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Published on November 29, 2007

Author: sheehy

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Definitions of character, setting, symbol, and theme as they're used in Mr. Sheehy's English 9 classes.

Literature Terms Another handful for Sheehy English

4 Terms this time Character Symbol Setting Theme

Character

Symbol

Setting

Theme

Character The basic: A character is any participant in a story 3 Ways to think of characters Static & Dynamic Round & Flat Character Foils

The basic: A character is any participant in a story

3 Ways to think of characters

Static & Dynamic

Round & Flat

Character Foils

Character A character can be either Dynamic Or Static

A character can be either

Dynamic

Or

Static

Static Characters These characters stay the same throughout the story.

These characters stay the same throughout the story.

Dynamic Characters These characters change somehow during the story.

These characters change somehow during the story.

Character A character can be either Round Or Flat

A character can be either

Round

Or

Flat

Round characters These characters are many sided and complex. Usually we see they have virtues and faults

These characters are many sided and complex.

Usually we see they have virtues and faults

Flat characters We see only one side, or trait, of these characters.

We see only one side, or trait, of these characters.

Character A character may often have a character foil. This helps readers recognize particular characteristics.

A character may often have a character foil.

This helps readers recognize particular characteristics.

Character Foil This is when a character is portrayed as opposite of another character in a particular way.

This is when a character is portrayed as opposite of another character in a particular way.

Character Foil, cont’d By putting the two characters next to each other, the characteristic, or difference, is emphasized.

By putting the two characters next to each other, the characteristic, or difference, is emphasized.

Three other terms Symbol Setting Theme

Symbol

Setting

Theme

Symbol Something that stands for something greater than itself.

Something that stands for something greater than itself.

Setting The time and place. Often, setting is used to create a particular mood.

The time and place.

Often, setting is used to create a particular mood.

Theme A main insight or idea that is explored in a work

A main insight or idea that is explored in a work

That’s it this time There will be more to come!

There will be more to come!

Image Attribution Original image: ' bogged down on the beach ' www.flickr.com/photos/53454935@N00/27401671 by: broterham Original image: ' dragon jade ' www.flickr.com/photos/31661752@N00/405175288 by: Shooting Chris Original image: ' impossible object ' www.flickr.com/photos/10508943@N00/153776153 by: Till Krech Original image: ' Attention Montana: Colorado Is Also Big Sky Country ' www.flickr.com/photos/70619288@N00/1196507182 by: Fort Photo Original image: ' Tall and Skinny ' www.flickr.com/photos/57038667@N00/483101804 by: Cindy Seigle Original image: ' Giant Shrimp ' www.flickr.com/photos/54142175@N00/395046244 by: Chris Hemmerly Original image: ' These Colors Don't Fade ' www.flickr.com/photos/37646957@N00/467977606 by: Todd Hall Original image: ' Creepy, creaking, haunted- looking..synagogue . ' www.flickr.com/photos/46757930@N00/691516921 by: Amanda Cooper a.k.a "Demandor" Original image: ' Susie Through the Flowers ' www.flickr.com/photos/47627202@N00/16128560 by: Vince Original image: ' Exploring an idea ' www.flickr.com/photos/16985707@N00/112404324 by: Jonathan Jones

Original image: ' bogged down on the beach ' www.flickr.com/photos/53454935@N00/27401671 by: broterham

Original image: ' dragon jade ' www.flickr.com/photos/31661752@N00/405175288 by: Shooting Chris

Original image: ' impossible object ' www.flickr.com/photos/10508943@N00/153776153 by: Till Krech

Original image: ' Attention Montana: Colorado Is Also Big Sky Country ' www.flickr.com/photos/70619288@N00/1196507182 by: Fort Photo

Original image: ' Tall and Skinny ' www.flickr.com/photos/57038667@N00/483101804 by: Cindy Seigle

Original image: ' Giant Shrimp ' www.flickr.com/photos/54142175@N00/395046244 by: Chris Hemmerly

Original image: ' These Colors Don't Fade ' www.flickr.com/photos/37646957@N00/467977606 by: Todd Hall

Original image: ' Creepy, creaking, haunted- looking..synagogue . ' www.flickr.com/photos/46757930@N00/691516921 by: Amanda Cooper a.k.a "Demandor"

Original image: ' Susie Through the Flowers ' www.flickr.com/photos/47627202@N00/16128560 by: Vince

Original image: ' Exploring an idea ' www.flickr.com/photos/16985707@N00/112404324 by: Jonathan Jones

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