Components of a Story

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Components of a Story - what are the different elements that make up a story structure

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Components of a Story

  1. 1. COMPONENTS OF A STORY What are the parts that make up a story? © Seomra Ranga 2012 www.seomraranga.com
  2. 2. SETTINGWhere the story takes placee.g.IrelandA forestOuter Space(Remember, a story may have more than onesetting – it can change during the story. Also, don’tforget to describe the setting.) © Seomra Ranga 2012 www.seomraranga.com
  3. 3. PERIODWhen the story takesplace e.g.1847 during the FamineThe presentThe year 2150 © Seomra Ranga 2012 www.seomraranga.com
  4. 4. THEMEThis is the overall ideaof the story e.gThe fight for food during famineGood overcoming evil in outer space © Seomra Ranga 2012 www.seomraranga.com
  5. 5. PLOTWhat happens in thestory (sometimes calledthe problem) e.g.Boy finds treasure in a caveA hurricane hits the holiday hotel © Seomra Ranga 2012 www.seomraranga.com
  6. 6. POINT OF VIEWWho is telling the storye.g.You, the authorOne of the characters3rd person narrator(Remember, the point of view may change inthe story.) © Seomra Ranga 2012 www.seomraranga.com
  7. 7. CHARACTERSWho is in the storye.g.PeopleAnimalsAliens © Seomra Ranga 2012 www.seomraranga.com
  8. 8. COMPONENTS OF A STORYMake sure you include all the components in the storyDon’t forget to describe them by making “word pictures” © Seomra Ranga 2012 www.seomraranga.com

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