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“Stop the Sun” Literary Terminology A LOVELY GUIDE TO OUR UNDERSTANDING OF PLOT, SYMBOLISM, PROTAGONIST, AND ANTAGONIST WITH HARRY POTTER AS OUR REFERENCE!

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1 “Stop the Sun” Literary Terminology A LOVELY GUIDE TO OUR UNDERSTANDING OF PLOT, SYMBOLISM, PROTAGONIST, AND ANTAGONIST WITH HARRY POTTER AS OUR REFERENCE!

2 PLOT The PLOT of a story is the arrangement of ideas and or incidents that makes up a story. Particularly as they relate to each other in pattern or sequence. ◦ The "why" for the things that happen in the story ◦ The plot draws the reader into the character's lives and helps the reader understand the choices that the characters make. Think of the PLOT as the “meat and potatoes” of the story. This is what makes the story what it is.

3 PLOT The terms for the plot of the story vary, but the idea is always the same Set-up (exposition, entry, beginning) Introduces all the characters, and the setting. Rising Action: Introduction of the conflict Character understands goal and starts working towards it Climax: Major event, turning point, big decision. Struggle Falling Action: Loose ends are tied up. Resolution: Ending What happened and WHY “Winner”

4 Plot of HARRY POTTER and the Sorcerer’s Stone SET-UP RISING ACTION CLIMAX FALLING ACTION RESOLUTION In your notes please map out the PLOT with a partner!

5 We will map the PLOT of “Stop the Sun” in groups shortly! Contain yourselves! I know this is exciting stuff!!!

6 Protagonist/Antagonist PROTAGONIST: The most important character in a work (story). ANTAGONIST: A major character in a work (story) whose values or behavior are in conflict with those of the protagonist or hero.

7 Can you identify who the PROTAGONIST & ANTAGONIST are in “Stop the Sun”?

8 SYMBOLISM A symbol is a word or object that stands for another word or object (the word or object represented may or may not be visible). What do these two things represent? What is the difference between the two?

9 SYMBOLISM in Harry Potter What can you think of that is symbolic in Harry Potter? REMEMBER: the word or object that is represented may not be visible! ◦ Don’t just think about possible symbols, but also about what they could possibly mean…

10 What SYMBOLISM is present in “Stop the Sun”? HINT HINT: Look at the title of the story.


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