Elements of stories Setting Plot Conflict Character Theme Point of View Imagery
Setting Time - Past - Present - Future Place - School - A Castle - Bedroom What is our current setting?
Plot The structure of a story. - How the author arranges events. Plot Includes: Rising Action Climax Falling Action Resolution
character Protagonist - Central Character - Usually hero/heroine Antagonist - Another main character - Usually villain Foil - Secondary or minor character Characters CAN change!
theme The underlying central idea of a story. May be clearly stated or implied. To help find the theme of a story, ask yourself: What does the main character learn?
Point of view First Person - Narrator is a character - Uses I, me, my, mine Third Person Objective - Narrator is NOT a character - Uses he, his, she, it, they - Narrator is an outsider who can only report what he or she sees and hears.
Point of view continued Third Person Limited - Narrator is NOT a character - Uses he, his, she, it, they - Narrator is an outsider who sees into the mind of one of the characters. Omniscient - Narrator is al all-knowing outsider who can enter the minds of one or more characters.
Imagery Descriptions of people or objects stated in terms of our senses. Taste, Smell, Hear, Sight, Touch It is the “mental picture” the readers experience.
Testing your skills Interactive Story
Creating your own narrative story Come up with an idea Map your thoughts Write a rough draft Revise Write a final copy
Mapping your thoughts
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