Structure in Writing – Literature

Have you ever drawn a picture? Learned a new dance? When you draw a picture, you start first with the outline of the image. From there, you add darker lines and colors to create a finished piece. When you learn a new dance, you must first know the small steps and then the big steps to create a finished dance piece. When an author writes a story, he/she also does the same steps with drawing a picture and learning a new dance. There is a framework and then the author creates a masterpiece of the finished work.

What makes writing in literature interesting?

You may say it is the characters or the setting. Some say it’s the theme of the story like mystery, tragedy, or romance.

What is structure?

The structure is how the story is organized or the arrangement of ideas. The development of your writing should be smooth with points that are similar and linked together. It is the key aspect of good academic writing. It ensures that all related sections are linked together. Ideas and arguments develop in an orderly and logical manner.

Why do we need structure in writing literature?

We need structure in writing literature to aim that the story to be presented to the audience is most favorable. The writing process is much simpler than getting the pieces together on a page.

There are 5 literacy elements that rely on structure:

  • Framework

– consists of concepts or the outline of your story

  • Plot

– is the main event of the story

  • Setting

– it is an element of literacy in which the time and place are being held. It also includes statuses, weather, historical period, and details about the surroundings.

  • Characters

– any person, animal, or figure represented in the literary work. The two types of characters are antagonist and protagonist. A character can change from one category to another throughout the course of the story.

  • Theme

– it is defined as the underlying meaning of a literary work. It can be stated as major and minor, directly or indirectly.

At first, structure in writing seems to be the less important device in literature, but imagine if you had no skeleton. Imagine if the bridge has no pylons and a house without foundations. Your writing will fall and fail. This is a must-have device in your literary toolbox. Now it’s up to you!

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