Analyzing Literature - Alexandra Daz B00120096 ENGL 3350...

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Alexandra Díaz B00120096 ENGL 3350 Prof. Alicia Zofakis de León
Analyzing Literature Kind of SCARY , right?
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Analyzing Literature
Definition It’s the practice of looking closely at small parts to see how they affect the whole. Analyzing Literature
Literary Elements
Literary Elements Characters / Characterization (personality) Protagonist Antagonist Supporting Main character (good or bad) Against main character Everyone else Round Flat We know well We don’t know well (feelings, goals) Static Dynamic Stays the same Changes, grows up
• Character –Do not only 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.

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