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Elements of a Short Story

The terms on a plot map.
STUDY
PLAY
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