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short story tems

setting when a story takes place. includes the timeof day, year in history, time of year.
mood atmosphere of story: the mood of story is created by the setting.
theme authers message or lesson what do you learn from the story.
conflict problome in a story
person vs self when a character is forced to make a difficult decision.
externat conflict problem or conflict is created by an outside force.
person vs person two people are in conflict arguing or fighting.
person vs fate a person who connot controle his/her destiny.
person vs society a person whose values and belifes are different from society values.
person vs natrue conflict is created by force of nature this includes wether, animals, and ocean.
plot sequence of events in a short story.
exposition all background information is given to the reader.
narrative hook main conflict is introduced.
rising action event in a short story that lead to the climax most of the story will take place here.
climax most exiting part of a story/turning point.
falling action events leading to the conclution of a short story.
conclution resolution or end of a short story.
narrator the "person" the story: the narrator is not the same as the auther.
tone narrators attitude about the story.
point of view how the story is told.
1st person the narroator is part of of the story.the narrator uses "i,me,our" in the story.
3ed limited the nattator tells the story "through the eyes of one character"
3ed omniscent the narrator can tell you what everyone in the story is thinking.
character people or animals in a short story.
major most important characters in a short story.
protagonist the main characters: the good guy.
antagonist the character who creates problems for the protyagonist: the bad guy.
minor additional characters needed to tell the srory.
diynamic character thoughts change in a short story.
static character thoughts do not chang.
indirect charactterization the reader leading about a chracter through his/her thoughts, words, and/or actions.
direct charactterization the reader learns about a character thought what other charaters or the narrator tell the reader.
symbol somthing repersents a thought, attitude emotion or something else.
irony the differents bettween apperanc and realety when what is expected to happen.
foreshadowing hits about what will happen later in the story.
flat character character with one main personalety trait.
round character character with many personalety trait.
Created by: angelgomez



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