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SS Notes Taylor H.

Elements of a Short Story: Structured Notes

What is the exposition? The opening part.
What is the rising action? The central part of the story.
What is the climax? It is when the conflict of the story is the strongest.
What is the falling action? It is the closing part of the story.
What is the two types of conflict? External & internal.
What is conflict? A problem or struggle between 2 people.
What is man vs. man conflict? A problem between two people.
What is man vs. nature conflict? A problem with character and element of nature.
What is man vs. him/herself conflict? A prolem within the mind of the person.
What is man vs. society conflict? a problem between a soiety, school, the law, or tradition.
What are the 4 characteristcs of a person? 1. Appearence 2. What he/he says, thinks, feel, and dreams. 3. What he/she does or doesnt do. 4. What other think about im.her.
What are the 2 types ofcharacters in a short story? A protagonist and a anagonist.
What is a protatognist? the main character or hero in the story.
What is an antagonist? the person that is against the protagonist.
What is a setting? Place & time. (or where and when.)
What is place? Where they are.
What is time? When are they there at the place?
What are weather conditions? What is it like there?
What is the mood/atmosphere? A feeling/emotion that an author creates in the story.
What is the theme? It is the meesage that is revealed in the story.
What are some examples of common themes from literature, TV, and film? - Things aren't always what they seem to be. - Love is Blind. - Beleive in yourself. - People are afraid of change. - Don't judge a book by the cover.
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