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Copy of Literary Terms 2012

Overview of lit. terms
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Chellie Mollenkopf

on 28 August 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Literary Terms 2012

Literary Elements
Tongue Twisters
How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?
The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.
When you write copy you have the right to copyright the copy you write...
Alliteration
Alliteration:
Repetition of the initial consonant.
There should be at least two repetitions in a row.

Literary device
Used in all genres of literature
Notice anything?
Foreshadowing
Foreshadowing:
The use of hints or clues to suggest what will happen later in the story.

Element of the plot
Foreshadowing
Serves 2 purposes:
1. It builds suspense
- Raises questions encouraging the reader to go on
and find out more about the event

2. Makes a narrative more believable
- Prepares the reader for events which are to follow.
Used constantly in:
Movies
Literature

Riddle me this: How can foreshadowing be expressed without words?
Foreshadowing
Flashback
In Forrest Gump, the entire movie is a flashback because he tells his story to people next to the bus stop.
Techniques
Recollection
Full Scenes
Italicized Inserts
Letters/Journals
Dreams
Frames
Symbolism
Symbolism: the use of one object to represent another.
For example, a dove is a symbol of peace or freedom.
What does this image represent to you?
A symbol is an ordinary object, event, person, or animal to which we have attached a special meaning.
What Is a Symbol?
Public symbols:
have been inherited, or handed down over time
show up in art and literature
Where Do We Get Symbols?
are widely known
Where Do We Get Symbols?
Justice
Love
Luck
Onomatopoeia
Onomatopoeia: a word that describes and is spelled as a sound
Why do you wear the clothes you want?
Style
Style - The distinctive and unique manner in which a writer arranges words to achieve particular effects.

Style essentially combines the idea to be expressed with the individuality of the author.
These tools include:
Individual word choices
Length of sentences,
Structure,
Tone,
Use of irony
Your Style
Conflicts
Conflicts
Conflict is the issue that drives the plot.
4 Types
Man vs. Man
Man vs. Nature
Man vs. Society
Man vs. Self
Man vs. Machine
Man vs. God (or the supernatural)
Man vs. ?
Man vs. ? – two characters have conflict with each other.
Man vs. ?
Man vs. ? – when the main character(s) have conflict with something natural like a natural disaster.
Man vs. ?
Man vs. ? – when the main character(s) have conflict with a part of society.
Man vs. ?
Man vs. ? – when the main character(s) have conflict internally (within themselves).
Themes
Theme – general idea behind a work

Universal theme – general idea that is universal or known around the world.
Well…that’s weird!
Attitudes!
Tone
– is the attitude of
the NARRATOR
Mood
– is the feeling the
READER gets
Flashback: a method of narration which temporarily suspends action so the reader can witness past events.

are what???
Also, allusions...
a reference to something
outside the work
Flashback
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