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Literary TermsAmerican Literature FallSemester 2011This is graded as the Semester ProjectFailure to do this project will have a serious.
adverse effect on the final grade in this class Assignment Due DateMonday December 17 andTuesday October 18 2011Work will not be accepted late.
If you are absent the work must stillbe turned in On time No Excuses Work may be turned in early Work sent by E mail will NOT be acceptedwithout prior permission .
Assignment Create a PowerPointPoster presentationTwenty literary techniques PROVIDE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING FOR.
ALL TWENTY LITERARY TECHNIQUES1 Define the Literary Term2 An example from a piece of literature any literary media movies television magazines etc .
3 Create an original sample of your owncomplete with enough context toprove understanding of the technique Clearly establish the character andstory situation for each example in the.
presentation Assume the viewer hasnever seen nor read the story or heardof the characters involved Thisrequires extra contextual informationfor clarity This assignment does not.
require examples be from onlyAmerican Literature If you are unclear about an example see Mr Fowler before the assignment is Work identification .
On the back of the poster oron the first slide thefollowing information mustappear Without thisinformation no credit will be.
Neatly legibly PrintedTitle Literary Terms ProjectStudent Full NameClass PeriodDate of Assignment.
Poster MakersLimit the poster tothree literary Term techniques and the Skip Lineremaining terms are Definition .
to be presented on Skip linetyped paper Example fromLiterature Follow the format for Media the remaining Skip Line.
seventeen terms to Originalthe right Example Skip Line then begin the next PowerPoint MakersLess is More.
The purpose of the PowerPoint is to communicate not to create cool effects Backgrounds may be one colorAll non title fonts are black Do not use more than two pictures per slide .
No low quality images that are muddled or blurry The purpose is clarity not to create art Transitions and animation should be smooth and notjust for effect Text guidelines.
Generally no more than 16 lines a slideAvoid long sentencesLarger font indicates more importantinformationFont size generally ranges from 24 to 48 point.
Be sure text contrasts with background BlackAvoid fancy fonts they can be hard to readand will lead to a poor gradeCAPITAL letters can be are hard to readAvoid abbreviations.
Limit punctuation marksLiterary Term Definition ThemeA common thread or repeated idea thatis incorporated throughout a literary.
work A theme is a thought or idea theauthor presents to the reader that maybe deep difficult to understand or evenmoralistic Generally theme is extractedas the reader explores a work The.
author utilizes the characters plot andother literary devices to assist thereader in this endeavor Media Example Forrest Gump Fate as Theme.
Fate is a major theme in ForrestGump The feather that begins thefilm is symbolic of fate and destiny Tom Hanks interpreted the featheras Our destiny is only defined by.
how we deal with the chanceelements to our life and that s kindof the embodiment of the feather asit comes in Here is this thing thatcan land anywhere and that it lands.
at your feet It has theologicalimplications that are really huge Destiny in Forrest GumpDestiny is spoken of several times in the Lt Dan claims he had a destiny to die.
on the battlefield like his forefathers that fate has preordained his Momma said that here is no destiny that life is like a box of chocolates itis whatever turns up .
At Jenny s grave Forrest considersthat maybe life is both a combinationof fate destiny and plain chance Original Theme Example Sci Fi Story.
Richard Corral The Story of a Man Lost on MarsHumans need friendship and goodrelationships with others When Corralis lost and alone he is desolate andmiserable Deprived of human company .
he finds comfort and companionshipwith two dogs he rescues from theshipwreck When Corral rescues a beingfrom another star system this creatureis so grateful that he wants to be.
Corral s slave However Corral prefershim to be a friend Corral teaches him tospeak English and share his religiousbeliefs Frank as Corral calls him becomes his faithful companion and.
Group One Terms1 Alliteration 11 Juxtaposition2 Analogy 12 Onomatopoeia3 Argument 13 Parallelism4 Climax 14 POV Third Person.
5 Catharsis6 Epiphany 16 Romantic Irony7 Exposition 17 Satire8 Extended Metaphor 18 Simile9 Foreshadowing 19 Symbol.
10 Hubris 20 Tragic Irony Group Two Terms1 Allegory 11 Euphemism2 Anachronism 12 Flashback3 Antagonist 13 Hyperbole.
4 Aphorism 14 Metaphor15 Metonymy5 Consonance16 Malapropism6 Cosmic irony.
17 Protagonist7 Dead Metaphor18 Stream of8 Diction Consciousness9 Dramatic Irony 19 Understatement.
10 Epithet 20 Voice Group Three Terms1 Allusion 11 Personification2 Anthropomorphism 12 Paradox3 Ambiguity 13 Prose.
4 Aside 14 Rhythm and Rhyme5 Assonance 15 Situational Irony6 Connotation 16 Speaker7 Denotation 17 Synecdoche8 Foil 18 Tone.
9 Mixed Metaphor 19 Verbal Irony10 Motif 20 Verisimilitude The final slides aresamples fromunsuccessful.
presentations What is wrong withthese slides Quote about AuthorAccording to a source on the Internet .
Here lie the ashes of Dorothy Parker 1893 1967 humorist writer critic Defender of human and civilrights For her epitaph she suggested Excuse mydust This memorial garden is dedicated to her noblespirit which celebrated the oneness of humankind.
and to the bonds of everlasting friendship betweenblack and Jewish people Dedicated by the NationalAssociation for the Advancement of Colored People October 28 1988 This slide is poorly.
constructed the fontand background colorsdo not contrastrendering the pagealmost impossible to.
Dickinson s father introduced her to ayoung man from his law office namedBenjamin Franklin Newton Newtonhad joined the law office in 1847 whenDickinson was away at school He was.
a frequent visitor to the Dickinsonhouse Emily and Benjamin beganspending a great deal of time together They took long walks admired thenatural surroundings discussing and.
debating literature Dickinson evenconsented to show Benjamin some ofher poetry Benjamin was impressed byDickinson s work but told her shewould have to work extremely hard to.
become great This encouraged herand she came to think of Newton as atutor of sorts He recommendedauthors to her and she read nearlyevery book he suggested In 1849 .
Benjamin Newton told Dickinson thathe had decided to move back toWorcester Massachusetts the town inwhich he grew up Dickinson wasdevastated by his departure As a.
parting gift Benjamin gave her a copyof Ralph Waldo Emerson s PoemsBenjamin Newton EmilyDickinson s inspirer This slide has far too.
much text While the visual isn tproblematic there istoo much text for onepage There is enough.
text for four or more Hope is a thing with feathersThat perches in the soul And sings the tune without wordsAnd never stops at all .
Emily Dickinson 1830 1886 The quality of the photographon this slide is poor and whenprojected it degrades further The color of the font does not.
have enough contrast to thebackground – Richard Corral: The Story of a Man Lost on Mars. Theme: Humans need friendship and good relationships with others. When Corral is lost and alone, he is desolate and miserable. Deprived of human company, he finds comfort and companionship with two dogs he rescues from the shipwreck.

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