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Motifs. Things that recur. Motifs take many forms. Image Object Character Situation Theme W ord. What do motifs do?. Motifs may: Amplify the story’s theme. Link characters or events. Foreshadow later events. Propel the plot . Motifs: High and Low. Literary motifs

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Motifs

Motifs

Things that recur


Motifs take many forms
Motifs take many forms

Image

Object

Character

Situation

Theme

Word


What do motifs do
What do motifs do?

  • Motifs may:

    • Amplify the story’s theme.

    • Link characters or events.

    • Foreshadow later events.

    • Propel the plot.


Motifs high and low
Motifs: High and Low

  • Literary motifs

    • Pertain to a single work

    • Component of the “artistry” in serious literature

  • Conventional motifs

    • Common to a “type” of fiction.

    • Frequently overused, cliché


Motifs clich s
Motifs = Clichés

  • Motifs also link literature of a particular sub-genre:

    • Mysteries

    • Medical dramas

    • Legal thrillers

    • Romance novels

    • Science fiction

  • Motifs are part of the formula of generic literature.

  • Motifs fulfill readers’ expectations.


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