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Introduction to Short Story Analysis


This pathway is an introduction to short story with a focus on the literary terms and devices of characterization, theme, juxtaposition, setting, structure, alliteration and diction.  By the end of this unit, students will be able to summarize and analyze the listed elements of short story.  Students will be asked to identify important words and explain why these words are significant to the overall message.  Students will engage with both text and visual representations to foster discussions about how diction and images influence meaning.  Finally, students will compare and contrast “The Last Flower” literary elements with another self-chosen short story.

Learning Targets: 
Be able to summarize
know and identify the literary terms and devices (characterization, theme, juxtaposition, setting, structure, alliteration and diction)
know how the structure (specifically introduction and conclusion) matter to the overall text
Content Area: 
Resource Type: 
Creative Commons Licence
Common Core Language Arts