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Collection 1: Plot and Setting

Elements of Plot Structure Setting Generating Research Questions
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Emily Hoffman

on 28 August 2014

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Collection 1: Plot and Setting
Plot
Conflict
External Conflict
Internal Conflict
Exposition
Complications
Climax
Resolution/Denouement
Chronological Order
Flashback
Flash-forward
Foreshadowing
Prediction
Add the following words to the
Elements of Literature section in your binder
"The Most Dangerous Game"
by Richard Connell


"The world is made up of two classes--the hunters and the huntees."
For Homework:
Finish reading "The Most Dangerous Game" and answer the open book questions using complete sentences. Answer these questions in your Literature Notes section.


Importance of Setting on Mood, Tone, and overall Meaning of Text
What do you predict happens to Zaroff and Rainsford?

What part of the story implies this?
Add the following vocabulary to your Elements of Literature section
Setting
Mood/Atmosphere
Tone
Image/Sensory Details
Setting
- tells us where and when a story takes place; reveals character traits and meaning
* weather
* time of day
* time period in history
*cultural customs

Think about "The Most Dangerous Game," what do we learn about General Zaroff based on him living in a "palatial chateau?"


Mood or atmosphere
-the emotional affect that draws readers into the stories plot and makes us care about its characters

Setting has the power to make us fearful, uneasy, or happy.

Tone
-the attitude toward a certain character or subject

If the writer places characters or the plot within desirable settings, readers have positive feelings toward them
Setting is Created
through Images
Beautiful language can transport us into the heart of the action of a story

To create a setting which affects our senses and draws us in, writers use images

Images
-words or phrases that call forth a response from our senses of sight, smell, touch, hearing, and taste
Let's Practice!
Use vivid and descriptive language to create images based on the following 2 settings. Write one paragraph that includes both visible and imagined images that capture each setting. Begin with "Imagine..."
Read "A Christmas Memory" pg. 51-60

While reading, create a chart documenting the sensory details/images in the text and the mood they convey.

Remember your 5 senses!

Document at least 8 different sensory details/images and their respective moods.
Imagine, an elegant table set for twenty. The sitting room just beyond the decorated dining room is filled with a buzz of cheerful chatter. The gathering of old and some new, friends are warming themselves by the oak fireplace before enjoying an endless holiday meal. The turkey which has cautiously baked throughout the morning hours will fill not only their rumbling stomachs, but warm their hearts. At last, the grand entry way doors swing open as the smell of soft biscuits and gravy sweeps the foyer, inviting the dinner guests to their Thanksgiving feast.
Homework:

Collection 2: Characterization

Define the elements on literature in bold in your elements of literature section on pgs.
Plot
- a series of related events that make up a story or drama; what happens in a story
Exposition
Complications
Climax
Resolution
basic situation; the beginning part of a plot that gives information about the characters and their problems or conflicts
a struggle within a story; the struggle or clash between opposing characters or opposing forces
A moment of great emotional intensity or suspense within the plot; usually marks the moment when the conflict is decided one way or another
External Conflict
- when a character struggles against an outside force. This outside force may be another character, society as a whole, or something nature.
Internal Conflict-
when conflict takes place entirely within a character’s mind; a struggle between a character and themselves
the final part of the story; all the struggles are over and readers know what is going to happen to the characters
Conflicts
the second stage of a stories plot when a character takes some action(s) to resolve the conflict but is met with more problems
Chronological Order
- the order in which events unfold in real time; the writer starts at the beginning and tells about each event in the order in which it happens

Flashback
- A scene that interrupts the present action of the plot to flash back in time; breaks the normal time sequence of events; gives the readers some background information that helps them make sense of a story

Flash-forward
- A scene that interrupts the presents action of the plot to shift to the future; readers know the future but the characters do not

Foreshadowing
- The use of clues to hint at events that will occur later in the plot; used to build suspense and sometimes, anxiety for the reader

Prediction
- A type of inference; a guess based on evidence
Complete a Plot Diagram for "The Most Dangerous Game"
You may do this in groups of two or independently.
speech
first-person narration
dialogue
dramatic monologue
soliloquy
appearance
private thoughts
actions
direct characterization
indirect characterization
Open Book Questions
1. The island will be the hostile setting for the rest of the story.
2. He might behave cruelly in an uncivilized way, without regard for societies rules.
3. A new breed of animal; an animal thought to be extinct; humans
4. The General may have found ways to trap and sink ships to force sailors to come ashore. This would also explain the sailor's dread of the place.
5. Rainsford will be the General's next victim.
6. Two possible outcomes: Zaroff will come close, but something will prevent him from spotting Rainsford, OR Zaroff will spot him.
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