26 terms

LA9: Short Story Elements

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