Short Story Structure

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Short Story Structure
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2010-02-25 20:23:34
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  1. What is setting?(3 things)W.W.W
    • *Where the story takes places? More then one
    • *When the story takes place(year,time)
    • *Weather(mood atmoshpere)
  2. What are the 5 Elements of a short story
    Characters

    Plot

    Conflict/problem

    Atmosphere/mood

    Theme
  3. What is the main character also called?
    Protagonist(mostly hero)
  4. What is the "villian also called"
    antagonist
  5. what is another word for dull and full characters
    • flat-boring
    • round-exciting
  6. what are the four kinds of problems
    • * man vs. man
    • * man vs. nature
    • *nature vs. nature
    • *man vs. himself
    • *man vs machine?
  7. what does the initial problem do?
    the initial problem generates the rest of the actions
  8. what are the two kinds of atmoshpere/ moods?
    • * external(nature)
    • *internal(people)
  9. What is the theme
    What the author is trying to say about people and the world

    main idea of the story
  10. How do we learn about characters?
    • * Authors description
    • *What they think
    • *What they do
    • *What others say/how they interact
    • *What she says
  11. Short story plot paragragh
    1: Exposition

    2. Conflict

    3.Rising action

    4.Climax

    5.Falling action

    6.Resolution
  12. What is a simile?
    • A figure of speech in which two unlike things are compared
    • (usually introduced by like or as)
    • She is like a rose
  13. Metaphor
    • A comparison in which one thing is used to represent something else
    • "That guy is a cold hearted snake"
  14. Personification
    • The act of attributing human traits qualities to inhaminate objects
    • "My computer hates me"

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