THE MEASURE OF OUR LIVES: We are surrounded by the glitter and sparkle of a million stories.(Stories are the measure of our lives.) “The Race”. / Your family and extended family. / The world / Your life... bullied, deaths / Teenage concerns......... etc. ** Identify with characters heroes, family relationships. ## ADJUNCTS: [Something added that’s not essential.] History / Social Studies. Irish Writer: (Sean O’Faolin) “Stories must be infused [inspire] with a sense of personal voltage.” [electromotive force]
** SHORT STORIES ARE ONE WAY OF WRITING A NARRATIVE. * Certain set of characteristics Different from Novels / Films / Cartoons.etc. GENERIC STRUCTURE. [Structure of a group.] In this case how short stories are
put together their style.** GENRE * traditional structure of a short story.
ELEMENTS OF NARRATIVE.
*Point of view.
*Characters. *Setting. * Style. *Theme.
Time, place, people.
CHARACTERISTICS. * Unity * Small number of characters.
*Complications. * Limited setting. Problems / rising tensions. *Reduced time frame. *Climax. Conclusion. * Resolution. Possible surprise as problem is solved.
CHARACTERISTICS. Unity Reduced, concentrated form of writing.... SO every detail must contribute to the unity
of the story. (Also with Poetry.] No room for unnecessary detail every word, sentence, paragraph must help to create the overall unity of the story. Limited setting.... the writer can concentrate on the plot without having to describe new settings. Others may only be mentioned without detail. Reduced time frame.... Too concentrated to allow large shifts of time. Compressed to short period for narrative to develop quickly and easily.
POINT OF VIEW.
First Person A major or minor character. // “I, me, my, we, our” // Narrator is an
eyewitness reader feels they are there. ****** BUT Narrator can’t know... [continues]
Cite This Essay
(2012, 02). Only Ten.. StudyMode.com. Retrieved 02, 2012, from http://www.studymode.com/essays/Only-Ten-922285.html
"Only Ten." StudyMode.com. 02 2012. 02 2012 <http://www.studymode.com/essays/Only-Ten-922285.html>.
"Only Ten.." StudyMode.com. 02, 2012. Accessed 02, 2012. http://www.studymode.com/essays/Only-Ten-922285.html.