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

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