Topic: How to write a plot summary examples
June 26, 2019 / By Alberta Question:
I'm doing an exam for school and the one writing assignment gives the directions of,
(Analyze how the author uses the elements of plot to create the mood of this short story.)
What exactly does this mean? Can someone give some examples on what i'm really suppose to do?
Trevelyan | 6 days ago
You are supposed to write a summary of the story focusing on the main ideas.
For Instance if you are reading story on Alice In Wonderland then you should write short 2-3 page(depending on your grade) summary on this story.
Analyze means to dissecting, breakdown, or to divide a complex whole into its parts. An element is the simplest principles of a subject or study. A plot is the main storyline.
So, breakdown the plot (dissect) into elements (the simplist principles the author used to create the mood of the story. Was it humorous, dark, romantic, adventurous? Find what it was then give the clues the author used to give the mood ie., what happened in the story to make it dark or adventurous etc.
Hope this helps even if it is a little.