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MS Story Elements

Fantasy The category of books where there are made up stories, that could not happen, such as with talking animals, fairies, magic, etc.
Mystery This category of books often has the main character as the "detective" who must solve the major problem.
Realistic Fiction Category of the story where it could actually happen.
Setting The time and place of a story (the when and where a story happens).
1st Person Point of View Often uses "I" or "me" when the story is narrated.
3rd Person Limited The narrator tells the story, but you only know the thoughts and feelings of just 1-2 characters.
3rd Person Omniscient The reader knows the thoughts and feelings of several of the characters in the story.
Characters The individuals in the story. Could be humans, animals, creatures, etc.
Protagonist The main character of a story; is often the good guy, but not always.
Antagonist The opposing force to the main character. Often is portrayed as the bad or evil character.
Plot The order and events of the story.
Exposition In the story, this is the first part of the plot pyramid. Where the characters and setting is introduced.
Rising Action Where the reader gets into the story. Where the conflict begins to become known.
Climax The turning point in the story. Where the major conflict occurs.
Conflict The struggle or problem that is attempted to be solved.
Individual v. individual Two characters who have conflict with one another.
Individual v. self A character who battles his/her own mind/decisions.
Individual v. world/society When a character has a conflict with the law, government, or own values.
Individual v. nature A struggle against weather, surviving, land, or animals.
Falling Action The story begins to come together. The conflict start to wrap up.
Resolution The story comes to a reasonable conclusion (whether or not it's what you wanted).
Author's Purpose Why the author wrote this piece. What are also the three major reasons to write?
Flashback Interrupting the story with events from the past.
Foreshadowing Details in a story that hint as to what may come in a later part of the book.
Theme The underlying or central message to the story. A lesson or the underlying truth of a story, which is often abstract (greed, love, coming of age).
Symbolism An object or item that is used to represent something else.
Mood The feeling the reader gets from the story.
Tone Words used to express how the author feels about the text.
Irony words used that often mean something different or the opposite of what they mean
Created by: mrkasselberg
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