Short Story Analysis

Take notes as you read or listen to the story. . .

SETTING
When (time period, season, time of day):
Where (continent, country, urban/rural, outdoors/indoors):
Mood (e.g.: suspenseful, sad, hopeful):

CONFLICT
Person versus Self:
Person versus Person:
Person versus Nature:

CHARACTERIZATION
Protagonist:
Antagonist:
Supporting Characters:

POINT OF VIEW
First Person (“I”):
Second Person: (“You”):
Third Person (“S/he”) :

STYLE
Figures of Speech (alliteration, similes, metaphors):
Descriptive language:
Foreshadowing:
Irony:
Flashback:
Length of sentences:

PLOT
Introduction:
Rising Action (introduces the conflict and shows the struggle):
Climax (the turning points where the problem is resolved or changes):
Falling Action (further description of the resolution):
Conclusion (the ending):
THEME
The “life lesson”:

YOUR CONNECTION TO THE STORY

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