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Elements of Fiction Short Stories
5 Basic Elements <ul><li>Characters </li></ul><ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Plot </li></ul><ul><li>Point of View </li>...
CHARACTERS <ul><li>Actors in the story’s plot </li></ul><ul><li>May be human, animal, object, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>P...
Characterization <ul><li>Characterization -  the creation and convincing representation of fictitious characters </li></ul...
Character Types <ul><li>Individual - round, hae many sides and complex personalities </li></ul><ul><li>Developing - dynami...
SETTING - Time and location where the story take place <ul><li>Place - geographical location </li></ul><ul><li>Time - hist...
Stages of plot <ul><li>Exposition  – introduce characters, setting, conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Rising Action  – events tha...
CONFLICT - Internal or External <ul><li>Man vs. Man - External struggle between two or more individuals </li></ul><ul><li>...
POINT OF VIEW - Who is telling the story? <ul><li>First Person  – narrator is a character IN the story (“I” is used) </li>...
Theme <ul><li>Central idea or message of the story </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stated  – directly presented in story </li></ul><...
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  1. 1. Elements of Fiction Short Stories
  2. 2. 5 Basic Elements <ul><li>Characters </li></ul><ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Plot </li></ul><ul><li>Point of View </li></ul><ul><li>Theme </li></ul>
  3. 3. CHARACTERS <ul><li>Actors in the story’s plot </li></ul><ul><li>May be human, animal, object, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Protagonist – main character </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Antagonist – person in conflict with the main character </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Not all stories have an antagonist. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Characterization <ul><li>Characterization - the creation and convincing representation of fictitious characters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical appearance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thoughts, feelings, and dreams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Actions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How others view them </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Character Types <ul><li>Individual - round, hae many sides and complex personalities </li></ul><ul><li>Developing - dynamic, many-sided personalities that change, for better or worse, by the end of the story </li></ul><ul><li>Static - stereotype, have one or two characteristics that never change </li></ul>
  6. 6. SETTING - Time and location where the story take place <ul><li>Place - geographical location </li></ul><ul><li>Time - historical period, time of day, year, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Weather conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Social conditions - customs, status </li></ul><ul><li>Mood or atmosphere - the feeling created in the reader </li></ul>
  7. 7. Stages of plot <ul><li>Exposition – introduce characters, setting, conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Rising Action – events that intensify conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Climax – emotional highpoint </li></ul><ul><li>Falling Action – subsequent events caused by climax </li></ul><ul><li>Resolution (or Denouement) – ending, outcome </li></ul>
  8. 8. CONFLICT - Internal or External <ul><li>Man vs. Man - External struggle between two or more individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Man vs. Himself - Internal struggle concerning emotion and decision </li></ul><ul><li>Man vs. Environment - External struggle between man and his surroundings (including nature) </li></ul><ul><li>Man vs. Animal - External struggle between man and beast </li></ul>
  9. 9. POINT OF VIEW - Who is telling the story? <ul><li>First Person – narrator is a character IN the story (“I” is used) </li></ul><ul><li>Third Person - narrator is NOT a character is the story (“he or she”) </li></ul><ul><li>Third Person Limited – narrator reveals thoughts of only one character </li></ul><ul><li>Third Person Omniscient – narrator reveals thoughts of all characters </li></ul>
  10. 10. Theme <ul><li>Central idea or message of the story </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stated – directly presented in story </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implied – theme may be inferred by the reader based on elements of the story </li></ul></ul>
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