|THE 6 ELEMENTS OF THE
Most short stories work on some variation of the following. List them in your book under the above heading, and explain briefly what each one is.
1. A likable character.
...........the time and place in which it happens. Authors often use descriptions of landscape, scenery, buildings, seasons or weather to provide a strong sense of setting....the feeling created at the beginning of the story - bright and cheerful or dark and frightening..
struggle between two people or things in a short story. The main
character is usually on one side of the central conflict.......
..the central idea or belief in a short story....the author's underlying meaning or main idea that he is trying to give the reader....his or her thoughts about a topic or view of human nature.
....is the sequence of events in the story from opening scene, the events building up to a conflict and then final climax. After the climax- or the main action and turning point in the story- things are resolved or sorted out..