What to Look for in Setting. LandscapeWeatherSeasonLocation (country, etc.)TimeMovement or change. What to Look for in Tone. PatternsLanguage SoundsWord Length and Syllables (rhyme and rhythm)Repetitive WordsImagery (visual, aural, gustatory, olfactory, tactile, kinetic, kinesthetic)Figur
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1. Comparative Literature: Is Every Detail More Than It Seems?
2. What to Look for in Setting Landscape
Location (country, etc.)
Movement or change
3. What to Look for in Tone Patterns
Word Length and Syllables (rhyme and rhythm)
Imagery (visual, aural, gustatory, olfactory, tactile, kinetic, kinesthetic)
Figurative Language (paradox, hyperbole, metaphor, etc.)
4. What to Look for in Tone (contd) Correspondences and Inconsistencies between
Setting and Language Use
Solitary Symbols and Repetitive Symbols
Emotional Distance from reader
Intent vs. Stated Intent
5. Character Physical Description, especially highly distinguishing characteristics like scars, marks, physical “prosthesis (leg, hearing aid, eyeglasses) unusual hair, etc.
Changes in attitude or action
Causes for any changes
6. Character (continued) Correspondences and Inconsistencies Between
Physical appearance and moral reality
Perceived “weaknesses” and actual “strengths”
Perceived “strengths” and actual “weaknesses”
Actions and Words
Private Actions and Public Actions
Words to Friends and Words to Foes
Action on stormy seas and action on calm seas
7. Narration (Point of View) Which person speaks (“I” narrator or a faceless, voiceless, characterless, but all-knowing narrator?)
What do you know about the speaker?
Can the speaker be trusted (veracity and judgment)
In all situations; in most situations
In some situations; In few situations
In no situations
What does the narrator have to gain by being forthright?
8. Theme Repetition of Words
What are the names about?
Symbols might be archetypes?
What are the Conflicts
What is the appearance of everything and everybody vs. what is the reality