GIF explores 6 ways to end an essay with 5 ways to resolve a story: restatement and manifesting a moral; anecdotal scene and natural termination/encapsulation; hook-and-return and completion of antithesis; pan-to-larger perspective and manifesting a moral; proposal and solution to central problem; and delayed thesis and manifesting a moral. Image size 960×720 (file size 765 KB). Can be used as a 7-frame animated-graphic slide within a PPT presentation about essay writing or short stories or movie stories (PPT must be in Slide-Show mode to activate the slow, looping animation) or as a non-animated graphic in a handout; can be resized as needed. Note: You can pause an animated GIF during a PowerPoint Slide Show by Right-Clicking your mouse; you can resume animation with a Left-Click. This mouse-trick works in PPT 2010, but other PPT versions may work differently.
To learn how to make such animated GIFs using PowerPoint and a free online AGIF maker, see PowerPoint slide show Animated GIFs—How to Make and Use