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Figurative Language Final Prezi

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Wonder Struck Engaging in Figurative Language Theme Character Setting Plot Cont. Plot Class Activity Works Cited "an idea that recurs in or pervades a work of art or literature" "a person in a novel, play, or movie" "the main events of a play, novel, movie, or similar work, presented as an interrelated sequence" Based on your reading, complete the following activities: "theme" For example, the author of Wonder Struck focuses largely on the powers of the universe, especially the stars. He specifically mentions the North Star in accordance with its ability to guide. How does this correlate with the quote: "We are all in the gutter,but some of us are looking at the stars" (Selznick 27)? Does this quote have a literal meaning, figurative meaning, or both? "character" Within the story, the reader is presented with several characters, who are either physically participating in the plot or are present in the minds of the other characters. The author is often able to present certain characteristics of these individuals though similes, metaphors, etc. For instance, the author introduces Ben's characteristic shyness through a metaphor: "You shouldn't be such a turtle" (69). "the place and time at which a play, novel, or film is represented as happening" "setting" In this text, the reader is presented with two major settings, Minnesota and New York. Despite the geographical distance, are there similarities in these two settings? What are the similarities and can they be considered foreshadowing (does the reader get a sneak peak into the future due to the introduction of the second setting)? "plot" There are five stages in a typical plot: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution (denouement). (1) exposition: "the part of a play or work of fiction in which the background to the main conflict is introduced" ("exposition").
(2) rising action: "a related series of incidents in a literary plot that build toward the point of greatest interest" ("rising action").
(3) climax: "a decisive moment that is of maximum intensity or is a major turning point in a plot" ("climax").
(4) falling action: "the part of a literary plot that occurs after the climax has been reached and the conflict has been resolved" ("falling action").
(5) resolution: "the outcome or resolution of a doubtful series of occurrences"("denouement"). *split into groups of 3 or 4* (1) As a group, develop a general summary over the text. Next, use the summary to create a plot line. Be sure to include the five terms associated with a plot line.
(2) The theme of guidance is symbolized through the use of the stars. With your group, determine another theme. Also, determine what symbols are being used to represent this theme.
(3) Find two examples of similes or metaphors within the text.
(4) Select two passages that represent the concept of imagery (words that create a clear picture within the reader's mind). "Character." The Oxford College Dictionary. 2nd ed. 2007. Print.
"Climax." Random House Dictionary. Dictionary.com. Web. 16 Jan 2013. Print.
"Exposition." The Oxford College Dictionary. 2nd ed. 2007. Print.
"Falling Action." Random House Dictionary. Dictionary.com. Web. 16 Jan 2013.
"Plot." The Oxford College Dictionary. 2nd ed. 2007. Print.
"Resolution." Random House Dictionary. Dictionary.com. Web. 16 Jan 2013.
"Rising Action." Random House Dictionary. Dictionary.com. Web. 16 Jan 2013.
Selznick, Brian. Wonderstruck. New York: Scholastic Press, 2011. Print.
"Setting." The Oxford College Dictionary. 2nd ed. 2007. Print.
"Theme." The Oxford College Dictionary. 2nd ed. 2007. Print.
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