Narrative Elements and Devices
mod 4 lesson 4 remediation notes
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Narrative Elements and Devices
the identity of the narrator First-person is narrated by a character in the story or a direct observer. (“I” pronouns) Second person addresses the reader as “you,” hoping to make you identify with the narrator. (not very common in literature; can also include “I” pronouns) Third-person Omniscient a narrator outside the story who knows all about all the characters. (only “he,” “she,” “it” pronouns) Third-person Limited a narrator outside the story who only follows the point of view of one particular character. (only “he,” “she,” “it” pronouns)
Which point of view are each of the following? 1. Janies insult cut like a knife in my heart. 2. Janies insult cut like a knife in Steve’s heart. 3. You know how insults can cut like a knife? 4. Janies insult cut like a knife in Steve’s heart, froze her teacher in shock, and made the entire class stand still.
Which point of view are each of the following? 1. Janies insult cut like a knife in my heart. 1ST PERSON 2. Janies insult cut like a knife in Steve’s heart. 3RD PERSON LIMITED 3. You know how insults can cut like a knife? 2ND PERSON 4. Janies insult cut like a knife in Steve’s heart, froze her teacher in shock, and made the entire class stand still. 3RD PERSON OMNISCIENT
Voice is the authors style, the qualitythat makes his or her writing unique,and which conveys the authorsattitude, personality, and character.orVoice is the characteristic speech andthought patterns of a first-personnarrator; a persona. Because voice hassuch an impact on the readersexperience of the text, it is one of themost important elements of a piece ofwriting.
Writing from the heart will help! Emotions/feelings Values Beliefs Important people and events Crucial issues Things that matter to the writer
Some words that authors use to describe charactersDIRECTLY are: bossy helpful scared brave honest happy careful kind neat friendly proud mean hard-working shy nice funny wise angry
Example: Jim helped his father in the shop. He puttools in the cabinet. He didn’t drop any tools. Mrs.Carter left her purse at the shop. Jim followed heroutside to give her the purse.What words would you use to tell about Jim?
Use of words to create a sensory experience Uses the five senses Example: Thanksgiving dinner was a “combination of animated discussion, dry-as-a-bone turkey, and the scent of sugary pumpkin pie.”
Usually a material object that represents something else (usually immaterial) Actually exists in the text, usually more than once, instead of as a comparison Common symbols: Rose Flag Storm
“All this last day Frodo had not spoken, but had walked half-bowed, often stumbling, as if his eyes no longer saw the way before his feet. Sam guessed that among all their pains he bore the worst, the growing weight of the Ring, a burden on the body and a torment to his mind.” -J.R.R. Tolkien
a universal message or truth about life Yo u get w ha t yo u g iv e
Sometimes stated directlyIn The Beatles’ song,“Can’t Buy Me Love,”the title statesthe theme of the piece:One cannot buy someone’s love.
The following literary works all express the same theme: You shouldn’t judge a book byMore often implied it’s cover. Through metaphor “Beauty and the Beast” Through simile The Hunchback of Notre Dame Through personification To Kill a Mockingbird Through imagery Through tone of voice “The Ugly Duckling” Through symbols