Literature for 4 VWO

Literature requirements for 4VWO,
Vitus college, G. Backx 
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Literature requirements for 4VWO,
Vitus college, G. Backx 

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In this lesson 
you will learn about the various elements that are important when reading literature

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The Elements are:
Characters, narrator and PoV (Reader p. 129 - 134)
Context, setting (Reader p. 135 -  138)
Theme (Reader p. 138 - 25) 
Plus a few more suggestions

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1: the characters 
*Main character, round character, flat character, 
protagonist, antagonist and
* Character development; does the character change? 

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1a the narrator
Whose voice are we listening to? 
Example: Ozymandias by Percy Byssche Shelley
Writer (author), first person narrator, 3rd person narrator, omniscient narrator

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1b: the narrator's point of view
An omniscient narrator doesn't experience the plot of the story. a first person narrator all the more. How does the narrator of the book you are reading experience the plot? 

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2: setting
                                           The When and the Where of the story.             "The failure to create an atmosphere, to establish a sense of where or when the story takes place, will leave readers bored or confused." Examples

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3: theme; what is it?
• The main idea behind a literary work; the message in the story.
• What the work is about
• What the main character learns
• Example of themes-Social Inequality, good and evil, racism,bravery

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But there are more...

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be able to explain the title to us

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Every story reveals a conflict; be aware of this and indicate which kind of conflict you are dealing with. It is a struggle between opposing forces; usually characters

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Other types of conflict
Human vs human (external)
Human vs nature (external)
Human vs society (external)
Human vs him/herself (internal)
Human vs circumstances (fate) 

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Symbolism, figurative language
Including literary devices; The stuff that makes literature interesting, intriguing, meaningful, sassy 

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Find information on these literary devices, visuals (1): 
1) simile
2) metaphor
3) personification

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Figurative Language, sounds (2)
Alliterration and other forms of rhyme (poetry)

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Figurative language, words and concepts (3)
* Hyperbole *Allegory *Irony *Allusion * Pun

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The STRUCTURE of a story; consists of the RELATED series of EVENTS that make up a story. Parts of the plot are: 1)Exposition, 2)Rising action, 3)Climax, 4)Falling action, 5)Resolution

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