DefinitionIt’s the practice of looking closely at small parts to see how they affect the whole.Analyzing Literature
Literary Elements•Characters / Characterization (personality)ProtagonistAntagonistSupportingMain character(good or bad)Against main character Everyone elseRoundFlatWe know wellWe don’t know well (feelings, goals)StaticDynamicStays the sameChanges, grows up
• Character–Do notonly mention the character–Mention some characters traits, their role, etc.• Example:– The main character of the story is a fifteen year old girl named Maria. Maria enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her best friend. She…– The protagonist of this story is an observant, creative and caring young boy named James. Literary Elements
Literary Elements•Plot (Break down the events)•Exposition–Introduce the setting, characters, basic conflict•Rising Point –Conflicts develop•Climax–Turning point for the main conflict (exciting)–Sometimes we know how the situation will be solved•Falling Action–Things cool down–Conflict is solved•Resolution–Loose ends are tied up–Questions are answered–Lessons are learn
Literary Elements•Plot–Not a summary–It describes the events that make up the story.