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Short Story Terms

literary terms definitions

Setting Where a story takes place
Mood atmosphere of a story is usally dtermined by the setting
Theme lesson or message of the story controlling idea ot control asighed author underlining meaning or main idea trying to convey
Conflict Problem without conflict there is no story
*Internal conflict Struggle within one's self person must make decesion overcome pain temper
-Person vs. self Character must make a difficult decision
*external conflict struggle with an outside force
1. -Man vs. Man 2. -Man vs. Fate 3. Man vs. Society 4. Man vs. Nature 1.problem between two people or two groups of people can be fight or araggment 2.A person has a problem facing he/she destiny.3.One person in conflict with a group. 4.A person in conflict with or struggleing against anyforce of nature
*Plot Sequence of events
*Exposition All background information is given setting and man char. are in fo.
*Narrative Hook The problem/main conflict is revealed
*Rising Action All of the greats leading to the climax
*Climax most exiting part of the story the T point
*falling Action All of the events leading to the conclusion
*Conclusion The End...
Narrator The person telling the story~not always the author
*Tone Narrator/authornattitude toward the story
*Point Of View how a story is told. The relationship between the narrato and the reader
-1st person The Narrator is a part of the story and uses I,Me,My,Our,Us
Created by: keshawnnewby



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