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Story Elements

Parts of Story

to refer to, or quote by way of example, authority or proof. cite
fully revealed or expressed without leaving questions as to meaning or intent. explicit
not revealed or expressed specifically. Capable of being understood implicit
To examine carefully analyze
qualities, characteristics, properties, features Traits
Usually in the beginning of the story, it contains the narrative hook and introduces the characters, setting. It also provides background information of the situation that lead to the conflict. Exposition
the events that immediately follow once the conflict is introduced and that lead up to the climax of the story. The suspense builds up as the conflict becomes unavoidable. Rising Action
Also known as the turning point of the story, it is the part of the story in which the character faces the conflict and deals with the problem. Climax
the events immediately following the climax that lead to a resolution to the conflict. It is what happens once the character deals with the problem. falling action
The outcome of the story as a result of the character facing the conflict. It is the ending of the story. Resolution
the central idea, or lesson, a story teaches about life, human behavior, or how thinks work. Theme
The series of events in a story as it unfolds from beginning, middle, and end. Plot
the problem or challenge the characters face in a story. Conflict
The type of problem in which the antagonist is another force within the story. external conflict.
The type of problem in which the antagonist is a force within the character, such as feelings, thoughts, beliefs, decisions, etc. Internal Conglict: Man vs. Self
the type of conflict in which the antagonizing force is the inevitable, such as death, sickness, puberty, etc. External Conflict: Man vs. Destiny or Fate
the type of conflict in which the antagonizing force is another character in the story External Conflict:Man vs. Man
the type of conflict in which the antagonizing force is the natural environmental conditions, such as weather, climate, foliage, geography, animals External Conflict:Man vs. Nature
the type of conflict in which the antagonizing force is the law and or social structure External Conflict:Man vs.Society
the development of characters in a story through explicit and implicit descriptions. Characterization
the people or beings that take part in a story. characters
main character; the "hero" of the story protagonist
the opposing for the main character struggles with; the "villain" of the story. antagonist
the author tells you the traits characters through explicit of the descriptions and illustrations. direct characterization
the author shows you the traits of the characters through implicit description of the character's thoughts, actions, dialogue, and interaction with other characters. indirect characterization
the time, place, environmental conditions, and social conditions in which a story takes place. Setting
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