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Literature Terms Another handful for Sheehy English
4 Terms this time <ul><li>Character </li></ul><ul><li>Symbol </li></ul><ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Theme </li></ul>
Character <ul><li>The basic: A character is any participant in a story </li></ul><ul><li>3 Ways to think of characters </l...
Character <ul><li>A character can be either </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic </li></ul><ul><li>Or  </li></ul><ul><li>Static </li>...
Static Characters <ul><li>These characters stay the same throughout the story. </li></ul>
Dynamic Characters <ul><li>These characters change somehow during the story. </li></ul>
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>
Round characters <ul><li>These characters are many sided and complex.  </li></ul><ul><li>Usually we see they have virtues ...
Flat characters <ul><li>We see only one side, or trait, of these characters. </li></ul>
Character <ul><li>A character may often have a character foil. </li></ul><ul><li>This helps readers recognize particular c...
Character Foil <ul><li>This is when a character is portrayed as opposite of another character in a particular way.  </li><...
Character Foil, cont’d <ul><li>By putting the two characters next to each other, the characteristic, or difference, is emp...
Three other terms <ul><li>Symbol </li></ul><ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Theme </li></ul>
Symbol <ul><li>Something that stands for something greater than itself. </li></ul>
Setting <ul><li>The time and place. </li></ul><ul><li>Often, setting is used to create a particular mood. </li></ul>
Theme <ul><li>A main insight or idea that is explored in a work </li></ul>
That’s it this time <ul><li>There will be more to come! </li></ul>
Image Attribution <ul><li>Original image: ' bogged down on the beach '  www.flickr.com/photos/53454935@N00/27401671 by: br...
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Definitions of character, setting, symbol, and theme as they're used in Mr. Sheehy's English 9 classes.

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  1. 1. Literature Terms Another handful for Sheehy English
  2. 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. 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. 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. 5. Static Characters <ul><li>These characters stay the same throughout the story. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Dynamic Characters <ul><li>These characters change somehow during the story. </li></ul>
  7. 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. 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. 9. Flat characters <ul><li>We see only one side, or trait, of these characters. </li></ul>
  10. 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. 11. Character Foil <ul><li>This is when a character is portrayed as opposite of another character in a particular way. </li></ul>
  12. 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. 13. Three other terms <ul><li>Symbol </li></ul><ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Theme </li></ul>
  14. 14. Symbol <ul><li>Something that stands for something greater than itself. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Setting <ul><li>The time and place. </li></ul><ul><li>Often, setting is used to create a particular mood. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Theme <ul><li>A main insight or idea that is explored in a work </li></ul>
  17. 17. That’s it this time <ul><li>There will be more to come! </li></ul>
  18. 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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