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Short presentation on plot and setting in a short story.

Short presentation on plot and setting in a short story.

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  • 1.  The text chapter explains how to creatively write a setting and plot. The assigned reading also provides open guidelines for writing your setting and plot We will reinforce our readings with this presentation on the plot and the setting
  • 2.  The plot tells us who, why, and what is happening The plot provides the action The plot is a series of events or circumstances happening The plot includes several elements
  • 3.  Exposition Rising Action › Conflict Climax Falling Action Resolution
  • 4.  Introduces important background information to the audience; for example, information about the setting, events ...
  • 5.  Movement in the story Changes to characters Circumstances or obstacles Events that may or may not contribute to the plot, but contribute to the meaning Step by step process of building the story before it reaches the climax
  • 6.  Is the barrier(s) blocking a characters goals, in turn, creating drama. It can be internal or external Happen during rising action Examples: › Will she get out the house? › What if the car does not start? › Will they get there before….happens?
  • 7.  This is the highest point of the story This is the greatest point of intensity Happens close to the end Vivid and suspenseful Example: › The villain is finally incarcerated › They win the championship › He finds the lottery ticket
  • 8.  This is part of the story that culminate the resolution A few scene before closing Sums up the story Example: › They get married near the end › Vacation after find lottery ticket › Heading home after time on the moon
  • 9.  The conclusion of the story All conflicts have been solved
  • 10.  Reveal the characters relationship to the place A vivid setting increase credibility of character Often has direct connection to story Creates mood and atmosphere Includes can include sounds, visuals, and place
  • 11. Setting ExamplesPlaces Sounds TimeMountains Rooster PastPark Trucks FutureHome Silence PresentSpace Children DayForeign Country Animals Night
  • 12.  The plot tells what’s happening in the story Five elements to the plot › Exposition › Rising Action › Climax › Falling Action › Resolution
  • 13.  Setting › Reveal the characters relationship to the place › A vivid setting increase credibility of character › Often has direct connection to story › Creates mood and atmosphere › Includes can include sounds, visuals, and place
  • 14.  Five Story Elements Lyrics http://sabreenglish.com/ela- reading/literary-terms/english-7-songs---- learn-em/elementslyrics.pdf Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exposition_( narrative)