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Short Story Elements: Definitions

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PlotSequence of events
ConflictStruggle between opposing forces
IntroductionFirst stage of plot
ProblemSecond stage of plot
DevelopmentThird stage of plot
ClimaxFourth stage of plot
ResolutionFifth stage of plot
InternalLeast popular "flavor" of conflict
ExternalMost popular "flavor" of conflict
SettingTime and place of the action
CharacterA person or animal who takes part in the action
Major characterFocus of the story's attention
Minor characterHelps the action move along
ProtagonistHero of the story
AntagonistVillain of the story
NarratorSpeaker who is telling the story
3rd person narrator"He enjoys skiing."
1st person narrator"I love banana splits."
Character traitsHow the author makes a character seem believable
ThemeCentral message in a story
Direct themeThe author tells you the message
Implied themeYou have to figure out the theme

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