7 conflict-connotation-convention

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7 conflict-connotation-convention

  1. 1. Conflict A clash between opposing forces Two main types: internal and externalExamples: man vs. man; man vs. nature, man vs. self
  2. 2. Internal Conflict• A psychological conflict within the central character• The resolution of this conflict creates the plot’s suspense
  3. 3. External Conflict• The struggle between a character and an outside force (human or inhuman)• This conflict drives the dramatic action of the plot Most news stories detail external forms of conflict
  4. 4. External Conflict
  5. 5. Connotation The interpretive level of a word based on itsassociated images rather than its literal meaning
  6. 6. This pretty muchexplains it 
  7. 7. Connotation• A gradual switch is taking place; “Native American” is being replaced with “American Indian.”• “Native” is associated with what connotations?
  8. 8. Convention A traditional aspect of a literary workExample: a soliloquy in a Shakespearean play or a tragic hero in a Greek tragedy

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