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Elements of a Story


plot sequence of events that make up a story
exposition background to get reader's interest, usually at the beginning of the story
conflict struggle between opposing forces
rising action development of the conflict
climax turning point of the story, most intense
falling action events that lead to a resolution
resolution outcome of the conflict
character person or thing that is central to the story
dynamic character character that develops the most
static character character that doesn't change much from beginning to end
flat character character that is not very deep or emotional
round character character that shows emotional depth
setting time and place a story takes place
point of view the narrator's position in relation to the way the story is being told
1st person point of view narrator tells the story as themself, using "I" and "we"
2nd person point of view narrator focuses on the reader and writes to the reader, using "you" and "your"
3rd person point of view narrator is neutral telling the story of others, using "they" and "them"
antagonist character that opposes the protagonist in the story
protagonist central character in the story
external conflict a character struggling against an outside force
internal conflict a character struggling with a problem with their mind or feelings
Created by: astarks2