the time and location in which a story takes place
Place- geographical location, where is the action of the story taking place?
Time- when is the story taking place? (Historical period, time of day, year, past, present, future, etc)
Mood or atmosphere- what feeling is created at the beginning of the story? Is it bright and cheerful or dark and frightening?
Weather conditions- it is rainy, sunny, stormy, etc,
Social conditions- what is the daily life of the characters like? Does the story contain local color (writing that focuses on the speech, dress, mannerisms, customs, etc. of a particular place)?