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Literary Elements

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drew pack

on 18 October 2012

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Transcript of Literary Elements

Journey Through the
Literary Elements By: Drew Pack Theme Climax Conflict Tone Diction Mood Indirect Characterization The theme is the central topic of a story The climax is the turning point in a story The conflict is the dramatic struggle between two forces The mood is the readers response to the story Tone is the authors communication in a writing, it tends to reflect the authors purpose Diction is the vocabulary that a writer expresses Indirect characterization is when the narrator gives the reader implied hints about the character In The Most Dangerous Game, General Zaroff has extensive terminology. Direct Characterization Direct characterization when the narrator specifically describes the character In The Necklace, the narrator describes the mediocre life of Mathilde. Round Character A round character is a character with some backround and is multifaceted Flat Character A flat character is a character with little or no history and few traits In The Most Dangerous Game, General Zaroff is thrown into the story and is given little history. Static Character A static character remains constant throughout the story In The Most Dangerous Game, Ivan is very hostile throughout the story, until he dies Dynamic Character A dynamic character dramatically changes throughout the story Dramatic Irony Dramatic irony is when someone says or does something that means something else Verbal Irony Verbal irony is when the narrator says one thing but means another Situational Irony Situational Irony is when a situation turns out differently than expected In The Necklace, the necklace had ended up being a fake, after Mathilde spent 10 yrs paying it off. 1st Person P.O.V First person point of view is told by the main character 3rd Person Limited P.O.V Third person limited is when the narrator only knows the thoughts & feelings of one character 3rd Person Omniscient P.O.V Third person omniscient point of view is when the narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of of all characters. In The Sniper, the main character kills the man from the building across from him. In The Sniper, the man that the sniper killed, turned out to be his own brother. In the Gift Of the Magi, The theme was that greed comes with a great price, but love is priceless. In The Sound of Thunder, the theme is that even the smallest things can make the biggest impact. In The Most Dangerous Game, Rainsford is trying to survive being hunted by General Zaroff In Poison, there is a conflict between the doctor and Harry, when Harry made a racist comment. In The Gift of the Magi, the mood is very loving because of how this young couple go through so much, just to make the other happy. In The Necklace, the mood is very tense and stressfull, because of how they don't know where the necklace went, or what they should do. In The Necklace, the climax is when Mathilde realizes the necklace is missing In The Most Dangerous Game, there is a slight homicidal tone, considering that General Zaroff loves hunting people. In The Island of the Skog, the tone is adventurous, because the author tells us about the amazing adventure the mice had taken. In The Most Dangerous Game, We are given hints about what Ivan appears to look like In The Most Dangerous Game, General Zaroff was nice in the beginning, but then was a crazy, homicidal psycho- maniac. In The Necklace, the writer has early- time, older age type diction In The Necklace, the writer implies that the jewelery seller is about the same age as Mathilde because in the end it says how it looks as though Mathilde is old and brittle yet the seller looks normal. In The Sniper, the author describes the main character thoroughly, describing his eyes and facial fetures. In A Sound of Thunder we can only hear the thoughts and feelings of Eckles In The Most Dangerous Game, when General Zaroff says "Lets go hunting." he actually means "I'm gonna chase you around the jungle and try to kill you!" In A Sound of Thunder, Travis remains very pushy throughout the whole story In A Sound of Thunder, Eckles goes from being all big and tough in the begginning, but then wimps out in the end, and gets killed In The Sniper, the IRA sniper is round because we hear about his personality In The Sniper, The opposing sniper, against the IRA, is flat because we know nothing about him In Poison, the story is told by Timber, in his point of view In The Gift of the Magi, you could hear the thoughts and feelings of just Della In The Necklace, you can hear both of the main characters, the husband and wife, thoughts and feelings In The Gift of the Magi, Madame says "Maybe the hairs of my head were numbered....." meaning she had gotten her hair cut. In The Most Dangerous Game, the narrator tells us about Rainsford's past, and his hobbies HOPE
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