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Short Story Elements 2

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Plot
The sequence of events in a story; the elements of a story in that sequence.
Theme
The life lesson the reader can learn from a story.
Tone
The mood created by the author.
Protagonist
The most important character in a story.
Rising Action
The majority of a story when the author builds suspense leading up to the climax.
Third Person Point of View
The narrator is not a character in the story.
Climax
The moment of greatest suspense
Internal Conflict
The protagonist is faced with an important decision or conflicting emotions.
Static Character
A minor character who does not change as the story progresses.
Exposition
The beginning of a story when the main character and setting are introduced.
Antagonist
Who or what creates a conflict for the protagonist.
Resolution
The end of the story when the main conflict is solved.
First Person Point of View
The narrator is a character in the story.
Dynamic Character
An important character who changes as the story progresses.
External Conflict
The protagonist is faced with a conflict created by an outside force.
Setting
Where and when the story takes place.

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