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Introduction to the elements of fiction. These are also referred to as the Short Story elements since it is introduced during the short story unit.

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Story Elements Ppt

  1. 1. Mrs. Sample Language Arts 7th Grade
  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
  4. 4. Parts of Plot Climax Rising Action Falling Action Exposition Resolution
  5. 5. What is Exposition? •Beginning of story •Introduces characters, setting, and tone
  6. 6. What is Rising Action? •Plot becomes increasingly complicated •Various problems arise
  7. 7. What is Climax? The high point of a story
  8. 8. What is Falling Action? •Action following the climax •Leads to the end
  9. 9. What is Resolution? •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 •What the main character learns
  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.
  13. 13. What is Mood? • The effect of the writer’s words on the reader. • How the writer’s words make us feel.
  14. 14. What is Setting? • Place • Time
  15. 15. The setting answers the question, “What is the work about?” True False
  16. 16. What is a Character? A person or animal in a story
  17. 17. Character What is a • Main character protagonist? • Hero of the story
  18. 18. Character • Opposes What is an protagonist antagonist? • Bad guy
  19. 19. Dynamic vs. Static DYNAMIC STATIC • Character • Character stays changes the same through throughout a the whole story. story. They either This person does do something not change. They differently or are actually very make a choice predictable they would not through the whole have normally story. made.
  20. 20. Who is the hero or central character of a story? A. Protagonist B. Climax C. Exposition D. Antagonist
  21. 21. What is Conflict? A struggle between opposing forces in a story
  22. 22. What is Conflict? •Person against person •Person against self •Person against society •Person against nature
  23. 23. Congratulations! You know the Elements of a Short Story!!! ` Plot Theme Setting Character Conflict
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