Another Batch of Lit Terms

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Definitions of character, setting, symbol, and theme as they're used in Mr. Sheehy's English 9 classes.

Definitions of character, setting, symbol, and theme as they're used in Mr. Sheehy's English 9 classes.

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  • 1. Literature Terms Another handful for Sheehy English
  • 2. 4 Terms this time
    • Character
    • Symbol
    • Setting
    • Theme
  • 3. Character
    • The basic: A character is any participant in a story
    • 3 Ways to think of characters
      • Static & Dynamic
      • Round & Flat
      • Character Foils
  • 4. Character
    • A character can be either
    • Dynamic
    • Or
    • Static
  • 5. Static Characters
    • These characters stay the same throughout the story.
  • 6. Dynamic Characters
    • These characters change somehow during the story.
  • 7. Character
    • A character can be either
    • Round
    • Or
    • Flat
  • 8. Round characters
    • These characters are many sided and complex.
    • Usually we see they have virtues and faults
  • 9. Flat characters
    • We see only one side, or trait, of these characters.
  • 10. Character
    • A character may often have a character foil.
    • This helps readers recognize particular characteristics.
  • 11. Character Foil
    • This is when a character is portrayed as opposite of another character in a particular way.
  • 12. Character Foil, cont’d
    • By putting the two characters next to each other, the characteristic, or difference, is emphasized.
  • 13. Three other terms
    • Symbol
    • Setting
    • Theme
  • 14. Symbol
    • Something that stands for something greater than itself.
  • 15. Setting
    • The time and place.
    • Often, setting is used to create a particular mood.
  • 16. Theme
    • A main insight or idea that is explored in a work
  • 17. That’s it this time
    • There will be more to come!
  • 18. Image Attribution
    • Original image: ' bogged down on the beach ' www.flickr.com/photos/53454935@N00/27401671 by: broterham
    • Original image: ' dragon jade ' www.flickr.com/photos/31661752@N00/405175288 by: Shooting Chris
    • Original image: ' impossible object ' www.flickr.com/photos/10508943@N00/153776153 by: Till Krech
    • Original image: ' Attention Montana: Colorado Is Also Big Sky Country ' www.flickr.com/photos/70619288@N00/1196507182 by: Fort Photo
    • Original image: ' Tall and Skinny ' www.flickr.com/photos/57038667@N00/483101804 by: Cindy Seigle
    • Original image: ' Giant Shrimp ' www.flickr.com/photos/54142175@N00/395046244 by: Chris Hemmerly
    • Original image: ' These Colors Don't Fade ' www.flickr.com/photos/37646957@N00/467977606 by: Todd Hall
    • Original image: ' Creepy, creaking, haunted- looking..synagogue . ' www.flickr.com/photos/46757930@N00/691516921 by: Amanda Cooper a.k.a "Demandor"
    • Original image: ' Susie Through the Flowers ' www.flickr.com/photos/47627202@N00/16128560 by: Vince
    • Original image: ' Exploring an idea ' www.flickr.com/photos/16985707@N00/112404324 by: Jonathan Jones