LA9: Short Story Elements
Author's word choice, sentence structure, figurative language to establish meaning in the text.
This term can be referred as perspective or tone of the writer like serious or humorous.
Evokes feelings in readers through words and descriptions; it creates an emotional situation.
The logical sequence of events that develop a story.
Introduce information about events, settings, characters etc. to the audience or readers.
Incidents of suspense and interest: decisions, characters' flaws, background that create twists
Most intense point in the development of a decisive moment, a major turning point.
Wraps up the narrative, and leads toward the closure.
The problem of the story is resolved or worked out to tie up the loose ends.
Time and place in which a story takes place.
Creation of a fictional character using physical appearance, dialogue, behaviors, and choices.
The leading character, hero or heroine
A person who actively opposes or is hostile to the main character; an adversary.
An issue in a narrative around which the whole story revolves.
Point of View
The perspective from which a work is written
The narrator is a character in the story, and they refer to him or herself.
POV? "I think the universe is improbably biased toward the consciousness." John Green
The reader is directly addressed in the written work.
POV? "But here you are, and you cannot say that the terrain is entirely unfamiliar." McInerney
The person or people being talked about.
The central message or idea in a story stated in a complete sentence.
Where characters of a narrative talk to one another.
Hints of what's to come.
An object that represents an abstract idea.
An incongruity between expectations for a situation and what actually happens.
The type of story.
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