Analyzing Fiction Notes
Plot is the careful arrangement by an author of incidents in a
narrative to achieve a desired effect.
Plot is more than simply the series of happenings in a literary
It is the result of the writers deliberate selection o
Mark Twain Biography Notes
My Platonic Sweetheart
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 April
21, 1910),better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was
an American author and humorist. He is most noted for his
novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876)
Comparing Literature elements of Humor Notes
Comic Language: the use of nonsense words where
they dont belong
Pun: a play on words; using words in the wrong context for
some type of effect (single words, phrases, idioms, familiar
Interpreting Literature Notes
Friendsrelationships with others
The reflection in a work of the authors attitude
Analyzing the point of view of Fiction Notes
Point of view
The vantage point, or stance, from which a story is told; the eye
and mind through which the action is perceived and filtered,
sometimes called narrative perspective.
Point of view
first person: (
Introduction to Drama Notes
What Is Drama?
A play is a story acted out, live and onstage.
Structure of a Drama
Like the plot of a story, the plot of a drama follows a rising-andfalling structure.
Kinds of Plays
A play may be a tragedy, a comedy, or, in mo
The Characters in stage and literature Notes
The actors and director bring characters to life by
deciding how to interpret and speak the lines of the play
building on the playwrights stage directions for actions and
Mary: Can I make it on my
Comic Language Pun Notes
Which element of humor does the picture represent? How do
Which type of irony does the comic
Explain how the comic strip uses exaggeration.
(Situational irony) He studied very hard but forgot everything
Writing Characteristics of Mark Twain Notes
Literature is an art of language. Mark Twains language is
artistic and like a sharp weapon without doubt. Mark Twain is
famous for his humor and satire.
Mark Twains humor is based on the humor of the Western in
Tragedy and Comedy Literature Notes
In a comedy, the characters usually face humorous obstacles and
problems that are resolved by the end of the play. Comic heroes
may be ordinary people instead of nobility
eventually overcome their flaws and achie
Themes in Fictional Literature Notes
Theme is the central idea of the work-whether fiction,
poetry, or drama.
For many readers, theme is an attractive element because it gives
works meaning; it makes them relevant.
The theme deals with the four general ar