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Elements of Fiction- Presentation/Notes

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Elements of Fiction- Presentation/Notes

  1. 1. Mrs. Sample’s Language Arts
  2. 2. Elements of a Short Story Plot Theme Setting Character Conflict
  3. 3. Plot: How Stories Happen What is plot? The structure of a story. It is also the sequence of events.
  4. 4. Parts of Plot Exposition Rising Action Climax Falling Action Resolution
  5. 5. What is Exposition? •Beginning of story •Introduces characters, setting, and tone. •Beginning of story •Introduces characters, setting, and tone.
  6. 6. What is Rising Action? •Plot becomes increasingly complicated •Various problems arise •Plot becomes increasingly complicated •Various problems arise
  7. 7. What is Climax? The high point of a story. It is the moment the two opposing forces meet. The high point of a story. It is the moment the two opposing forces meet.
  8. 8. What is Falling Action? •Action following the climax. •Leads to the end. •Action following the climax. •Leads to the end.
  9. 9. What is Resolution? •Problems are solved •Action comes to an end. •Problems are solved •Action comes to an end.
  10. 10. What is the high point of action in a story? A. Exposition B. Resolution C. Climax D. Falling action
  11. 11. What is Theme? •Message about life •What the work is about. •The lesson learned. •Message about life •What the work is about. •The lesson learned.
  12. 12. What is Tone? • Tells us what the author thinks about his/her main character. • The author’s attitude toward the story and readers. • Tells us what the author thinks about his/her main character. • The author’s attitude toward the story and readers.
  13. 13. What is Mood? • The effect of the writer’s words on the reader. • How the writer’s words make us feel. • The effect of the writer’s words on the reader. • How the writer’s words make us feel.
  14. 14. The setting answers the question, “What is the work about?” True False
  15. 15. What is a Character? A person or animal in a story A person or animal in a story
  16. 16. Character • Main character • Hero of the story • Main character • Hero of the story What is a protagonist?
  17. 17. Character • Opposes protagonist • Bad guy • Opposes protagonist • Bad guy What is an antagonist?
  18. 18. Dynamic vs. Static DYNAMIC • Character changes throughout a story. They either do something differently or make a choice they would not have normally made. STATIC • Character stays the same through the whole story. This person does not change. They are actually very predictable through the whole story.
  19. 19. Who is the hero or central character of a story? A. Protagonist B. Climax C. Exposition D. Antagonist
  20. 20. What is Conflict? A struggle between opposing forces in a story A struggle between opposing forces in a story
  21. 21. What is Conflict? •Person against person •Person against self •Person against society •Person against nature •Person against person •Person against self •Person against society •Person against nature
  22. 22. Congratulations! You know the Elements of a Short Story!!! ` Plot Theme Setting Character Conflict

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