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1 Plots, Tones, and Genres! The fun stuff! August 16, 2011

2 What is a plot? Sequence of events that occur within a story. It is a guide to help readers understand what is going on.

3 Plot Diagram

4 Exposition The beginning of the story that introduces the reader to the purpose. It offers clues into regarding what will unfold. Background Information

5 Rising Action The events that lead up to the climax. The conflicts or struggles of the protagonist.

6 Climax The highest point of the story. The conflict comes to the point of intensity and drama. The turning point of the story.

7 Falling Action Sequence of events that lead to the resolution. The protagonist is trying to resolve the matter, while still enduring friction with the antagonist.

8 Resolution The end of the story where the protagonist finds peace. Everything is solved.

9 BELL RINGER Head your paper What is a genre?

10 Time is Up! Pass your papers to the front Pass them to the left to Whitlock

11 Watch your tone! Tone: the writer's attitude toward the material and/or readers. Tone may be playful, formal, intimate, angry, serious, ironic, outraged, baffled, tender, serene, depressed, etc.

12 What is a Genre? Category of artistic works that are based on form, style, or subject matter.

13 Different forms of Genre in Fiction Drama Fable Fairy Tale Fiction Folklore Poetry

14 Different forms of Genre in Nonfiction Autobiography/Biograp hy Essays Nonfiction Speech

15 What is a drama? Stories that are composed for performances through expressions and dialogue. William Shakespeare “Romeo & Juliet” “Dreamgirls”

16 Fable Narration through a third person limited or omniscient character. They are usually through animals that the story is told. Aesop’s Fable – “The Lion and The Mouse” –

17 Fairy Tale Stories that are about creatures and may have a moral at the end. Normally begin with “Once upon a time…” Happy endings Cookie cutter stories

18 Fiction Narrative works that are produced from the imagination. “The Skin I’m In” –Sharon G. Flake “Joy Luck Club”-Amy Tan “The Lottery” Sharon Jackson

19 Bell Ringer What is the difference between plot and summary?

20 Essays A short or long literary composition that reflects the author's outlook or point. Expository- Explanation of a topic Persuasive- Getting your audience to see your point of view. Demonstrative-Being able to demonstrate something that you know. Narrative-Telling a story

21 Folklore Definition: Stories, songs, and myths that are passed down and may be false. As the story continues throughout generations, it may become altered.

22 Poetry Creative rhyming that does or does not have to have a rhyme. Using imagery Maya Angelou“Still I Rise” Langston Hughes “A Dream Deferred”

23 Nonfiction A written piece of information that is accurate and true. Must have facts and theories

24 Speech Public address of messages. Appropriate audience targeted Valid Research Messages Debates Obama’s Inaugural Speech

25 Picture ID Identify the media and give me the literary device used.

26 Media #1

27 Media #2

28 Media #3

29 Media # 4

30 Media #5

31 Bell Ringer Please write in your journal about something that happened to you that was a traumatic or exciting experience. If you don’t have your journal, please write it on a piece of paper and insert it in your journal tomorrow.

32 Time is Up!!! Pass it to the left to Whitlock! Please be quiet and get out your notebooks! Label your notes: Figurative Language!

33 Simile What is a simile? Simile is a comparison that uses “like” or “as” to describe someone or something. “Pretty as a picture”-Keri Hilson You look like an angel from heaven.

34 Metaphor The metaphor states a fact or draws a verbal picture by the use of comparison. You are what you eat. Life is a struggle.

35 Imagery The usage of the five senses that the author uses for the reader to connect with the work. Taste See Smell Hear Touch

36 Personification A figure of speech in which human characteristics are given to an animal or an object. My teddy bear held my hand in the mall.


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