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Objectives This section provides some information on essential elements of literature. Part Eight, Additional Learning Skills Reading Literature and Making References
Key elements in literature Theme = overall idea that the author is advancing. This is the very general idea that is behind the authors entire effort and unifies the work. Plot = the series of events that take place within the work. Setting = the time and place of the plot. Characters = the people in the story.
Key elements in literature Conflict = the main struggle of the plot. It may be within one character, between two or more characters, or between one or more characters and some force in the environment. Climax = the final main turning point of the story. The main conflict of the story is usually solved or explained in a final way at this point in the plot.
Key elements in literature Speaker or narrator = the fictional voice the author uses to tell the story. Tone = the style or manner of a piece. Reflects the speakers attitude, and is strongly related to the authors attitude and purpose as well. Figures of speech = expressions in which words are used to mean something other than they usually do. These expressions are often comparisons which make a special point.
Making inferences in literature Making an inference means reading between the lines to come to conclusions based on the given information. Writers of factual material often STATE what they mean. Writers of fiction often SHOW what they mean. Poetry implies much of its meaning. Implications are often made through figures of speech.