The Elements of a Story
<ul><li>Sequence of events that unfolds around a conflict </li></ul><ul><li>When and where the story takes place </li></ul>
<ul><li>A person who takes part in the action </li></ul><ul><li>Antagonist -the bad guy-the one who starts trouble </li></...
<ul><li>Exposition-Gives background information about characters, conflict or setting </li></ul><ul><li>Climax-Turning poi...
<ul><li>The writer’s attitude toward his subject such as:  humorous, serious, or sad </li></ul><ul><li>How the story is to...
<ul><li>Lesson learned </li></ul><ul><li>What the story is mainly about </li></ul>
<ul><li>Words that describe the character’s personality </li></ul>
<ul><li>What is being said between characters </li></ul>
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Literary Elements

  1. 1. The Elements of a Story
  2. 2. <ul><li>Sequence of events that unfolds around a conflict </li></ul><ul><li>When and where the story takes place </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>A person who takes part in the action </li></ul><ul><li>Antagonist -the bad guy-the one who starts trouble </li></ul><ul><li>Protagonist -the good guy-usually the main character </li></ul><ul><li>*A struggle or a problem </li></ul><ul><li>*2 kinds of conflict: </li></ul><ul><li>External -character struggles against an outside force </li></ul><ul><li>Internal -struggle that takes place within the character’s mind </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Exposition-Gives background information about characters, conflict or setting </li></ul><ul><li>Climax-Turning point of the story-most exciting part! </li></ul><ul><li>Rising Action-where the suspense builds </li></ul><ul><li>Falling Action-conflict ends-problem is solved </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The writer’s attitude toward his subject such as: humorous, serious, or sad </li></ul><ul><li>How the story is told </li></ul><ul><li>1 st person -author uses “I, me, we” </li></ul><ul><li>3rd person -author uses “he, she, they” </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Lesson learned </li></ul><ul><li>What the story is mainly about </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Words that describe the character’s personality </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>What is being said between characters </li></ul>

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