Elements of Literature (Review)


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Elements of Literature (Review)

  1. 1. Elements of Literature<br />Grade 10 English<br />by Britt Hainstock<br />EDU 653<br />
  2. 2. Elements of Literature<br />The elements of literature can be found in every story ever told. <br />But what are they?<br />
  3. 3. Elements of Literature<br />Things, <br />parts, or<br />ways to discuss<br />a whole. <br />Books, movies, plays, or any story.<br />
  4. 4. Setting<br />The total environment for the story.<br />When? Time of day, month, season, year, era…<br />Where? Outdoors/indoors, town, city, country…<br />Social Climate? WWII, civil riots, plague… <br />
  5. 5. Setting<br />A windy day<br />Day time<br />In Canada<br />School parking lot<br />Before School<br />
  6. 6. Character<br />The people in a story. <br />Characters can be:<br />Human<br />Animal<br />Alien<br />Object<br />Other<br />Protagonist: The character with whom the reader empathizes. (Hero)<br />Antagonist: The character who is somehow against the protagonist. <br />
  7. 7. Character<br />Antagonist<br />Protagonist<br />
  8. 8. Conflict<br />The problem or struggle between two opposing forces. Conflict is always person vs. something.<br /><ul><li>Person vs. Person
  9. 9. Person vs. Self
  10. 10. Person vs. Nature
  11. 11. Person vs. Society
  12. 12. Person vs. Fate</li></li></ul><li>Conflict<br />Person vs.Person<br />
  13. 13. Plot<br />Plot is the sequence of actions or events in a story. <br />Climax: <br />The highest point of the story<br />Falling Action:<br />The story winds down<br />Rising Action: The story builds up<br />Resolution: <br />The new norm is established<br />
  14. 14. Rising Action: The story builds upto the climax<br />Climax<br />
  15. 15. Climax<br />The point in the plot of highest emotional response.<br />What actions have been building towards.<br />
  16. 16. Falling Action: The story winds downto the resolution<br />Climax<br />Resolution<br />
  17. 17. Resolution<br />The plot point at which the conflict is solved or put to rest.<br />These two are no longer fighting.<br />
  18. 18. Theme<br />The theme is the main idea or message about life the author wishes to express. <br />Could be the moral or “point” of the story.<br />Should be summarized into one sentence maximum.<br />
  19. 19. Theme<br />We are all the same.<br />Peace is possible.<br />We can all get along.<br />Cooperation requires less energy than fighting.<br />Friendship is important.<br />
  20. 20. Conclusion<br />Now that you know about the elements of literature, be prepared to discuss them in class.<br />
  21. 21. Credits<br />All images by Britt Hainstock.<br />Special thanks to Murray and Curtis.<br />