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Elements of a Story
Elements of a Story
Elements of a Story
Elements of a Story
Elements of a Story
Elements of a Story
Elements of a Story
Elements of a Story
Elements of a Story
Elements of a Story
Elements of a Story
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Elements of a Story

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Elements of a short story, including plot line

Elements of a short story, including plot line

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  • 1. Elements of a Story English 9
  • 2. The four main elements <ul><li>Point of View </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Every story needs a person to tell it. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Characters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you’re telling a story, you need someone to be in it! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If there’s a character, something needs to happen. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It must take place some where! </li></ul></ul>
  • 3. But aren’t they more specific? <ul><li>Point of view </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Third-person omniscient </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Third-person limited </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A time and place </li></ul></ul>
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  • 5. 6 Points on a plot curve <ul><li>Exposition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The introduction, where we’re EXPOSed to the characters and essential details </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inciting moment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>aka – narrative hook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where the action kicks into gear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The conflict is introduced here </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where it starts getting interesting </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. 6 Points on a plot curve <ul><li>Rising action </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where the story gets complicated and more intense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Takes up the bulk of the story </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Climax </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The emotional peak of the story </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where the conflict reaches its ultimate intensity/complication </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. 6 Points on a plot curve <ul><li>Falling Action </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Tying up loose strings” – sorting out the details that are left after the climax </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resolution (aka denouement) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conflict is resolved, and the story has finished </li></ul></ul>
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  • 9. Characters <ul><li>Static Character </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not change through the course of the story </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dynamic Character </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Changes / learns / grows during the course of a story </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. Characterization <ul><li>How a character is portrayed (displayed/developed) </li></ul><ul><li>Direct characterization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When a writer tells us directly what a character is like </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ He was an impolite oaf who had never made a good first impression.” </li></ul></ul>
  • 11. Characterization <ul><li>Indirect Characterization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When a writer shows us what a character is like without telling us directly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>through actions, words, physical appearances, etc. </li></ul></ul>

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