Make sure you know the basic plot and main characters for all of the
stories we\u2019ve read so far (\u201cThe Monkey\u2019s Paw\u201d, \u201cRules of the Game\u201d,
\u201cThe Most Dangerous Game\u201d, \u201cA Very Old Man with Enormous
Wings\u201d, \u201cThe Apple Tree\u201d, and \u201cA Handful of Dates\u201d.) Be able to
(1) character in conflict with another character
(2) character vs. Nature
(3) character vs. Self
the general idea or insight about life that a writer wishes to express.
A simple theme can often be stated in a single sentence.
the turning point in the conflict
will the good guy or the bad guy win?
norm, a new state of affairs-the way things are going to be from then on.
A literary type or form
Poetry, short story, novel
Within drama, genre include tragedy, comedy and other forms
point of view
A piece of literature contains a speaker who is speaking
either in the first person, telling things from his or her own perspective,
or in the third person, telling things from the perspective of an onlooker
omniscient = all-knowing
when the speaker knows everything including the actions, motives, and thoughts of all the
Chris tried hard to concentrate but he couldn\u2019t remember which key opened the lock.
Meanwhile, Steve felt nervous; what if Chris couldn\u2019t open the safe? He wondered. The
storm was approaching them quickly and they didn\u2019t even know it.
The school dance made Chris nervous. He didn\u2019t know what to wear and spent a long time in front of his mirror, trying out different hair styles. He wished he could find the perfect look for the dance and for high school in general.
How a work can be described, based on its different parts.
serious, simple, sparse, detailed
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