Story critique (essay)
This is a five-paragraph essay.
Capture your audienceâ€™s attention, maybe with a question or an interesting idea.
Give the background for the story. Include who wrote it and when and its name.
Character and setting
Who is in the story? Where are they in the story? When does the story take place?
Conflict and plot
What is the storyline? What happens in the story? What do the characters do and say?
Climax and theme/moral
When does the story resolve itself? What is the story about? What does it try to teach?
Give your opinion on the story without using personal pronouns.
The last sentence should be reflected/repeated in the essay title. (This brings your whole paper full circle and makes it more coherent.)