Elements Of A Short Story. Hip-Hop: “Five Things” – Flocabulary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6I24S72Jps&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=active. SHORT STORY . A story that is much shorter than a novel and can usually be read in one sitting. . CHARACTERS .
Hip-Hop: “Five Things” – Flocabulary
(Characterization – The development of a character or characters)
The sequence of events in a story.
What happens in the story?
In what order does the action happen?
When does the story take place?
Where does the story take place?
The beginning of the story; the first part of the plot: introduces the setting (where, when) and the main character(s); sets up the situation or conflict; sets the tone or mood of the story.
The actions and events in a story that move the plot along; the story develops.
The key event or turning point in a story that will change the outcome of the story; the “point of no return.” (Usually the most exciting or interesting event in the story.)
The events or actions that occur after the climax; ties up “loose ends” and leads to the story’s resolution.
Final part of the story; the story is “closed.” (Also called the de’nouement.)
A way of looking at life or human nature that the writer shares with the reader. In most cases, the theme is not stated directly, but is implied.
(Themes should be expressed as a statement, not just one word. )
The way in which an author reveals the personalities of the characters in a story.
(Two types of Third Person P.O.V. :
1. Omniscient 2. Limited)
“Tina had decided to break up with John.”
Now that we have identified and defined the elements of a short story, let us use the elements to analyze a familiar fairytale.