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Ray Bradbury
“THE VELDT”
RAY BRADBURY
Science-fiction and fantasy
 Best known for his novel Fahrenheit 451
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GENRE
A category of literary work
 Short Story – Science Fiction
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FORESHADOWING
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Giving hints of what is to come later in the story
 As
we read “The Veldt,” look for clues from the
nursery that show what may happen in the end.
THEME
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What does Bradbury want us to learn or gain
from reading his story?
 Pay
attention to the use of technology and the
outcome of relying too heavily on technology.
ALLUSION
A reference in literature to something that is
well-known. This does not indicate that the
story’s plot is focused on that reference, it just
simply jogs the reader’s memory with that idea.
 The children’s names are Wendy and Peter.
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 Peter
Pan
SETTING
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PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE SETTING!
 Be
able to describe the house and the nursery.
 What is so special about both? How does this
contribute to the genre of science-fiction?
FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE
Similes
 Metaphors
 Personification
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TONE AND MOOD
Mood- the feeling the author and the text
creates for the reader.
 Tone- the author’s attitude/feelings toward the
subject that is revealed in their writing.
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POINT-OF-VIEW
1st Person
 2nd Person
 3rd Person Limited
 3rd Person Omniscient
 3rd Person Objective
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CONFLICT

Internal
 Man

vs. Self
External
 Man
vs. Man
 Man vs. Society
 Man vs. Nature
IMAGERY
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The author uses vivid descriptions to paint a
mental picture for the reader.
DICTION
TECHNOLOGY
How often do you use technology?
 As a society, would you agree that we are
dependent on technology? Are we TOO
dependent on technology? Explain.
 What would happen is all technology vanished?
Think of some issues that might arise.
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WHAT IS A VELDT
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Large, African plateau

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