Students can review short story analysis concepts, listed below, by applying them to stories we have already analyzed together, like "Raymond's Run" and "The Monkey's Paw" in their books and "Thank You, M'am," which they have a copy of, in preparation for the semester test next week, which will include the interpretation of three stories, with multiple choice answers.
Point of View - 1st person, 3rd Person limited, 3rd person Omniscient
Plot - order of events, exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, flashback
Conflict - internal/External, Universal Conflicts - Character v. ____________
Character - interpretation based on what he says, does, thinks, what others say, do, think
Setting - where, when, over what period of time, what it is like in that place at that time (sensory image)
Theme - Message about Life
The links and documents below will also help students prepare.