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1 Harvard Extension School Expo E-25; Section 12 (5:30PM-7:30PM) Instructor: Julie Anne McNary Please check your Elluminate Audio Wizard We will begin at 5:30PM.

2 Online WebConference Via Elluminate Software Website: Elluminate Room: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid= &password=M.3163A85F45E3980D9A1F3875B7EED6 Expository Writing E25: Introduction to Academic Writing and Critical Reading Analyzing the Short Story

3 A Word About The Value of this Course The Power of Fiction and the Analysis Thereof in Your Everyday Life

4 Overview  Lecture on focal points of Chapters 1, 2, 13  Fable, Parable, Tale, Short Story  Plot  Point of View  Our Tools  The Stories for Essay #1

5 Our Tools Audience and Purpose Audience and Purpose The Elements of Fiction The Elements of Fiction The Aristotelian Appeals The Aristotelian Appeals Close Reading Close Reading Analysis Analysis The Structure of an Argument The Structure of an Argument A Strong Introduction A Strong Introduction Thesis Statement Thesis Statement Paragraph Structure Paragraph Structure Conclusion Conclusion

6 Audience and Purpose

7 The Elements of Fiction To start: Plot Plot Point of View Point of View Characterization Characterization Setting Setting

8 Plot For our purposes, the word “Plot” has two meanings For our purposes, the word “Plot” has two meanings –What happens in the story; the basics of the narrative; –The writer’s arrangement or structuring of the material into the story, beyond just a layout of a sequence of events. –“The King died and the Queen died” versus “The King died and then the Queen died of grief.”

9 Plot One

10 Plot Two

11 Point of View First Person First Person –Main Character –Minor Character –Reliable or Unreliable Second Person Second Person –To “you” –“You” as self Third Person Third Person –Objective –Omniscient –Limited Omniscient

12 Roman Fever

13 Characterization Physical traits Physical traits Body language Body language Verbal expression Verbal expression Framing Framing Active versus passive behavior Active versus passive behavior Psychology Psychology Relationships Relationships Conflict Conflict Resolution Resolution

14 Writing Exercise In the next twenty minutes, please free write about one of the characters in Ann Tyler’s story, Teenage Wasteland. In the next twenty minutes, please free write about one of the characters in Ann Tyler’s story, Teenage Wasteland. If you choose the mother, what is significant about how her point of view is represented by the narrator? If you choose the mother, what is significant about how her point of view is represented by the narrator? If you choose another character, try to hone in on two or more elements of his/her character: body language, demeanor, actions, expressions (both verbal and physical, etc. etc. If you choose another character, try to hone in on two or more elements of his/her character: body language, demeanor, actions, expressions (both verbal and physical, etc. etc.

15 The Stories for Essay #1  A & P  Teenage Wasteland  How to Talk to a Hunter  Sonny’s Blues  Roman Fever  The Girl on the Plane  Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?  The Jilting of Granny Weatherall  Miss Brill  Cathedral  Rich Brother  The Storm  To Build A Fire  The Greasy Lake  A Pair of Tickets  Lost in the Funhouse  The Things They Carried  Winter Dreams

16 Exercise 1.2 – Pre-writing Choose one story from our list for Essay #1. Choose carefully, as this is the story you’ll be working upon for several classes. Choose one story from our list for Essay #1. Choose carefully, as this is the story you’ll be working upon for several classes. In the manner depicted in Chapter 13, please pre-write and brainstorm on a problem, pattern, or significant question you would like to focus on for Essay #1. In the manner depicted in Chapter 13, please pre-write and brainstorm on a problem, pattern, or significant question you would like to focus on for Essay #1. This is a FREE-WRITING exercise, though, so please, be free! This is a FREE-WRITING exercise, though, so please, be free!


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