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The Sniper- Noah Brown

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Noah Brown

on 30 September 2010

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The Sniper Author: Liam O'Flaherty Presentation by: Noah Brown The Exposition Rising Action Falling Action Climax Resolution The setting is Dublin, Ireland, 1922, during a civil war. The characters are the sniper and his brother. The conflict is the mission that the sniper must carry out, killing his target. The rising action is the battle between the enemies and the sniper himself. The climax is when the sniper finally kills his enemy; after being wounded and killing all the other enemies. The falling action was when he decided he should go and see who the enemy was. The resolution was when he discovered the true idenity of his target, his brother. Plot Parts of a plot Exposition- the exposition introduces the setting, characters, and conflict. Rising Action- the rising action presents complications that intensify the conflict; building up suspense. The Climax- the climax is the turning point and the moment of greatest suspense which make the outcome of the conflict clear. Falling Action- eases the suspense and reveals the outcome of the story's climax, and shows how the main character resolves his conflict. Resolution- the resolution reveals the final outcome and ties up all the loose ends. Literary terms Assonance- resemblance of sounds. Simile- a comparison of two unlike things using like or as. Alliteration- the commencement of two or more words of a word group with the same letter. Metaphor- a comparison of two unlike things not using like or as. Character Types Static- a character who remains basically unchanged throughout a story Dynamic- a character who undergoes a permanent change in outlook or character during the story Round- a character whose personality, background, motives, and other features are fully developed by the author. Flat- a character in a story who isn't a fully developed character by the author. Narrartor- the person whose view the story is told from. 3rd person limited- a outside voice that speaks only of one person's thooughts and fealings. 3rd person omniscent- a outside voice who talks of everyone's fealings and thoughts 1st person- a narrator who is a main charcter, and refers the story from their point of view using words like 'I' and 'me'.
This story is told from the 1st person point of view. Symbolism- artistic imitation or invention that is a method of revealing or suggesting immaterial, ideal, or otherwise intangible truth or states. i.e. In the story, when the sniper killed his brother, it symbolized what civil war was like. Imagery- the use of descriptive words to form a mental image. i. e. "Dublin layed inveloped in darkness.... the dim light of the moon shone through the fleecy clouds." Personification- giving lfie like characteristics to inanimate objects. i.e. "but his eyes had the cold gleam of the fanatic...deep and thoughtful." Theme- a subject or topic of discourse or of artistic representation
i.e. The stories theme was civil war. Literary Terms Tone- a paticular style or manner i.e. The tone during the battle was serious. Mood- a state or quality of feeling at a particular time i.e The mood of the story was suspenseful. i.e. The sniper was a round and dynamic charcter, and the enemy was flat and static.
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