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1
Elements of a Short Story
2
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.

3
Elements of a Short Story
  • Plot
  • - exposition
  • - rising action
  • - climax
  • - falling action
  • - resolution

4
SETTING
  • The time and place in which a work of literature
    happens.

5
CHARACTERS
  • The people, animals or objects in a story

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

6
CHARACTERIZATION
  • The description of the personalities of the
    characters in the story and the way in which an
    author reveals their personalities.

7
PLOT
  • The sequence or order of events in a story. The
    plot includes
  • Exposition - The part of the plot that tells how
    the story begins. It includes the setting and the
    characters.
  • Rising Action - The action in the story leading
    up to the climax in which a conflict is revealed.
  • Conflict - Struggles or problems between opposing
    forces.

8
PLOT
  • Climax The turning point in the plot. It may
    be the most suspenseful moment or readers point
    of highest interest.
  • Falling action - The action in the story after
    the climax is revealed where loose ends are
    wrapped up.
  • Resolution - The part of the plot that reveals
    the final outcome.

9
PLOT DIAGRAM
Climax
Rising Action
Conflict
Falling Action
Exposition
Resolution
10
CONCLUSION
  • Now that we have identified and defined the
    elements of a short story, let us use the
    elements to analyze a familiar fairytale.

11
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
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Guevin, D. Short Story Elements. Retrieved Jun.
19, 2003, http//www.uvm.edu/dguevi
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