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Warm-Up: Take everything off of your desk except your index ...

Plot: A series of related events Exposition: sets the stage for the book introduces setting and characters Conflict: the problem in the story Rising action: the major events in the story Climax: the turning point of the story Denouement: transition from climax to resolution Resolution: when all the loose ends of the story are tied up and the conflict is solved. External Conflict: character struggles with an outside force

Man Man Man Man vs. vs. vs. vs. man nature technology society

Internal Conflict: character struggles with his/her own emotions Making a decision about something Guilt about a past decision Point of View: whose perspective the story is told from Why does point-of-view matter? Influences our understanding of a situation Allows the author to fix the readers attention on particular detail, opinion, or emotion Determines the

angle/perception of the story Mary Poppins: A delightful story about ab out a kind nanny who brin gs a family closer together . First Person POV Narrator is a character in the story Advantage: helps the reader connect with the character The world is depicted solely through that characters eyes Something to think about: No human being has the ability to see and know EVERYTHING.

First person POV challenges the reader to see beyond what the character might see I'd never given much thought to how I would die - though I'd never had reason enough in the last few months - but even if I had, I would not have imagined I would die like this. Twilight Second Person POV Narrator seems to be having a conversation with the reader Utilizes the you pronoun When you see this in storiespay attention!

Author has made a daring choice with a purpose in mind Draws the reader in by making them a participant "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. Youre on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy wholl decide where to go." (Dr. Seuss, Oh! The Places Youll Go! 1990) Third Person Omniscient: God-like narrator Knows the thoughts/feelings of all characters Allows the reader to see multiple perspectives Gives a more objective view of events

In omniscient voice, we can flit from person to person Mr. Franka said. He scanned the rows of students, pleased to see they were paying attention. It was a good honors class this year. But some readers find that the omniscient voice doesnt allow them to develop a bond with the characters. At times, if handled poorly, it can even be jolting. Im hungry, Kelly thought. -- Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie Third Person Limited POV Narrator is not a character in the story Reader sees the world through the eyes, ears, and mind of just one characterwe only know what he thinks and observes If the character doesnt see or experience it neither does the reader. At the moment when life as he had known it changed forever, Alex Morales was behind the counter at Joey's Pizza, slicing a spinach pesto pie into eight roughly equal pieces." -- the dead and the

gone Characterization: How an author gives information about the characters in a story Direct Characterization: (tell) The character is described through direct description from the author. Lennie is big and dumb. His childlike innocence allows him to take an active role in George's dream of owning farm. Lennie loves soft things and animals, which he accidentally kills because of his strength. His size combined with his mental handicap frequently put him and George in difficult situations. Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck

Indirect Characterization: (show) Speech Thoughts Effects Actions Looks Character Terms

Protagonist: the leading character, hero, or heroine of a drama or other literary work Antagonist: the character who opposes or struggles with the leading character (protagonist) Static character: a character who does not change during the course of the story Static=Stays the Same Dynamic character: a character who undergoes a major change during

the story Motivation: what drives a character to do what they do Trait: characteristics about the character Archetype: a type of character who repeatedly appears in stories Examples: the hero, the martyr, the villain in black, the bully, the star-crossed lovers

How does an author keep you engaged in the story? Suspense: a feeling of growing tension or excitementwhat might happen next? Foreshadowing Occurs when the author gives you hints about what is to come in the story Tone: the writers attitude or feeling toward the subject Tone can often be determined by pointof-view Mood: the feeling or atmosphere of the story Created by the use of description,

characterization, setting, etc. Scary Mary Irony: the contrast between what is expected and what actually happens or exists. Mr. Play it Safe was afraid to fly. He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbye. Hed waited his whole life just to take that flight. And as the plane crashed down, he thought, Well isnt this nice? Used to add unexpected twists to the story More than just a coincidence Verbal irony Dramatic irony Situational irony

Allusion A reference in a literary work to a person, place, or thing in history or another work of literature. Allusions are often indirect or brief references to well-known characters or events The couple danced as though they were Romeo and Juliet Should we build an ark? John asked, after it rained for 5 days straight.

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