Attached is a BLANK graphic organizer that can be used for any short story. I have also attached the answer key filled in (completed) for James Hurst's short story, "The Scarlet Ibis." Students will focus on literary elements such as: characters, setting, mood/atmosphere, symbolism, irony, imagery, conflicts (internal and external), foreshadowing, and the key parts of plots in a short story. This graphic organizer also includes an area where students must determine if characters are protagonist/antagonist, flat/round, and static/dynamic. I've used this organizer for many short stories over the years, and it has helped students not only organize, but also "get into" the key elements of the story and determine the underlying theme and message for each.
I would highly recommend this organizer for students of all levels to aid in comprehension and literary analysis of the author's style.