a brief work of narrative fiction meant to be reading in one sitting
The sequence of events, what happens in the story
Plot Diagram -
an outline or framework for a story
a person, animal, or imaginary creature in a story
Dynamic Character -
character that changes and grows (in beliefs, actions or thoughts) during the story
Static Character -
character who remains the same throughout the story
time, place of a story
problem or struggle between opposing forces
External Conflict -
character struggles with an outside force
Person vs. Person Person vs. Nature Person vs. Fate Person vs. Society
character struggles with an inside force (needs, desires, emotions) Person vs. Self
the background; characters, setting, and conflict are introduced
Rising Action -
the episodes or events leading up to the climax, suspense and interest builds
feelings of tension or interest, the turning point
point of highest tension or interest, the turning point of the story
Falling Action -
episodes after the climax, before the resolution; events showing the effects or results of the climax; events are unwinding
the solution to the central conflict of the story; most of the conflicts are resolved;the story comes to a reasonable ending
Point of View -
From whose perspective the story is told
First person (point of view) -
character in the story tells the story,
Third Person (point of view) -
narrator tells the story-someone outside the story
overall feeling of a story (scary, funny, sad, inspiring)
the author's message about life or human nature
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