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Published on December 6, 2009

Author: mcwainj



PARTS OF A STORY : PARTS OF A STORY By: Jayme McWain Quit Purpose: : Purpose: The purpose of this interactive PowerPoint is to show students how to identify and/or create the different parts of a story. All examples are given from Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven. Quit About The Author : About The Author My name is Jayme McWain. In 2013 I will be graduating Grand Valley State University with a bachelors degree in English for Secondary Education. I cannot wait to put my degree to great use and teach students the important aspects of English, as well as aiding them to learn a little about themselves! I would love to teach high school but middle school is always a good option as well. Questions? Comments? Concerns? Contact me here. Quit PARTS OF A STORY: : PARTS OF A STORY: Major Minor FYI: Check Out This Video! Purpose About The Author Quit Resources Major : Major Characters Setting Plot Quit Minor : Minor Title Author Theme Point Of View Illustrator Quit Characters : Characters Characters in a story are the people, animals or creatures the story is usually focused on. There are two types of characters: main and secondary. Ex: In Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven, the characters are the speaker (narrator) and the raven. Quit Back to Major Setting : A setting is where and when a story takes place. Where could be anywhere from the moon to Chicago and anywhere in between. When refers to time (past, present, or future). Setting Ex: In Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven, the setting is the chamber of the house around midnight. Quit Back to Major Plot : A plot is the events that happen within the story. It is the action a story follows and what it is about in a logical order. Plot Ex: In Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven, the plot is as follows: A man has just lost his beloved woman, Lenore. He is mourning her in a chamber (bedroom) when a raven appears. He talks to the raven about Lenore and asks it questions about if they will ever be together again. The Raven only answers, “Nevermore”. Quit Back to Major Title : Title A title is the name given to a piece of literature. Although some literature is unnamed, many are not. A title has some kind of significance to the story it is going to tell. Ex: In the Edgar Allen Poe story about the narrator losing his lost Lenore and talking to a raven, the title is The Raven Quit Back to Minor Author : Author The author is the individual(s) that are credited for writing a story or piece of literature. Some authors use their real name while others use a pen name. Samuel Clemens used the pen name Mark Twain. Ex: In The Raven, the author is Edgar Allen Poe Quit Back to Minor Illustrator : Illustrator An illustrator is someone who draws pictures or takes photos to coincide with a story. Sometimes the author is also an illustrator. Other times, an author works with an illustrator to create the perfect pictures to help convey the story. Ex: In Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven, there have been multiple illustrators within many republications. A famous illustrator is Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel) Quit Back to Minor Theme : Theme A theme is an underlying message, idea, or type of lesson that is learned throughout a story. Some stories may have multiple themes. Ex: In Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven, the theme is mainly loneliness but could also be argued as grief for lost love. Quit Back to Minor Point Of View : Point Of View The point of view in a story is based on how the story is told and who is telling it. There are three main forms: First person, second person and third person. First Person, uses words like I and me and tells the story from the narrators own point of view. Second person is written using the pronoun “you” while describing the main character. Third person is the most common and uses the characters name and words like he or she to describe the character. Ex: In Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven, the point of view is first person. Quit Back to Minor Video : Video This is a great video of The Raven as portrayed by The Simpsons! Click the link to check it out!  The Raven on The Simpsons! Quit Resources : Resources Video: Quit (Click on the pictures to go to the links.) The Raven: Definitions:

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