Setting

Setting is the time and place in which a story takes place. The purposes of setting are:

Time
Place
Types of Imagery
Kinds of Description
Strategies
 
Time:
 
Place:


Kinds of Imagery:

Visual - what the reader should see

Auditory - what the reader should hear

Kinesthetic - what the reader should feel externally

Emotion - what the reader should feel internally or remember

Olfactory - what the reader smells


Kinds of Description:

Direct

Indirect


Strategies:
 
Personification: Give non human objects human characteristics
The deck cried out, the sun peeked over the hills, the city woke up
 
Onomatopoeia: Give sounds words
The clock went "tick-tock", "Screeech!!!" screamed the car
 
Simile: Comparing an item to another item using like or as
The clouds looked like puffs of cotton. The road was as long as the Nile River.
 
Metaphor: Saying an item is another item.
The classroom is a dungeon. My room is a sanctuary.
 
Repetition: Repeat an item to emphasize importance.
My room is small. It is smaller than a closet. A dwarf would be squished. I sometimes wonder if I'm entering my room or my closet.