Elements of Short Story

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Elements of Short Story by Mind Map: Elements of Short Story

1. Theme

1.1. central thought of the short story

2. Characters

2.1. can be persons, creatures, or objects - major/minor

3. Conflict

3.1. the problem in the story - can be person against person, person against self, person against society, person against environment.

4. Setting

4.1. when and where the story takes place

5. Plot

5.1. plot diagram: most common way of organizing a short story - Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling action, Resolution