Elements Of Literature

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Elements Of Literature

  1. 1. Elements of Literature
  2. 2. Parts of a Book Cover Pages Words Pictures End pages Spine Dedication Index Table of contents Copyright date Title page Author Illustrator Publisher Title
  3. 3. Author’s Purpose To express feelings To entertain To teach us things Because they like to write Give us information Send message to the world Make us think about things Make us wonder Make us laugh
  4. 4. Setting Where the story takes place The scene When the story takes place Affects the story / Mood Tells characters how to act
  5. 5. Characters Main character—the person the author talks about the most The story revolves around this person Can change during a story Can be an animal or a person Someone you follow through the book Supporting characters are other characters in the text
  6. 6. Illustrations Realistic or impressionistic Animation—cartoons Use different media—paint, sketches, watercolors, oil paints, pastels, crayons Borders of full pages Tell us things the words may not
  7. 7. Point of View Someone’s side of the story Seeing things their way Perspective 1st person—I went to the store 3rd person—Two boys went to the store Narrators
  8. 8. Plot Events in a story The order things happen Plan of the story The sequence of events Chronological order
  9. 9. Symbols Something that represents something else Logos are symbols Peace sign, Nike Pictures can be symbols
  10. 10. Mood Feelings you have Make you feel a certain way Adds to the setting Setting adds to the mood Illustrations add to the mood
  11. 11. Theme The big idea, main message Man vs. nature, good vs. evil, friendship, death Universal ideas, helps us understand ourselves The moral or lesson in the story

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