Literary Concepts in The Outsiders

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Literary Concepts in The
Outsiders
Foreshadowing (5) =
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“And Johnny, who was the most
law-abiding of us, now carried in
his back pocket a six-inch
switchblade. He’d use it, too, if he
ever got jumped again. They had
scared him that much. He would kill
the next person who jumped him.”
“If that old church ever caught fire,
there’d be no stopping it.”
Ponyboy and Johnny run off to the
park to “cool off” after Darry hits
Ponyboy.
Pony infers Dally has “broke” and
reached his “breaking point.”
“I been carryin’ around a heater. It
ain’t loaded, but it sure does help
in a bluff.”
It is inevitable that Johnny will kill
someone
Symbolism (8) =
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Sunrises
Sunsets
Darkness
Blue Mustang
Bob’s Rings
Switchblade
Mickey Mouse (Soda’s Horse)
Hair (Greased, Blonde)
The Church
Unloaded Gun
Gas Station
The Rumble
Gold
Gone with the Wind
Cigarettes
Vacant Lot
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Symbolism (8) =
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Sunrises
Sunsets
Darkness
Blue Mustang
Bob’s Rings
Switchblade
Mickey Mouse (Soda’s Horse)
Hair (Greased, Blonde)
The Church
Unloaded Gun
Gas Station
The Rumble
Gold
Gone with the Wind
Cigarettes
Vacant Lot
The Broken Bottle
The Letters
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Tone (5) =
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“Stay gold Ponyboy…Stay gold.”
“Greasers will still be greasers and
Socs will still be Socs. Sometimes I
think it’s the ones in the middle
that are really the lucky ones.”
“We couldn’t get along without
him. We needed Johnny as much as
he needed the gang. And for the
same reason.”
“It’s okay… We aren’t in the same
class. Just don’t forget that some of
us watch the sunset too.”
“Please, not him…not him and
Johnny both – I knew he would be
dead, because Dally Winston
wanted to be dead and he always
got what he wanted.”
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Mood (3) =
Themes (6) =
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Honor
Innocence
Empathy
Youth
Hope
Pity
Gallantry *
Conformity *
Self-Sacrifice
Self-Identity *
Divided Community
Privileged
Underprivileged
Themes (6) =
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Honor
Innocence
Empathy
Youth
Hope
Pity
Gallantry *
Conformity *
Self-Sacrifice
Self-Identity *
Divided Community
Privileged
Underprivileged
• Innocence can be easily lost.
For example,
• The underprivileged does not
need pity. For example,
Similes (8) =
• Pony is like
• Dally is
as a
• Soda is like
• Randy is
as a
• Cherry is like
Metaphors (8)
Hyperboles (6)
Idioms (10) =
Alliteration (5) =
Onomatopoeia (5) =
Personification (5)
Facts (10)
Opinions (10)
Internal Conflict (5) = problems inside
you (decisions or choices) –
Person vs. Self
• Pony had to decide
between
• Pony
• Darry had a choice to
• Cherry
• Dally
• Johnny
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poorly they dealt with
their internal conflict
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believe
Ponyboy
because
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External Conflict (5) = problems
outside of yourself with someone or
something else
• Give a specific example
(Person vs Person)
• Give a specific example
(Person vs Society)
• Give a specific example
(Person vs Society)
• Give a specific example
(Person vs God)
• Choice
• Good or bad
decision/how well or
poorly did they deal
with their external
conflict
Author’s Purpose (4) =
• In The Outsiders…(to
inform)
• I think you
should…because(to
persuade)
• The best part of The
Outsiders is…because(to
express an opinion)
• Say something funny or
amusing about The
Outsiders(to entertain)
• I am informing the
reader about….
• I am persuading the
reader to think or act
(pick one)…
• My opinion is about…
• I am trying to entertain
by…
Compare & Contrast: The Outsiders &
The Giver (7 of each)
Similarities
Differences
Predictions (7) = inferences about the
future
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Predictions
Ponyboy
Darry
Soda
Randy
Cherry
Two-Bit
Choice
Supporting Details
Irony (6) = the opposite of literal/meaning
Situational = Scenarios
Verbal = Sarcasm
Dramatic = secret
Examples of Irony
Type of Irony & Why
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IRONY!
Situational Irony? Verbal Irony? Dramatic Irony?
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Ponyboy knows Randy is going to skip the rumble.
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Pony and the reader are the
only ones to know.
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“You, punk. This is what you get for helping those
kids, you little punk,” Dally says to Johnny on his
deathbed after passing away.
Cherry likes and/or loves Dally despite her being a
Soc and him being a Greaser.
“You could use a bath, greaser. And a good working
over. And we've got all night to do it. Give the kid a
bath David.”
Dally rides the ponies fairly. He will not cheat when
he races.
The cops think Ponyboy and Johnny ran off to Texas.
Johnny Cade’s Obituary
Insert Photo
• Survived by whom?
• One paragraph that
describes the deceased
(should be all positive)
• Hopes? Dreams?
• Good Deeds?
• Likes
• Personal Traits
Dallas Winston’s Obituary
Insert Photo
• Survived by whom?
• One paragraph that
describes the deceased
(should be all positive)
• Hopes? Dreams?
• Good Deeds?
• Likes
• Personal Traits
Robert “Bob” Sheldon
Insert Photo
• Survived by whom?
• One paragraph that
describes the deceased
(should be all positive)
• Hopes? Dreams?
• Good Deeds?
• Likes
• Personal Traits
Book Jacket Teaser
The Outsiders
Cover, Quotes & Back
Quotes from fellow students
“This is a story about innocence lost,
fighting to survive and how to avoid
becoming a stereotype. A book all
junior high students should read.”
- Mr. Ryan
New Cover for The Outsiders
The Outsiders: Summary – Two
Paragraphs
Your Opinion – Two Paragraphs
Final Slide = Two Paragraphs
• What grade do you deserve on this project
and why?
• How good are your slides?
• Are all your slides completed?
• Do you have your vocabulary words in each
slide?
• Did you spruce up your slides with images?
• What did you learn from this text and project?

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