Elements of a Short Story: Terms. (Review: Plot, Characters) Point of View, Symbol, Irony, Foreshadowing, Flashback. Plot. The chain of related events that take place in a story. The plot of a short story centers around conflict. Conflict is a struggle between opposing forces.
Elements of a Short Story: Terms
(Review: Plot, Characters)
Point of View, Symbol, Irony, Foreshadowing, Flashback
Plot at a Glance
speech, thoughts, feelings, or actions of the character
The speech, thoughts, feelings, or actions of other characters about that character
the narrator’s direct comments about a character
A round character that CHANGES during the course of the story due to some event, obstacle, conflict or plot device
(Think: dynamite changes things:)
A round or flat character that does not change during the course of the story, despite the conflict or plot…
(Think: stays the same)
Point of Viewor . . .
(Who’s telling this story anyway?)
-the vantage point from which the story is told.
-determines how much we, the readers, know about the characters.
What is a symbol?
A symbol is a person, a place, an activity, or an object that stands for something beyond itself.
The contrast between what is expected….
and what is real
3. Dramatic Irony: When the audience (reader) knows something important that a character doesn’t
(Think: I know Juliet isn’t really dead, but Romeo doesn’t…)