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  • 1. EWRT 30 Class 11
  • 2. AGENDA • Terms 25-30 • Writers' Workshop: Fiction Project #2
  • 3. TERMS 26-30 26. Unreliable narrator 27. Setting 28. Tone 29. Symbol 30. Theme
  • 4. 26.An unreliable narrator is a fictional character whose interpretation of events is different from the author's or undependable because he or she is naïve or has a bias or a stake in the outcome of the plot. . 27.Setting: the locale, time, and social circumstances of a story (for instance, an Eastern town in winter, about 1950, in an upper-class private girls school). 28.Tone: the prevailing attitude (for instance, ironic, compassionate, objective) as perceived by the reader; the author's feelings toward the central character or the main events. 29.Symbol: a person, object, action, or situation, that, charged with meaning, suggests another thing (for example, a dark forest may suggest confusion, or perhaps evil), though usually with less specificity and more ambiguity than allegory. A symbol usually differs from a metaphor in that a symbol is expanded or repeated and works by accumulating associations. 30.Theme: the central idea or meaning of a story; what the work is about. When you express the theme in your own words, it should be worded in a complete sentence and universally expressed.
  • 5. Writers’ Workshop
  • 6. Poetry Workshop Get into your groups Pass out your fiction so that everyone in your group has a copy Take turns reading them aloud; Note obvious errors (typos, spelling) by marking on the text as the reader reads. Read everyone’s work before making comments about content, style, and conventions. Make sure each participant gets at least one thorough review of his or her work. Use the handout as a guide for your comments. Ask yourself the questions about each piece. Where should the writer focus his or her efforts in revision? Write on the story. Use the margins or the back for your comments. DO NOT write on the fiction revision workshop handout
  • 7. Steps to Revision: AT HOME 1. Carefully and thoughtfully review the suggestions your readers have given you. 2. Make the changes that will improve your story. 3. Put aside the work for several hours or longer. This kind of literal space/time distance will allow you to gain some objectivity. 4. Revisit your story and the revision suggestions. 5. Make further changes. 6. Read your revised story aloud. 7. Revise again.
  • 8. Homework • Post # 11: The best two or three paragraphs of your fiction project. • Submit Project #2 before our next class meeting. Feel free to submit early: first come, first graded! • Reading: “The Most Dangerous Game” • Study terms: test #2 at our next meeting