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The 5 Key Elements of a      Short Story
Short StoryIs a fictional work, commonly written in a           narrative prose fashion.
A Short Story has about fifteendifferent elements, but the following   five elements make up the most important parts of t...
The Five Key Elements of a Short Story• Character• Setting• Plot• Conflict• Theme
Character• This element comprises of the  personalities and other sentient beings  that perform the actions of the story. ...
Setting• This serves as the contextual portion of  the story, providing the reader of the  short story’s background. The S...
Plot• The flow of the entire short story. The  plot, in its most basic meaning, is the  story itself. The Plot orders the ...
Conflict• This element is what makes the story  exciting. The Conflict is the struggle of  the short story between the pro...
Theme• The overall message (or the content of  the story) that the short story implies.  The Theme, while it may not direc...
In order for a short story to be readable and appreciated, thefive key elements have to work      with each other in a    ...
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Five important elements of a short story

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Details the five key factors that makes a good short story. From Robert Busalla.

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Five important elements of a short story

  1. 1. The 5 Key Elements of a Short Story
  2. 2. Short StoryIs a fictional work, commonly written in a narrative prose fashion.
  3. 3. A Short Story has about fifteendifferent elements, but the following five elements make up the most important parts of the Short Story.
  4. 4. The Five Key Elements of a Short Story• Character• Setting• Plot• Conflict• Theme
  5. 5. Character• This element comprises of the personalities and other sentient beings that perform the actions of the story. The Character is widely agreed to be the most important factor to a good short story.
  6. 6. Setting• This serves as the contextual portion of the story, providing the reader of the short story’s background. The Setting provides the reader the basis for interpreting the other elements of the story.
  7. 7. Plot• The flow of the entire short story. The plot, in its most basic meaning, is the story itself. The Plot orders the actions that the characters of the short story will perform.
  8. 8. Conflict• This element is what makes the story exciting. The Conflict is the struggle of the short story between the protagonists and antagonists, as well as other characters in the story.
  9. 9. Theme• The overall message (or the content of the story) that the short story implies. The Theme, while it may not directly affect the story’s appreciative quality, typically provides the reader a pre- conceived idea of what the story is all about.
  10. 10. In order for a short story to be readable and appreciated, thefive key elements have to work with each other in a synchronized way.
  11. 11. Thank you!

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