Story Literary Elements Some basics that every good story must have ….
Every story needs characters Animals People Or Creatures
Great stories have a conflict Man vs. Man Man vs. Nature Man vs. Society Man vs. Machine Man vs. Himself
Internal or External Conflict Mental struggle with-in a character A struggle with an outside force/character
Predictions What you think will happen in a text using pictures, reading the summary, or genre
A hint about what will happen next is called foreshadowing For example, if you hear this: Then you know someone’s about to get eaten!
Flashback • Events from the past that interrupts the story
Exposition • The part of the story usually the beginning which explains the background and the setting of the story. The characters are often introduced in the exposition
Rising Action • Central part of the story, during which various problems arise • Leads up to the climax
Falling Action • The part of the story that follows the climax or turning point. • It contains the action or dialogue necessary to lead the story to a resolution
The point of view is the perspective of the story “I was framed! I just wanted to borrow a cup of sugar!” “That rotten wolf tried to eat us!!!!”
Whether you’re the reader, or the writer, a great story includes all these literary elements!!! foreshadowing protagonist flashback conflict climax characters setting antagonist point of view rising action