LITERATURE TERMS PRESENTATION. 1. POINT OF VIEW. First person point of view is when the person telling the story is also in the story. The story is told with the pronouns “I, me, or mine”.
First person point of view is when the person telling the story is also in the story. The story is told with the pronouns “I, me, or mine”.
Third person point of view is when the person telling the story is not in the story. The story is told with the pronouns “He, She, her, his” is used.
A protagonist is the leader of the story. The protagonist usually has the most lines and is involved with the most action. In the movie Spiderman, Spiderman would be the protagonist.
Who is the protagonist in Al Capone Does My Shirts?
The antagonist in the story is the person or force that goes against the protagonist. The antagonist causes conflict. In Spiderman, the Green Goblin is the antagonist to Spiderman. He causes problems for Spiderman.
4. In Al Capone Does My Shirts who or what is the antagonist?
Flashback is when the author goes back in time to describe a past event.
Read the following paragraph and write the one sentence that is the flashback.
Outside the offices of Nichols Plumbing, Sally paused for a moment in thought. In preparation for her job interview, she put on her best dress. She looked the part of an account clerk with this dress. This job was important and she wanted to make a good impression.
Foreshadowing is when the author gives “clues” to help you figure out the ending.
What are three clues that Piper will cause trouble for Moose?
A foil is a person who is a contrast to another person. SpongeBob is a foil for Patrick.
In the Al Capone Does My Shirts Piper is a foil for whom?
The theme is the underlying message the author wants you to learn about life. For example in Charlotte’s Web the theme might be “Never give up” or “Work with you friends”.
What is one theme in Al Capone Does My Shirts?
The climax of the story is the turning point. It is when the action comes to an exciting or dramatic change. When the climax happens characters usually change in some way. The climax is usually one important event. The climax is usually towards the last part of the book.
What event is the climax in Al Capone Does My Shirts?
Read the story below. Write one or two sentences to tell the incentive moment, climax, and the ending.
A man is walking to work. A stranger bumps into him. The man checks for his wallet and realizes that it missing. He runs after the stranger and demands the wallet, which the stranger gives to him. At work, the man calls home to tell his wife of the incident. She informs her husband that he left his wallet on the dresser that morning. The man realizes that he accidentally robbed the stranger! He finds he stranger’s phone number in the wallet and calls to apologize. Soon after he returns the wallet.
Setting is the time and place of the story.
Where is the setting for Al Capone Does My Shirts?
A simile is a comparison between two things using like or as
Example: She ran like the wind.
Sue is as funny as a clown.
Her hair is like a rat’s nest.
Find one simile in Al Capone Does My Shirts.