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Rht 102
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What is LIT? Lit is someone’s  experience of a moment.   Writer’s HAVE to do this Genre: fiction, poetry,  drama
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Theme Theme: dominant idea What is the theme of your life?  Rebellion?   Consequence?  Unrequited Love? If you had to make your life into a story, what  images would you use?  Think of moments that  created you today?
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Conventions Literary Canon Artists, critics, writer’s and ME tell you what to read and  decide what is good lit.  Not always logical (they once  thought Shakespeare a hack) Culturally based Telling tales chronologically v. spatially Telling stories or things in terms of explanations of nature,  or why a social thing is what it is
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Ok, I‘t’s written… So Now what do I do? Evaluate: Techniques or dialogs used; do they  educate, entertain, or enlighten a  mass audience? Interpret   Facts  (5 w’s) Attitude (feministic, nostalgic) Assumptions
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Lit History Oral Stories told in towns to  large audiences to tell of  wars and news Epics Romance Written Still began as oral.  In the  beginning there were no  pauses for spacing, no  punctuation. Elite w/time were all who  studied
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Character  Round  well developed  Flat      barely developed        Dynamic        Static Changes Doesn’t change
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Basic story defintions ctd. Plot:  what happens  Crisis:  action/problem Climax:  tension Resolution:  how it ends Think about an event you’ve had in your life and break it  down in those four ways
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Plaigarism Using someone else’s words as new information without  citing. Results in F on assignment/class Can Self Plaigiarize
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Introduce who says the idea or quote Put direct words in quotation marks Add page numbers and/or work in parentheses at  end. Cite in work cited
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