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									Elements of a
  Short Story
      OBJECTIVES
• Identify elements of a short
  story
• Define elements of a short story
• Demonstrate mastery of short
  story elements
         OVERVIEW
Short stories often contain structural and
  character elements that should be familiar
  to you.
These elements can be used as guides to
  help you think about the actions,
  themes, and contexts of the story.
• Theme          • Plot
                 - exposition statement
• Setting
                   - rising action
• Characters         - conflict
• Point of view         - climax
                          - falling action
• Characterization
                             - resolution
 THEME
• The main idea of a literary work,
  usually expressed as a generalization.

         SETTING
        •The time and place in which a
        work of literature happens.
 CHARACTERS
• The people (or actors) in the story.


       POINT OF VIEW
      • The story teller from whose
      point of view the story is being
      told, the narrator.
CHARACTERIZATION

The description of the
personalities of the
characters in the story
and the way in which an
author reveals their
personalities.
                  PLOT
• The sequence or order of events in a story. The
  plot includes:

   - Exposition Statement - The part of the plot
     that tells how the story begins.

   - Rising Action - The action in the story
     leading up to the climax.

   - Conflict - Struggles or problems between
     opposing forces.
           More PLOT

- Climax - The point of crisis in the plot. It
  may be the reader’s point of highest interest.

- Falling action - The action in the story after
  the climax is revealed.

- Resolution - The part of the plot that reveals
  the final outcome.
        PLOT DIAGRAM
              Climax




             Conflict



Exposition              Resolution
      CONCLUSION
Now that we have
identified and defined
the elements of a short
story, let us use the
elements to analyze a
familiar fairytale. You
may use your notes from
the PowerPoint
presentation or consult
the newsletter handout,
“Analyzing a Short
Story.”
                                    Bibliography
Dinneen, K. Elements of the Short Story. Retrieved Jun.
    19, 2003, from Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute:
    http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1983/3/83.03.09.x.html

Five Elements of a Story. Retrieved Jun. 19, 2003,
    http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-2277.html

Guevin, D. Short Story Elements. Retrieved Jun. 19, 2003,
    http://www.uvm.edu/~dguevin/Elements.html

								
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