Presentation on theme: "Theme the author’s comment of life Point of View who is telling the story, the narrator Based on this photo- What is his comment on life?"— Presentation transcript:
Theme the author’s comment of life Point of View who is telling the story, the narrator Based on this photo- What is his comment on life?
THEME is the author’s comment on life, a message to the reader. Theme is an aspect of human nature that the author expresses to the reader through the text. What message does this girl’s expression tell you? What theme is NOT Theme is not the moral of the story. A moral is a piece of practical advice that readers can apply to their lives.
FIRST PERSON or PERSONAL The narrator is one of the characters and tells the story using the word “ I ”. This is also called “first person” because the word “ I ” is called the first person pronoun. Other first person pronouns include we and us. Point of view means who is telling the story, who the narrator is. Based on the teen’s expression, what might he be thinking? Respond using the pronoun “I”.
THIRD PERSON: The narrator is “outside” of the story. The author writes using pronouns such as he, she, it, they, and them. OBJECTIVE: The narrator “reports” only what he or she sees and hears. There is no author’s opinion or involvement. This is sometimes called “fly on the wall.” OMNISCIENT: The narrator “knows all” and can see into the minds of the main characters. Not only does the reader see the action and hear the dialogue, but he or she also knows that the characters are thinking. LIMITED OMNISCIENT: The narrator sees into the mind of just one or a couple of characters, such as the protagonist and knows what he or she is thinking. “ ____________________________ _____________________________ _____________,” she accused.
Show what you have learned… based on this picture, write a very brief story. Can you include theme and point of view ? _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________