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  1. SHORT STORY UNIT 1:Mood, Setting, Plot

  2. What is a short story? … a work of fiction that centers on a single idea and can be read in one sitting. It usually has one main conflict.

  3. Setting and Mood Setting: the time and place where action unfolds in the story, drama, or other literary work Mood: the feelings evoked in the mind of the reader. Diction (word choice) affects the mood.

  4. Setting How does the setting affect the story? ● CONFLICT ● CHARACTER ● MOOD ● SYMBOLISM Compare to The Count of Monte Cristo

  5. PLOT The series of events in a narrative (story) Narratives follow a plot line …

  6. __________________ Plot Line _____________ _____________ __________________

  7. __________________ Plot Line _____________ _____________ A. Exposition __________________

  8. __________________ Plot Line _____________ _____________ A. Exposition __________________ Key characters, setting, and basic situation are introduced. Tone and mood are established.

  9. __________________ Plot Line _____________ _____________ A. Exposition B. Narrative Hook __________________ Key characters, setting, and basic situation are introduced. Tone and mood are established.

  10. __________________ Plot Line _____________ _____________ A. Exposition B. Narrative Hook __________________ Key characters, setting, and basic situation are introduced. Tone and mood are established. The author hopes to “grab” or “hook” your attention. The conflict is introduced.

  11. __________________ Plot Line C. Rising Action _____________ _____________ A. Exposition B. Narrative Hook __________________ Key characters, setting, and basic situation are introduced. Tone and mood are established. The author hopes to “grab” or “hook” your attention. The conflict is introduced.

  12. __________________ Plot Line C. Rising Action A series of conflicts that build upon each other … the protagonist must address the conflict. _____________ _____________ A. Exposition B. Narrative Hook __________________ Key characters, setting, and basic situation are introduced. Tone and mood are established. The author hopes to “grab” or “hook” your attention. The conflict is introduced.

  13. __________________ Plot Line D. Climax C. Rising Action A series of conflicts that build upon each other … the protagonist must address the conflict. _____________ _____________ A. Exposition B. Narrative Hook __________________ Key characters, setting, and basic situation are introduced. Tone and mood are established. The author hopes to “grab” or “hook” your attention. The conflict is introduced.

  14. __________________ Plot Line D. Climax The turning point of the story in which the character directly addresses the conflict. Highest point of tension … C. Rising Action A series of conflicts that build upon each other … the protagonist must address the conflict. _____________ _____________ A. Exposition B. Narrative Hook __________________ Key characters, setting, and basic situation are introduced. Tone and mood are established. The author hopes to “grab” or “hook” your attention. The conflict is introduced.

  15. __________________ Plot Line D. Climax The turning point of the story in which the character directly addresses the conflict. Highest point of tension … C. Rising Action E. Falling Action A series of conflicts that build upon each other … the protagonist must address the conflict. _____________ _____________ A. Exposition B. Narrative Hook __________________ Key characters, setting, and basic situation are introduced. Tone and mood are established. The author hopes to “grab” or “hook” your attention. The conflict is introduced.

  16. __________________ Plot Line D. Climax The turning point of the story in which the character directly addresses the conflict. Highest point of tension … C. Rising Action E. Falling Action A series of conflicts that build upon each other … the protagonist must address the conflict. The events that occur as a result of the climatic event … events leading to the denouement _____________ _____________ A. Exposition B. Narrative Hook __________________ Key characters, setting, and basic situation are introduced. Tone and mood are established. The author hopes to “grab” or “hook” your attention. The conflict is introduced.

  17. __________________ Plot Line D. Climax The turning point of the story in which the character directly addresses the conflict. Highest point of tension … C. Rising Action E. Falling Action A series of conflicts that build upon each other … the protagonist must address the conflict. The events that occur as a result of the climatic event … events leading to the denouement _____________ _____________ A. Exposition B. Narrative Hook F. Denouement __________________ Key characters, setting, and basic situation are introduced. Tone and mood are established. The author hopes to “grab” or “hook” your attention. The conflict is introduced.

  18. “The Bet”by Anton Chekhov

  19. A priori: something is considered true, without being tested. • Frivolous (adj): not serious; care-free • Trifle (noun): little value; not important • Compulsory (adj): required; mandatory • Caprice (noun): whimsical; sudden, unpredictable change • Threshold (noun): entrance of a house; starting point • Zealous (adj): diligent; ardently active; devoted

  20. 8. Procured (verb): to get something; to obtain • Immense (adj): gargantuan; vast; huge • Indiscriminately (adverb): lacking judgment • Treatise (noun): formal essay … systemically written • Spar (noun): a pole used as a mast; nautical gear • Groped (verb): to search blindly

  21. Bedstead (noun): framework for a bed: supports the bedspring and mattress • Emaciated (adj): wasted; puny; gaunt; sickly • Cleaving (verb): splitting; to separate “I have watched from there the lightning flashing over my head and cleaving the storm-clouds” 17. Illusory (adj): deceptive; misleading 18. Renounce (verb): to give up formally

  22. ALLUSION The Real Reason the Lawyer Left Early

  23. “The Gettysburg Address” Abraham Lincoln delivered this speech on Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldier’s National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the decisive Battle of Gettysburg. The only confirmed photo of Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg (circled), taken about noon, just after Lincoln arrived …

  24. “The Gettysburg Address” Mood: the feeling you get as you read a book or watch a movie Movie: Music creates the mood Book: Diction (word choice) creates the mood

  25. How do you create mood in a piece of writing? • Connotation: the emotional associations a word or words have for the reader • Imagery: the words form a picture in your mind What images do you see/hear?

  26. How do you create mood in a piece of writing? • Connotation: the emotional associations a word or words have for the reader Highlight the words by using different colors: dedicated, consecrate, devotion

  27. How do you create mood in a piece of writing? • Connotation: the emotional associations a word or words have for the reader • Imagery: the words form a picture in your mind • Figurative Language: words mean more than just what they say … simile, metaphor, personification. What type of figurative language do you see on line 5?

  28. How do you create mood in a piece of writing? • Connotation: the emotional associations a word or words have for the reader • Imagery: the words form a picture in your mind • Figurative Language: words mean more than just what they say … simile, metaphor, personification • Sound Effects: words/phrases that appeal to the sense of hearing. Repetition!!!

  29. What is the Lincoln’s purpose in delivering “The Gettysburg Address”?

  30. The Lotteryby Shirley Jackson

  31. Questions as you read … • Note the mood at the beginning of the story … how does it change? • Based on inferences, who controls the town? • Why are the townspeople holding the lottery? • Why don’t they stop? • Is the lottery democratic? • What does Mrs. Delacroix’s stone symbolize?

  32. THEMES • Evil disguised as good • Prejudice and Hypocrisy • Minds slipping the bonds of reality

  33. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS • How does “The Lottery” prevent the breakdown of society in this community? • What are the roles in this society? • How does this society use “scapegoats”? Are there any examples in our society of using “scapegoats”?