Elements of a Short Story


Mindmap about the elements of a short story.
Juan david Funes
Mind Map by Juan david Funes, updated more than 1 year ago
Juan david Funes
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Elements of a Short Story
  1. 1. Setting
    1. Time and location in which a story takes place is called the setting
      1. Place
        1. Time
          1. Weather Conditions
            1. Social Conditions
              1. Atmosphere
              2. 2. Plot
                1. It is how the author arranges events to develop his basic idea; it is the sequence of events in a story or play
                  1. Exposition
                    1. Inciting Force
                      1. Rising Action
                        1. Climax
                          1. Falling Action
                            1. Denouement
                            2. Characteristics
                              1. Foreshadowing
                                1. Flashback
                                  1. Dialogue
                                    1. Suspense
                                  2. 3. Conflict
                                    1. It is the opposition of forces which ties one incident to another and makes the plot move
                                      1. External
                                        1. A struggle with a force outside one's self.
                                        2. Internal
                                          1. A struggle within one's self; a person must make some decision, overcome pain, quiet their temper, resist an urge, etc.
                                          2. Four Types of Sub-Conflict
                                            1. Person vs. Person
                                              1. Physical
                                                1. Person vs. Circumstances
                                                  1. Classical
                                                    1. Person vs. Society
                                                      1. Social
                                                        1. Person vs. Himself / Herself
                                                          1. Psychological
                                                2. 4. Character
                                                  1. In order for a story to seem real to the reader its characters must seem real.
                                                    1. Characters Types
                                                      1. Protagonist
                                                        1. Round
                                                          1. Developing
                                                            1. Flat
                                                              1. Dynamic
                                                        2. Antagonist
                                                          1. Anti-hero
                                                            1. Archetype
                                                              1. Static
                                                      2. 5. Point of View
                                                        1. Point of view is the position from which the narrator tells the story
                                                          1. Type
                                                            1. participant point of view
                                                              1. It is when the narrator is a character participating in the action of the story
                                                              2. nonparticipant point of view.
                                                                1. It is when the narrator is an observer and not a character
                                                            2. 6. Theme
                                                              1. The theme in a piece of fiction is its controlling idea or its central insight
                                                                1. A theme can be expressed in one or two simple statements about human beings and/or life
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