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Literature Notes. Literature- an art form which is written. Three Kinds of Literature 1. Poetry- written in verses 2. Prose- written in paragraphs (novels and short stories) 3. Plays- written in scenes and acts (drama Genre- a category of art

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Literature an art form which is written
Literature- an art form which iswritten

Three Kinds of Literature

1. Poetry- written in verses

2. Prose- written in paragraphs

(novels and short stories)

3. Plays- written in scenes and acts (drama

Genre- a category of art

Examples: mystery, historical fiction, fantasy


Prose
Prose

Four Elements of Prose

1. Characters

2. Setting

3. Plot

4. Theme

Thought Provoking Questions:

  • What is contemporary literature?

  • What is traditional literature?



Plot components
Plot Components

  • Exposition:the beginning of a novel or short story; introduction including the ‘hook’; sets the scene

  • Rising Action:the events of the plot; conflict, characters, and suspense are developed

  • Climax: the turning point of the story; the point at which the reader knows how the protagonist will end up; the moment of ‘exhale’

  • Falling Action: the events occurring from the time of the climax to the end of the story

  • Resolution/Denouement: the storyline ends; a sense of closure is achieved


Conflict
Conflict

-the central problem or struggle in a story-

Common Types of Conflict

  • character vs. character

  • character vs. self

  • character vs. society

  • character vs. nature

  • character vs. machine

  • character vs. God


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