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Faity Tale Lit Terms

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Susan Hudgins

on 27 January 2014

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Fairy Tale Lit Terms

The first important literary term is the archetype. An archetype is the original pattern or model from which all things of the same kind are copied or on which they are based; a model or first form; prototype. Some examples may include but are not limited to the hero, the father figure, the mother figure, or a witch. In some popular movies like Superman, the main character Clark Kent is the archetypical “hero” as he is strong, handsome, and save the day for innocent people. You may have also watched a popular movie Slum Dog Millionaire where Jamal is the archetype as he is the poor boy who strikes it rich- something we all dream about.
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I hope this presentation helps you. Be sure to come back to it as much as you need to and you might also want to take notes on those three literary terms, an archetype, a motif, and a symbol.
Hey everyone. This presentation is about the three main literary terms that I want you to know and be able to understand in order to complete the work in this module.
The very last literary term that we are going to focus on is the symbol. And I bet that you all know what a symbol is because you have probably spent some time in your English classes analyzing those. Let’s just review very quickly. A symbol is a word, phrase, image, or the like having a complex of associated meanings and perceived as having inherent value
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Some examples might include the sun, the moon, a butterfly the color red (like I talked about in the last slide but it is a little bit different with a symbol), the color white or a smiley face. Let’s make sure you understand the difference between a motif and a symbol. A symbol might only occur once or twice in a story whereas a motif is mentioned over and over again, so think about that color red in the movie The Sixth Sense where it was represented 52 times….where as if the color red were a symbol it might be a story or poem and only used as a description of a character’s cape to show her fiery personality.
The second very important literary term in this module is the motif and the definition of a motif is a recurring subject, theme, idea, etc., especially in a literary, artistic, or musical work. Some examples that you might be able to recognize are light, food, colors, lost love, the weather. And again, let’s go back to the movies because I know that is something you all enjoy doing in your free time is going to the cinemas. So think about a color in your favorite move….so if any of you all have seen the movie The Sixth Sense the color red actually appears in that movie over 52 times! So that’s a great example of a motif.
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