Elements of a Short Story

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13 terms · The terms on a plot map.

exposition

characters, setting, basic situation

inciting incident

event that sparks the problem

conflict

problem

rising action

series of events leading up to the climax

climax

turning point

denouement

includes every event after the climax

falling action

events after the climax, before the resolution

resoluttion

solution

theme

author's message

point of view

perspective from which the story is being told

first person

narrator uses "I"

third person limited

story is told by one character, doesn't know the whole story

third person omniscent

narrator is aware of all of the feeling of all of the characters

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