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Short Story Boot Camp<br />Ten Hut<br />
Words to Know<br />Analyze – separating a thing into parts & examining those individual parts<br />Diction – word choice; ...
Words to Know<br />Imagery – word pictures<br />Connotation – the suggested meaning of words<br />Denotation – the diction...
Words to Know<br />Archetypes – patterns in literature found around the world(ex. – character types such as mysterious gui...
Five Major Literary Devices (Elements)<br />Characterization<br />Setting<br />Plot<br />Point of view<br />Theme<br />
Character<br />2 Types of Conflict:<br />Internal – the struggle in a character’s own mind b/w opposing needs, desires, or...
Character<br />2 Methods of Characterization<br />Direct – the writer tells us directly what a character is like or what a...
5 Methods of Indirect Characterization<br />Speech – what does the character say<br />Appearance – how do they look<br />P...
Setting<br />What does the writer tell you? What the writer mentions is important.<br />Time and place<br />Natural world ...
Setting<br />Culture – historical period, religion, beliefs, traditions, etc.<br />Setting creates mood (atmosphere). The ...
Plot<br />Conflict is what drives the story. Conflict is the tension, angst, or struggle within the story.<br />Exposition...
Plot<br />Plot describes the conflict<br />Crisis/Climax – a decision is reached, and the tension is released in the resol...
Point of View<br />What doe the point of view tell us about what the writer has to say?<br />Is the narrator reliable or n...
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  1. 1. Short Story Boot Camp<br />Ten Hut<br />
  2. 2. Words to Know<br />Analyze – separating a thing into parts & examining those individual parts<br />Diction – word choice; can be formal/informal, common/technical, or abstract/concrete<br />Style – made up of diction, tone, figurative language, grammatical structure, sentence length, and organization – it is the WAY an author writes<br />Tone – what a writer says and feels about his/her subject, characters, or audience<br />
  3. 3. Words to Know<br />Imagery – word pictures<br />Connotation – the suggested meaning of words<br />Denotation – the dictionary meaning of words<br />Mood – the feeling created in the reader<br />Irony – contrast b/w what is stated and what is meant, or b/w what is expected to happen and what actually happens<br />Theme – central message or insight into life<br />
  4. 4. Words to Know<br />Archetypes – patterns in literature found around the world(ex. – character types such as mysterious guides, wise old man, evil person, etc.)<br />Inference – drawing a conclusion<br />
  5. 5. Five Major Literary Devices (Elements)<br />Characterization<br />Setting<br />Plot<br />Point of view<br />Theme<br />
  6. 6. Character<br />2 Types of Conflict:<br />Internal – the struggle in a character’s own mind b/w opposing needs, desires, or emotions<br />External – a character’s struggles against an outside force<br />2 Types of Characters:<br />Static/Flat – do not change much in the course of the story<br />Dynamic/Round – changes as a result of the story’s events<br />
  7. 7. Character<br />2 Methods of Characterization<br />Direct – the writer tells us directly what a character is like or what a person’s motives are<br />Indirect – the writer shows us a character but allows us to interpret for ourselves the kind of person we are reading about<br />
  8. 8. 5 Methods of Indirect Characterization<br />Speech – what does the character say<br />Appearance – how do they look<br />Private thoughts – <br />How other characters in the story feel about them<br />ACTIONS – actions always speak louder than words<br />
  9. 9. Setting<br />What does the writer tell you? What the writer mentions is important.<br />Time and place<br />Natural world – weather: sky, cloudy, misty, rainy, etc.<br />Seasons – autumn, spring, winter, summer<br />Creatures – soil, bugs, etc.<br />Manufactured Places (Objects of Humans) – man-made objects, homes, cars, factories, dams<br />
  10. 10. Setting<br />Culture – historical period, religion, beliefs, traditions, etc.<br />Setting creates mood (atmosphere). The setting creates the way we feel about a place, it takes us there.<br />Setting is important to help in finding symbolism. It can also help in understanding irony.<br />
  11. 11. Plot<br />Conflict is what drives the story. Conflict is the tension, angst, or struggle within the story.<br />Exposition – the background information the author gives<br />Complications/Rising Action – are problems that don’t get resolved (bumps in the road)<br />
  12. 12. Plot<br />Plot describes the conflict<br />Crisis/Climax – a decision is reached, and the tension is released in the resolution<br />It is important to understand how the events lead to the crisis<br />Resolution occurs after the crisis, it is the process of releasing or resolving the tension from the crisis<br />
  13. 13. Point of View<br />What doe the point of view tell us about what the writer has to say?<br />Is the narrator reliable or not?<br />First person – “I”<br />Third person – limited, the narrator is limited to talking about one character<br />Omniscient – narrator knows thoughts of all characters; all knowing narrator<br />

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