All Together 1. Exposition 2. Rising Action 3. Climax 4. Falling Action 5. Resolution Beginning of Story Middle of Story End of Story

5 SettingSetting Details that describe setting: Scenery Scenery Customs Customs Transportation Transportation Clothing Clothing Dialects Dialects Weather Weather Time of day/year Time of day/year Time and place or where the action occurs

6 The Functions of a Setting  To create a mood  To show a reader a different way of life  To make action seem more realistic  To increase the conflict or struggle  To symbolize an idea

7 Characters The person, animals, and things in the story Dynamic under goes important changes Static- remains the same throughout the story

8 Characters Protagonis t and antagonist The protagonist - the main character; the one with whom the reader identifies. The antagonist is the force in opposition of the protagonist

9 Conflict Conflict is the dramatic struggle between two forces in a story. Without conflict, there is no plot. Internal –character is facing a conflict within him/herself External-outside factor

10 Types of External Conflict Character vs Nature Character vs Society Character vs Character

11 Point of View First Person Point of View- uses the pronouns “I” and “me”. Narrator is in the story Third Person Point of View- an outside narrator is telling the story; uses the pronouns “he”, “she”, “they”

12 Types of Third-Person Point of View Third-Person Limited The narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of only ONE character in a story. Third-Person Omniscient The narrator knows the thoughts and feeling of ALL the characters in a story. Objective Point of View- The narrator does not reveal anyone one character’s thoughts/feeling

13 Literary Terms Mood is the feeling that the author tries to convey throughout the story. Tone -expresses the write/author’s attitude toward his/her subject Imagery - words and phrase that appeal to the five senses. Feel –sight-smell-taste-sound Irony - when one thing is expected to happen but something else happens

14 Special Techniques used in a Story  Suspense- excitement, tension, curiosity  Foreshadowing- hint or clue about what will happen in story  Flashback- interrupts the normal sequence of events to tell about something that happened in the past  Symbolism – use of specific objects or images to represent ideas  Personification – when you make a thing, idea or animal do something only humans do Simile –using like or as to compare two things Metaphor –a comparison not using like or as

15 Theme  theme is the message about life that the write shares with the reader  Theme-moral-message-lesson  What is this story telling me about how life works, or how people behave?

16 Any questions?

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