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Copy of All Summer in a Day - Setting and Plot

Elements of a short story with emphasis on Setting. Three part youtube video of the story at the end of the prezi

Jen Frizzell

on 28 November 2012

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Transcript of Copy of All Summer in a Day - Setting and Plot

All Summer
in a Day By Ray Bradbury PLOT & Setting Exposition Rising Action - Sequence of events
that reveal the conflict
- what types of conflict
are present? Setting Climax - The highest point of action,
the turning point Falling Action Resolution - Events that follow the climax and help to resolve the problem. Final outcome or
untangling of events Rain begins again
Kids go inside
Realize that Margot is still locked in the closet.
Kids feel guilty Kids let Margot
of the closet. The sun comes out!
The children go out and play. Characters Protagonist - Margot
Antagonist - William, school kids Venus - Rains always,underground school
Sun only comes out 1x every 7 yrs 1) Kids are waiting for rain to stop
-life vs rain 2) Margot is
& excited
-Margot vs. kids 3) William
-Margot vs. William 4) Kids follow William's lead & lock Margot in the
closet. 5) The rain
stops. What is the setting of the story and why is this important? SETTING
where and when What is the purpose of this quote: "It had been raining for seven years; thousand upon thousands of days compounded and filled from one end of the other with rain, with the drum and gush of water." Bradbury wishes to create mood.
He wants the reader to be able to imagine the consequences of such an event upon the characters in the story.

Identify two of the moods of the story.

Identify the two passages that you believe create the mood addressing the specific details. If the story's setting were more inviting and comfortable, do you think you would find Margot's situation as tragic?

Explain why. Review the examples you found of simile, metaphor, and personification Figurative language Consider why the author chooses to incorporate figurative language. SETTING Revisit the plot diagram you completed:

1. Discuss with your table-mates

Identify the:
Rising Action
Falling action
Resolution Share the examples
with your table group. How can the use of figurative
language impact your reading
of the story and enhance setting? What is Margot like? Identify aspects of personality. Use details from the text.
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