SettingPhysical Setting:The location where the story takes place or occurs. In the T.V. show The Simpsons, the physical setting is Springfield.Physical Setting
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Social Setting:The social area in which the characters operate in the story. In the cartoon Recess, the characters operate in the social setting of a school yard.
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Temporal Setting:
The time period that the story is taking place in. In the popular Movie series of Back to the Future, the temporal setting is actually the past.

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Time Span:
The amount of time that passes during the story. In the movie, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, the entire life of Benjamin Button is viewed as he begins to age backwards.
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Time Period:
The point and time in history when the story is taking place. In the movie, Remember the Titans, it took place when schools were being racially integrated.

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