Presentation on theme: "Unit 1 Test Review. Native American literature Types of Native American Literature Creation Myths Trickster Tales Instructions from Spiritual mentors."— Presentation transcript:
Types of Native American Literature Creation Myths Trickster Tales Instructions from Spiritual mentors Oral Maps for Travel Lessons Native American Literature is an Oral Tradition
Characteristics of Native American Literature living in harmony with the natural world. the social structure in tribes is typically matrilineal (from the mother’s family). Tricksters – contradictory qualities Foolish but clever Greedy but helpful Unreliable but clever Archetypal Characters – character types that can be found in literature across different cultures Use of: dialogue, repetition, detailed action
Slave Narratives Portrays the culture shock of a newly captured African Focuses criticism of the slave traders, not slave owners Focuses on the Middle Passage – journey from African to West Indies Includes religious and moral appeals against slavery Use of descriptive details Sensory details Descriptions of his own reactions Anecdotes, brief stories that support his points
Primary Sources – written by people who were either participants in or observers of the events written about Secondary Sources – records of events written by people who were not directly involved in the events Historical Context – ideas and details from the author’s time that influence the written work Cultural characteristics – community life reflected in the text
Puritans Doctrine of the Elect – Puritans believed personal salvation depends solely on the grace of God, not on individual effort. Puritans believed in a theocratic form of government. Government totally controlled by the Church A person must be a member of the Church to vote Without Church membership, loss of property was possible Puritans believed the Bible was the supreme authority on earth.
Characteristics of a Personal Narrative The writer relates an event, incident, or experience in his or her own life. The personal narrative incorporates vivid descriptive details as well as the thoughts, feelings, and reactions of the writer. Has a clear purpose, the significance of which is clear to the reader – places the reader into the action Is written in first person Has many relevant sensory details Includes the author's feelings and thoughts Often includes dialogue