What is a Story?
* a narrative, either true or fictitious, in prose or verse, designed to interest, amuse, or instruct the hearer or reader; a tale. * a fictitious tale, shorter and less elaborate than a novel. * a narration of an incident or a series of events or an example of these that is or may be narrated, as an anecdote, joke, etc. * Therefore, narrative or story in its broadest sense is anything told or recounted; more narrowly, and more usually, something told or recounted in the form of a causally-linked set of events; an account ; the telling of a happening or connected series of happenings, whether true or fictitious. Elements of a Story
* The settings of a short story is 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. There are several aspects of a story's setting to consider when examining how setting contributes to a story (some, or all, may be present in a story): * a) place - geographical location. Where is the action of the story taking place? * b) time - When is the story taking place? (historical period, time of day, year, etc) * c) weather conditions - Is it rainy, sunny, stormy, etc? * d) social conditions - What is the daily life of the characters like? Does the story contain local colour (writing that focuses on the speech, dress, mannerisms, customs, etc. of a particular place)? * e) mood or atmosphere - What feeling is created at the beginning of the story? Is it bright and cheerful or dark and frightening? * Elements of Story in Cinderella
-The story takes place a long time ago in a land ruled by a king and a queen.
* A character is a person, or sometimes even an animal, who takes part in the action of a short story or other literary work. * The protagonist is the main character.
* The antagonist is the person in conflict with...
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