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.
(Review: Plot, Characters)
Point of View, Symbol, Irony, Foreshadowing, Flashback
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 characterMethods of CharacterizationCreating Believable Characters
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)
(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.
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…)