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7 th Grade Short Story Elements

7 th Grade Short Story Elements. major elements. Setting Plot Conflict Characters Theme. Setting. WHEN and WHERE a story takes place Usually includes: Place Time Weather conditions Social conditions Mood or atmosphere. Plot. The sequence of events in a story

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7 th Grade Short Story Elements

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  1. 7th Grade Short Story Elements

  2. major elements • Setting • Plot • Conflict • Characters • Theme

  3. Setting • WHEN and WHERE a story takes place • Usually includes: • Place • Time • Weather conditions • Social conditions • Mood or atmosphere

  4. Plot • The sequence of events in a story • Has a beginning, middle, and end • Short stories usually have one plot so it can be read in one sitting • There are five essential parts of plot

  5. Plot Diagram C D B A E

  6. A. Exposition • Occurs at the beginning of a short story. • Characters are introduced • We learn about the setting • We are introduced to the main conflict (main problem).

  7. B. Rising Action • This part of the story begins to develop the conflict(s). A building of suspense occurs.

  8. C. Climax • This is the turning point of the story. Usually the main character comes face to face with a conflict. The main character will change in some way.

  9. D. Falling Action • All loose ends of the plot are tied up. The conflict(s) and climax are taken care of.

  10. E. Resolution • The story comes to a reasonable ending.

  11. A. Exposition B. Rising Action C. Climax D. Falling Action E. Resolution Beginning of Story Middle of Story End of Story

  12. Conflict • Is the opposition of forces – it is any goal or problem that the main character is faced with. • There are usually (but not always) multiple conflicts, but only one main one.

  13. There are two types of conflict: 1)  External - A struggle with a force from the outside. • 2)  Internal - A struggle within (the character must make some decision, overcome pain, resist an urge, etc.)

  14. There are four kinds of conflict: • 1) Human vs. Human • leading character struggles • against other humans • against animals • 2)  Human vs. Nature • leading character struggles • against nature • against fate

  15. 3)  Human vs. Society • leading character struggles against beliefs or customs of other people. • 4)  Human vs. Self • leading character struggles • with ideas of right or wrong • choices • physical limitations • etc.

  16. CharacterS Protagonist is the main character of the story (the hero) • all major events have some importance to this character Antagonist is whatever causes the conflict with the protagonist (the villain, etc.) • can also be nature, society, etc.

  17. Theme • is the author's main idea or moral • usually is what the main character learns about life from overcoming the conflict • author may use figurative language to emphasize his or her theme: Simile Metaphor Hyperbole Idiom Irony Symbolism

  18. Examples of Theme • Some simple examples of common themes in literature, TV, and film: • “don't judge a book by its cover” • “things are not always as they appear to be” • “people are afraid of change” • “love is blind” • “believe in yourself”

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