- A setting is the time and place in which the events in a passage happen. It could be a broader time period, like an era or the surroundings or environment of a place.
When you read, think of the clues that tell you about the story’s setting.
- A story can take place anywhere (the desert or a classroom) and at any time (nighttime, the past, or the future).
- Being at a certain place in a certain time affects the way a character behaves.
- The setting shapes the plot of the story, play, or poem.