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TUCK EVERLASTING

Literary Analysis Prezi project
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DeAndra Gauntt

on 14 May 2014

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Transcript of TUCK EVERLASTING

The first week of August in the village of Treegap.

Setting: the time and place in which the events of a work of literature takes place.

The setting helps to know where the characters are, the surroundings that they are in and how it affects their decisions.
Setting
Falling Action
The Tucks and Winnie make a plan to get Mae out of jail.

Falling Action: the point when the conflict between the antagonist and the protagonist unravels or is resolved.

The falling action affects the story by helping the reader to know that the story is closing to an end and that all problems are beginning to be solved.
Tone
Mysterious

Tone: the attitude that a writer takes towards the audience, the subject, or a character.

The tone affects the story by helping to know how the author is setting the mood the story.
Exposition
At dawn, Mae Tuck set out on her horse for the wood at the edge of the village of Treegap. She was going there to meet her two sons, Miles and Jesse. At noontime, Winnie Foster lost her patience at last and decided to think about running away. And at sunset a stranger appeared at the Foster's gate.

Exposition: part of the story that tell who the characters are and the conflict.

The exposition affects the story by telling the reader who is who and what is going on.
Carrie Capel
DeAndra Gauntt
Literary Analysis Prezi Project

Tuck Everlasting
8A
1975
May 14, 2014
Natalie Babbitt

Protagonist and Antagonist
Winnie is the protagonist and the man in the yellow suit is the antagonist.

Protagonist: the main character of a work of literature who experiences conflict and undergoes a permanent change.

Antagonist: the person or force working against the main character.

The protagonist and the antagonist affects the work by creating the basis for the plot of the story.
Theme
Greed

Theme: the truth about life revealed in a work of literature.

The theme affects the work by showing how the man in the yellow suit would do anything for immortality.
Rising Action
Winnie gets kidnapped by the Tucks.

Rising Action: a series of related events that build up to the climax.

The rising action affects the story by helping to show how things get to where they are now.




Mae Tuck shoots the man in the yellow suit.

Climax: The most emotional or suspenseful moment.

The climax affects the story by helping to get the reader excited to know what is going to happen next and what the characters are going to do to resolve.
Climax
Resolution
Miles, Jesse, Winnie and Tuck get Mae out of jail and Winnie takes Mae's place in the jail, then the sheriff finds Winnie in the morning.

Resolution: When character's problems are solved.

The resolution affects the story by showing how the characters have solved their problems.
Fantasy, Adventure

Genre: a specific type of artistic or literary work

The genre affects the story by giving the reader something to expect.
Genre
Mood
Exciting

Mood: overall emotion created by a work of literature (reader's feelings)

The mood affects the story by having the reader expect something out of the story.
Third Person Limited

Point of View: vintage point or from whose view the story is being told.

The point of view affects the story by letting only one side of the story be known, so the reader only knows what that one character experienced.
Point of View
External Conflict
The Tucks must keep the man in the yellow suit from gathering the water from the spring and selling it to people.

External Conflict: a struggle with an outside force.

The external conflict affects the story by giving the characters something to focus and learn from.
The Tucks are upset that they will never die.

Internal Conflict: a conflict that takes place within a character's mind.

The internal conflict affects the story by making the character's have many other problems to deal with.
Internal Conflict
Conflict
The Tucks must keep the man in the yellow suit from getting the wood.

Conflict: A struggle or clash between opposing forces.

The conflict affects the story by letting the characters have something to overcome or have a problem solve.
Imagery
The road that led to Treegap had been trod out long before by a herd of cows. It wandered along in curves and in easy angles, swayed off and up in a pleasant tangent to the top of a small hill, ambled down again between fringes of bee- hung clover, and then cut sideways across a meadow. It widened and seemed to pause, suggesting tranquil bovine picnics: slow chewing and thoughtful contemplation of the infinite. And then it went of again and came at last to the wood. But on reaching the shadows of the first trees, it veered sharply, swung out in a wide arc as if, for the first time, it had reason to think where it was going, and passed around.

Imagery: language that appeals to the senses.

Imagery affects the story by making the story more vivid and have more detail, to which reader's will be able to understand easily.
The Tuck's drank the water from the spring in the wood, causing them to become immortal.

Cause and Effect: the writer presents an event that causes things to happen.

Cause and effect affects the story by showing the relationships that things in the story have with each other.
Cause and Effect
Figure of Speech
The wood had a sleeping, other world appearance that made you want to speak in whispers.

Figure of Speech: a word or phrase that describes one thing in terms of something else and is not literally true.

Figure of speech affects the story by making it more interesting and giving the reader more to think about.
When Mae, Miles, and Jesse told Winnie of how they became immortal and how they figured it out.

Flashback: an extra scene or moment on a story that takes the reader back to a previous moment.

The flashback affects the story by helping to understand why the Tuck's 'kidnapped' Winnie and how the spring is involved in everything.
Flashback
Mae Tuck's music box.

Symbol: a person, a place, a thing, or an event that has it's own meaning and stand for something beyond itself as well.

The symbol affects the story by showing that there is something important to know for later in the story.
Metaphor
Symbol
But at the same time he had a kind of grace, like a well- handled marionette.

Metaphor: a comparison between two unlike things which one thing is said to be another.

The metaphor affects the story by giving an idea of what is being said.
A girl decides to runaway from her home after being trapped in there for so long, so she goes to her family's wood where she finds a spring that she doesn't know can make people immortal. Then a family finds her and takes her back to their home where they tell her the secret of the spring and how they drank the water and are now immortal. A man knows of the spring and tries to get the spring by telling the girl's family that he will bring her back in exchange for the wood. He goes to the family that took the girl where the mother accidentally shoots the man and he dies. The mother is arrested and the family breaks her out before the people find out their secret. They move away and leave the girl with a choice of whether to drink the water or not.

Plot: series of related events that make up a story.

The plot affects the story by giving an idea of how the story will play out.
The water of a spring can make you immortal.

Fiction: a prose account that is made up rather than true.

Fiction affects the story by making the story seem more fascinating and interesting.
It looked more like a mushroom than a living creature sitting there.

Simile: comparison between two unlike things using like or as.

Using a simile in the story helps keep the readers attention. It also makes the story more interesting.
Winnie wasn't expecting the Tuck's house to be filthy.

Irony: in general, what something happens that is the opposite of what you think.

Irony affects the story by giving it a humorous feeling.
Irony
Fiction
Simile
Plot
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