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Title: Literary Elements


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Literary Elements
  • These are the ingredients that make up a story.

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There are 8 Literary Elements
plot
character
theme
setting
Literary Elements
point of view
tone mood
conflict
figurative language
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Plot
  • Plot is the story line.
  • Plot are the events that take place.
  • There are elements of plot
  • Exposition, foreshadowing, inciting force,
    conflict, rising action, crisis, climax, falling
    action, resolution.

4
Setting
  • The setting is the time and place where the story
    unfolds.
  • There can be more than one setting.
  • The setting can change.

5
Point of View
  • The point of view (perspective) relates to who is
    telling the story.
  • There are 4 types of points of view
  • First person
  • Third person objective
  • Third person limited
  • Omniscient

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4 Type of Point of View
  • First Person a character in the story tells us
    what is happening and how he/she feels.
  • Third Person Objective a person outside of the
    story is telling what happened.
  • Third Person Limited a narrator who can tell us
    how a character feels and thinks.
  • Omniscient a person telling us the story as if
    they know everything about all the characters
    and how the characters feel and think.

7
Conflict
  • There are 2 types of conflict
  • Internal a character is battling his own
    feelings and thoughts.
  • External a character is battling an outside
    force.

8
Character
  • There are 3 types of characters
  • Protagonist this is the main character and is
    usually a hero.
  • Antagonist this is the opposing force of the
    antagonist (the bad guy).
  • Foil these are other characters in the story who
    contrast the protagonist.

9
Theme
  • This is the main idea and the meaning of the
    story.
  • It is a statement made by the author about humans
    and society.

10
Commonly Used Themes
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Tone and Mood
  • The tone is the authors feeling about the
    subject of the story.
  • The mood is how you feel when you read the story.
    It is the feeling you get.

12
Figurative Language
  • These are the devices used by the author to give
    a message.
  • Simile use like or as to compare things.
  • Metaphor compares things to describe something
    (do not use like or as).
  • Hyperbole an exaggeration
  • Alliteration using 2 or more words with the same
    beginning sounds.
  • Personification giving inanimate objects
    human-like or living qualities.
  • Onomatopoeia using words that sound like the
    noise they make to describe a sound.

13
Imagery
  • This is language that appeals to the senses. The
    descriptions of people or objects are stated in
    terms of our senses.
  • Sight
  • Smell
  • Taste
  • Touch
  • Hearing

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Literary Elements
  • These are the things that make up a story that we
    are required to be able to identify and discuss.
  • http//www.internetland.net/bshull/NBTT/literary_
    elements.htm
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