17 terms

Elements of a story

STUDY
PLAY
Plot
Series of events that gives a story structure and direction.
Exposition
Beginning of a story "sets the stage"
Setting
When/Where the story takes place.
Characters
People/Animals in the story,or things in a story.
Protagonist
Main character in a story.
Dynamic character
Change as a result of a story.
Round Character
More complex/Multi dimential
Antagonist
The character/Force working against the Protagonist.
Static Character
Does not change during the story, relates to plot.
Flat
One outstanding characteristic, one dimensial
Conflict
Struggles between opposing forces.
Man vs. Man, Man vs. Self, Man vs. Nature, Man vs. Supernatural, Man vs. Society.
Rising action
The series of events that sets up the conflict.
Climax/Crisis/Turning point
High point or turning point where the conflict comes to head and is decided.
Falling action
Events happen after climax.
Resolution
Point of closure
Point of view
Outlook from which the story is told.
Supporting character
Not major character, does not effct plot or resolution.