Lit Element Review & Assessment Overview

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Literary Elements
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Literary Elements:
How to Tell…
Battle Royal
Characterization:
Direct: “…great brother
she had, how together,
the guy was, a number
one pal and comrade.
A real soldier’s soldier,
Rat says” (1).
Direct: “he was an odd
old guy, my
grandfather” (16).
-Direct
Indirect: Curt Lemon
was an outgoing and
brave man (1).
--------------------------------Static: Mitchell Sanders
Indirect: The narrator
was respected by the
white community
because he was
selected to deliver his
speech.
-------------------------------Static: blonde dancer
Dynamic: Rat Kiley
Dynamic: narrator
Antagonist
“dumb cooze”;
Vietnam; War
White men
Protagonist
Narrator (O’Brien)
Nameless narrator
Point of View:
1st person
1st person
-Indirect
-------------------------Static
-Dynamic
Literary
Elements Chart
Plot Elements
How to Tell…
Battle Royal
Rising Action
Rat Kiley (buffalo
story)
-arriving at the
anteroom
- Dancer
- Battle royal
-Tries to feed the
baby buffalo
-Shoots the buffalo’s
mouth
Climax
Shoots off the nose
and talks to it like it
was a pet
Narrator finally gets
to give his speech
Falling Action
Cradles the gun
Opens the briefcase
to find the
scholarship
Resolution
The other soldiers
move the buffalo
and don’t say
anything to Rat
Dream about
grandfather
Literary Elements Chart
Literary Elements
How to Tell…
Battle Royal
Theme
Truth: “Often the crazy stuff
is true and the normal stuff
isn’t because the normal
stuff is necessary to make
you believe the truly
incredible craziness” (5).
Naiveté: the narrator was
naïve to believe that the
white community was
recognizing him for his
academic
accomplishments.
Mood
Suspenseful; anxious
Hostile;
sympathetic
Setting
-Vietnam
-NYC in 30’s
Irony
Situational Irony: The men in
Mitchell Sander’s story
believes that they are
going to find the Viet Cong
having a party when they
storm the mts. but nothing is
there
Dramatic Irony: the
reader realizes that the
narrator has been
brought there as the
entertainment before
the narrator does
Diction
Profanity; military
jargon
Derogatory
language; slang
-present day telling the
story
Literary Elements Chart
Literary Elements
How to Tell…
Battle Royal
Imagery
“I remember the smell
of moss. Up in the
canopy there were tiny
white blossoms, but no
sunlight at all, and I
remember the
shadows...” (4).
“He was a large
man… that of an
intoxicated
panda” (20).
Symbolism
The woman symbolizes
the general public that
do not understand
what war is really about
The speech/scholarship
symbolizes what the
black community
believes is progress
Dialogue
“Right,” I said.
“Understand me?”
“Invisible.” (6)
“I’ll make it five more
dollars.”
“Go to hell.” (25)
Atmosphere
Mountains:
spooky, dark,
rainy, foggy
Smoky, chaotic
World
Literature:
Short Story Final
Assessment
1.
2.
3.
Overall Fiction
Concepts Assessed:
Response to Literature
(Time Period/Culture)
Genre/Structure
Text Analysis
Final Assessment
 You
will be choosing a short story to read
from the textbook and creating a prezi
presentation where you show your
understanding of fundamental and
elevated fictional concepts.
Within your presentation you
must address the following
questions:
Text Analysis:
1.
How does the author manipulate the
reader’s reaction using literary
elements?
a)
2.
How do I cite support from primary and
secondary sources?
a)
b)
3.
Using literary elements to analyze the text
In-text citations from short story
Outside research
How do I understand implicit and explicit
meaning in a text?
a)
b)
Overall interpretation of the meaning of
the story (plot)
Analysis of Literary Elements
Genre/Structure
1.
How does diction and syntax
shape the meaning of the
text?
a)
Define, find examples and
analysis of both diction and
syntax
Response to
Literature: Time Period
1.
How does understanding the
time period facilitate the
understanding of the text?
a)
What happened historically that
influenced the author? What
connects can be made
between time period and the
short story?
Response to Literature:
Culture
1.
How does an understanding
of an author’s culture or the
culture represented in the text
enhance the reader’s
understanding of the text as a
whole?
a)
What was happening culturally
that influenced the author to
write this short story?
READ THE ASSIGNMENT SHEET &
RUBRIC!!!!
 Timeline:



Wednesday: Select title
Thursday & Friday: Read short story and answer
reading and analysis questions within the text book
and complete literary elements chart.
Monday-Wednesday: work and complete
assessment in class
 Due
date: submit to google doc by midnight
December 1st.
 Now,

you will choose your short story…
You may not choose the same short story as
anyone else within the class… first come, first serve.
Europe:
A.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Short Story Selections:
Brother Onion (Italy- Petrarch) p. 669
The Piece of String (France-de Maupassant) p. 796
The Long Exile (Russia- Tolstoy) p. 804
A Problem (Russia- Chekhov) p.814
The Bet (Russia- Chekhov) Tale Blazers
War (Italy- Pirandello) p. 863
The Hunger Artist (Austria- Kafka) p. 869
The Ring (Denmark- Dinesen) p. 882
South America:
B.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Borges and I (Argentina- Borges) p. 934
The Night Face Up (Argentina- Cortazar) p. 947
Tuesday Siesta (Colombia- Garcia Marquez) p. 957
The Censors (Argentina- Valenzuela) p. 965
Africa:
C.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Life is Sweet at Kumansenu (Sierra Leone- Nicol) p. 986
Dead Men’s Path (Nigeria- Achebe) p. 996
The Train from Rhodesia (South Africa- Gordimer) p. 1009
The Prisoner Who Wore Glasses (South Africa- Head) p. 1023
Asia:
D.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
The Norwegian Rat (Egypt- Mahfouz) p. 1031
The Jay (Japan- Kawabata) p. 1047
An Astrologer’s Day (India- Narayan) p. 1054
Love Must Not Be Forgotten (China- Jie) p. 1062
Ocean of Words (China- Jin) p. 1083
Europe:
A.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Short Story Selections:
Brother Onion (Italy- Petrarch) p. 669
The Piece of String (France-de Maupassant) p. 796
The Diamond Necklace (France- deMaupassant) Tale Blazers
The Long Exile (Russia- Tolstoy) p. 804
A Problem (Russia- Chekhov) p.814
The Bet (Russia- Chekhov) Tale Blazers
War (Italy- Pirandello) p. 863
The Hunger Artist (Austria- Kafka) p. 869
The Ring (Denmark- Dinesen) p. 882
The Thief (Russia- Dostoyevsky) Tale Blazers
The Bishop’s Candlesticks (France- Hugo) Tale Blazers
South America:
B.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Borges and I (Argentina- Borges) p. 934
The Night Face Up (Argentina- Cortazar) p. 947
Tuesday Siesta (Colombia- Garcia Marquez) p. 957
The Censors (Argentina- Valenzuela) p. 965
Africa:
C.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Life is Sweet at Kumansenu (Sierra Leone- Nicol) p. 986
Dead Men’s Path (Nigeria- Achebe) p. 996
The Train from Rhodesia (South Africa- Gordimer) p. 1009
The Prisoner Who Wore Glasses (South Africa- Head) p. 1023
Asia:
D.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
The Norwegian Rat (Egypt- Mahfouz) p. 1031
The Jay (Japan- Kawabata) p. 1047
An Astrologer’s Day (India- Narayan) p. 1054
Love Must Not Be Forgotten (China- Jie) p. 1062
Ocean of Words (China- Jin) p. 1083

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