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Literary Devices

This prezi will give you an introduction to Literary Devices. The presentation focuses on the "literary elements".
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Frode Rustand

on 26 August 2016

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Transcript of Literary Devices

TWO KINDS
Literary Devices
Sources: literarydevices.net
ndla.no
Literary Elements
Literary Techniques
extensively employed by writers to develop a literary piece
structures in literary texts that writers employ to achieve artistic ends, and also a reader's greater understanding and appreciation.
The logical sequence of events that develops a story.
It refers to the time and place in which a story takes place.
It is the main character of a story, novel or a play e.g. Hamlet in the play Hamlet
The character who is in conflict with the Protagonist e.g. Claudius in the play Hamlet
The person who tells the story.
Where characters of a narrative speak to one another.

An issue in a narrative around which the whole story revolves.

The general atmosphere of a narrative.
The central idea or concept of a story.
For this lesson, we'll focus on the ELEMENTS
Plot:
Setting:
Protagonist:
Dialogue:
Antagonist:
Narrator:
Theme:
Conflict:
Mood:
Person vs. Person:
Conflict between two characters
Person vs. Nature:
Conflict between a character and anything not human
Person vs. Self:
Conflict with self
- When does the story take place?
- Where does the story take place?
EXAMPLE:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (written by J.K. Rowling).

The plot of the story begins when Harry learns that Professor Snape is after the Sorcerer’s Stone. The Professor lets loose a troll, who nearly kills Harry and his friends. In addition, Harry finds out that Hagrid let out the secret of the giant dog to a stranger in return for a dragon which means that Snape can now reach the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Frode Rustand
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