Mysteries
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 16

Mysteries PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 67 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Mysteries. A Genre of Literature. What is a mystery?. A mystery is a secret, a riddle, or a puzzle. You have to find out the secret, and solve the riddle or puzzle to find the criminal or enemy and crack the case. Mysteries are often filled with suspense, but they are also puzzles.

Download Presentation

Mysteries

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Mysteries

Mysteries

A Genre

of Literature


What is a mystery

What is a mystery?

A mystery is a secret, a riddle, or a puzzle. You have to find out the secret, and solve the riddle or puzzle to find the criminal or enemy and crack the case.

  • Mysteries are often filled with suspense, but they are also puzzles.

  • Part of the fun of a mystery is matching wits with the criminal; and figuring out “whodunit.”


Elements of a mystery

Elements of a Mystery

Characters

The main character determines the way the plot or mystery will develop and is usually the person who will solve the problem the story centers upon. However, the other characters are also very important because they can provide clues to solve the mystery or they may even try to throw the main character (and the reader!) off track.


Elements of a mystery1

Elements of a Mystery

Setting

The setting is the location of the action. An author should describe the environment or surroundings of the mystery in such detail that the reader feels that he or she can picture the scene. Unusual settings (such as a fantasy world) can be interesting, but everyday settings can help a reader to better visualize the story. It can be especially fun to use a familiar setting for a mystery so that the reader feels even more connected to the plot!


Elements of a mystery2

Elements of a Mystery

Plot

The plot is the actual story around which the entire book is based. A plot should have a very clear beginning, middle and end—with all the necessary descriptions and suspense—so that the reader can make sense of the action and follow along from start to finish.


Elements of a mystery3

Elements of a Mystery

Problem

Every mystery has a problem to solve, usually who committed a crime and why. Authors should fill mystery stories with clues, so that the reader can try to solve the puzzle along with the characters. Sometimes, an author may insert a false clue just to throw the character (and reader) off.


Elements of a mystery4

Elements of a Mystery

Solution

The solution to the problem is the way the action is resolved—finding a missing item or the person who stole it, for example. It is important that the solution be believable. Authors must be sure to include all the clues necessary for finding the solution in the story somewhere (even if they are hidden very sneakily!).


Vocabulary used in mystery

Vocabulary Used in Mystery

  • Alibi – an excuse that a suspect uses to show that he or she was somewhere other than at the scene of the crime when the crime was committed


Vocabulary used in a mystery

Vocabulary Used in a Mystery

  • Clue – something that helps solve a problem or mystery


Vocabulary used in a mystery1

Vocabulary Used in a Mystery

  • Crime – an action that is against the law


Vocabulary used in a mystery2

Vocabulary Used in a Mystery

  • Detective – one who investigates crimes and gathers evidence

  • Sleuth – another name for a detective


Vocabulary used in a mystery3

Vocabulary Used in a Mystery

  • Evidence – information and facts that help prove something or make you believe something is true


Vocabulary used in mystery1

Vocabulary Used in Mystery

  • Red herring -a false lead that throws the investigator off track


Vocabulary used in a mystery4

Vocabulary Used in a Mystery

  • Suspect – a person who is believed to have possibly committed the crime


Vocabulary used in a mystery5

Vocabulary Used in a Mystery

  • Victim – a person who is harmed or suffers some loss due to the crime


Vocabulary used in a mystery6

Vocabulary Used in a Mystery

  • Witness –someone who saw the crime being committed and can provide some information


  • Login