SETTING DEVELOPMENTYou may want to take notes as these are terms that will be on the Short Story Final Exam
Three Elements of Setting Development • Place • Time • Environment Setting PlaceCity, state, country, Time Environment castle, cottage, Include clues that Might include details playground, ship, let us know it is that describe themountain, stadium, afternoon, evening, weather, the noise etc. the future, colonial level, or darkness. times, or clock time.
Details Explicit Details Implicit Details Perfectly clear, definite, directly Implied, to involve or indicate by expressed inference, to express indirectlyExample: Example:“Can’t see it,” remarked Rainsford, trying “Here on my preserve on this island,” to peer through the dank tropical he said, in the same slow tone, “I night that was palpable as it pressed hunt a more dangerous game.” its thick warm blackness in upon the yacht. “The choice rests entirely with you.An apprehensive night crawled slowly by But may I not venture to suggest like a wounded snake, and sleep did that you will find my idea of sport not visit Rainsford, although the more diverting than Ivan’s?” silence of a dead world was on the jungle. He had never slept in a better bed, Rainsford decided.