Short Story Elements 1
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Short StoryElements 1
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A contrast between what is expected and what actually happens
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The techniques a writer uses to
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A series of related events that happen in a
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The feeling or atmosphere
created when reading a story is
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Mood or Tone
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Hints or clues provided by the author that the
reader can use to predict what may happen in a
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$100 Question fromElements 2
It’s what the main character in a story
is called (it’s who we identify the most
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It’s the type of conflict in which a
character struggles with another person or force outside of
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This type of irony is when the
audience/reader knows something the characters do
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$400 Question fromElements 2
These type of characters change from the beginning
of a story to the end.
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$500 Question fromElements 2
Most stories are written in time
order. This is called ______ order.
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$100 Question from Plot Line
This is what is known as the
high point of the story – it’s the
point of highest tension.
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This part of the plot line is when the author gives the
background information needed to
set up the story.
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$300 Question from Plot Line
This part of the plot line immediately
follows the climax – it’s when the
solution to the problem starts.
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$400 Question from Plot Line
It’s when the story jumps back and
forth in time – the story is out of time
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$500 Question from Plot Line
Exposition, Conflict, Rising Action, Climax,
Falling Action, and Resolution are all
parts of this.
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The Plot Line
$100 Question from POV
These types of pronouns let us know
the story is in First Person POV (the
narrator is a character in the story).
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I, me, we, us, myself, ourselves, etc.
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In this type of POV, the narrator knows the
thoughts and feelings of ALL the characters in
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3rd Person Omniscient
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This POV can only report on things that can be observed. It cannot get into any
characters’ thoughts or feelings.
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3rd Person Objective
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It’s the POV in which the narrator knows the
thoughts and feelings of only one character, but the narrator is NOT a character
in the story.
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3rd Person Limited
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It’s what separates 1st
Person POV from 3rd Person POV.
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Whether or not the narrator is a character in the story.
$100 Question from General Space
In “The Lottery,” the author hints thatsomething strange is going to happen later in the story. This “hint” is called:
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$200 Question from Short Stories
In “The Catbird Seat,” Mr. Martin struggles with his own idea to
kill Mrs. Barrows. The fact that he struggled with himself is what
kind of conflict?
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$300 Question from Short Stories
This is the type of irony at the end of
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Irony of Situation
$400 Question from Short Stories
In “Miss Brill,” we see the thoughts and
feelings of only Miss Brill, but it’s not a 1st Person POV account.
What is its POV?
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3rd Person Limited Omniscient
$500 Question from Short Stories
What is the climax of the short story, “The
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When the mother opens the door, and her son has
disappeared after the father’sthird and final wish.
Final Jeopardy Question
Why do so many famous short stories end so
tragically or unexpectedly?
Final Jeopardy Answer
The tragic/unexpected endings are better
remembered by the reader – it’s what makes them stand out and be