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Title: THE FIRST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES


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THE FIRST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES
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SHORT STORY
  • SETTING (TIME
  • AND PLACE IN
  • WHICH EVENTS
  • OCCUR),
  • CHARACTERS, A
  • POINT OF VIEW
  • (RELATIONSHIP OF
  • THE NARRATOR
  • TO THE STORY),
  • IS A FICTIONAL
  • NARRATIVE
  • WRITTEN IN
  • PROSE.
  • IT GENERALLY
  • INCLUDES A PLOT
  • (SEQUENCE OF
  • EVENTS), A

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  • AND A THEME (CENTRAL MESSAGE).

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SHORT STORY ELEMENTS
  • SETTING THE TIME AND PLACE IN WHICH THE EVENTS
    OCCUR.

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SHORT STORY ELEMENTSCONTINUED
  • CHARACTERS THE
  • PARTICIPANTS IN THE STORY.

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PROTAGONIST
  • IS THE MAIN CHARACTER.

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ANTAGONIST
  • IS A CHARACTER IN CONFLICT
  • WITH THE PROTAGONIST.

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POINT OF VIEW
  • IS THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE
  • STORYTELLER OR NARRATOR.

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THEME
  • IS THE CENTRAL MESSAGE OF
  • THE STORY THAT READERS
  • CAN APPLY TO LIFE. A THEME
  • MAY BE STATED CLEARLY OR
  • IMPLIED.

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PLOT
  • IS THE SEQUENCE OF RELATED
  • EVENTS IN A STORY. MOST
  • PLOTS DEAL WITH A PROBLEM
  • AND DEVELOP AROUND A
  • CONFLICT, A STRUGGLE
  • BETWEEN OPPOSING FORCES.
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