Elements of Short Story

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

1. Setting

1.1. when and where the story takes place

2. Plot

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

3. Theme

3.1. central thought of the short story

4. Characters

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

5. Conflict

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