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English 275, Week Two

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These notes cover everything we discussed on 9/12 and 9/14 as well as gives assignments with due dates.
Classic Children's Literature
Felt, Elizabeth
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Date Created: 09/14/16
9/12/16  What We Discussed:  ­ Literature Circles  ­ Handout on D2L  ­ Picked groups, books, and leaders for each  circle  ­ Traditional Literature  ­ Started out as oral tales → passed down  through generations  ­ A way to view a culture’s heritage, values,  and beliefs  ­ Similar stories in different nations/cultures  meant similar cultural values  ­ Includes: folktales, fables, myths, legends  ­ Prose Narrative ​ = any story, NOT poetry  ­ Folktales​ = fictional prose narratives  ­ Not taken seriously  ­ Timeless, placeless  ­ Many Sub Genres  ­ Ex: fairy tale  ­ Common narrative motifs  ­ Ex: evil stepmother, events happen 3x  ­ Common themes  ­ Ex: good is rewarded, bad is punished  ­ Examples:​ Cinderella, Paul Bunyan  ­ Fables​ = brief tale  ­ Animals talk and act like humans  ­ Moral lesson, often stated in the text  ­ Ex: “slow and steady wins the race”  ­ Example:  ​ The Tortoise and the Hare  ­ Myths ​ = prose narrative, considered a true story  ­ Religious­faith associated  ­ Characters are gods/demi­gods  ­ Used to explain natural phenomena or  account for origins  ­ Not everyone believes they are true  ­ NOT just Greek, all religions and all nations  have myths  ­ Ex: Christian, Africa  ­ Examples:​ Zeus (Greek), Noah’s Ark  (Christian), Anansi the Spider (West African)  ­ Legends​ = prose narrative, considered true but  could be exaggerated  ­ More recent than myths  ­ Not religious­faith based  ­ All characters were human  ­ No gods or animals  ­ Examples: Robin Hood, King Arthur and Sir  Lancelot  ­ Oral → changed a lot, Written → did not change  ­ Fairy Tales​ = traditional stories that were  timeless, contained magic, and featured  recognizable motif(s)  ­ Most popular  ­ Example: Cinderella, Motif → evil stepmother  ­ Charles Perrault  ­ French, 1628­1703  ­ Published: 1680s­1690s  ­ Stories from Times Past  ­ Tales of my Mother Goose  ­ Borrowed Italien sources/stories  ­ Distinctive Tone: light and frivolous  compared to other writers  ­ Frivolous​ = carefree  ­ Often spoke directly to the reader  ­ Marie le Prince de Beaumont  ­ French, 1711­1780  ­ Lived in London, wrote in French  ­ Published: 1756  ­ Collection of stories and essays  ­ Talked liked a governess to her chargers  ­ Governess  ​ = a teacher who was hired to  teach a rich family’s children  ­ Chargers  ​ = the children, students  ­ Beauty and the Beast → wrote a shorter  version aimed for children  **​ ommon Motif​: a beast falls in love with a pretty  girl and turns into a prince (Beauty and the Beast,  The Princess and the Frog)  ­ The Grimm Brothers  ­ German, 1785­1863 (Jacob), 1786­1859 (William)  ­ Published: 1812  ­ Collection of folk tales  ­ Were revised/edited/published 7x  ­ Revisions  ­ Easier to read  ­ Character names  ­ Motivations  ­ Added dialogue  ­ Removed dark elements  ­ Main Objective: preserve German stories  ­ Did not want them to be replaced by the  French stories  ­ Hans Christian Andersen  ­ Danish, 1805­1875  ­ Wrote some folk tales  ­ Tinder Box  ­ Princess and the Pea  ­ Wrote some of his own pieces  ­ The Little Mermaid  ­ The Ugly Duckling  ­ Common Theme: social criticism  ­ Joseph Jacobs  ­ English, 1854­1916  ­ Professional folklorist and ethnic historian  ­ Worried about English folk tales  ­ Similar to the Grimm Brothers  ­ Published those that were not already  written  ­ Everyone already knew the German and  French, almost no point in writing the  English version  ­ Rhythm and rhyme of colloquial English  ­ Ex: chinny­chin­chin, fe­fi­fo­fum  Assignments:  ­ Order lit. circle books from Scholastic  ­ Read Chapter 6  ­ 2­3 sections only  ­ Write a summary in journal  ­ Due: 9/14/16  ­ Read “Cinderella” (17) and “Aschenputtel” (56)  ­ NO summary needed  ­ Due: 9/14/16        9/14/16  What We Discussed:  Literary Elements​ → used to evaluate literature  ­ Plot​ = what happens in the story  ­ Types of Plots  ­ Linear ​ = contains one story  ­ Episodic ​ = each chapter is a story  ­ Timeline  ­ Beginning → characters and setting are  introduced, conflict is revealed  ­ Middle → main character(s) encounter  obstacles and try to overcome the  conflict  ­ End → conflict is resolved   ­ Must have a conflict → creates suspense  ­ Suspense​ = feeling of excitement about  what is going to happen next  ­ Needs multiple possible outcomes to  cause suspense  ­ Educational Value → creates thirst  for knowledge, teaches hypothesis  creation, teaches not to jump to  conclusions  ­ Types of Conflicts  ­ Person vs self  ­ Person vs person  ­ Person vs society  ­ Person vs nature  ­ Evaluating  ­ Does the conflict create suspense?  ­ Is the conflict important?  ­ Characterization   ­ Protagonist​ = main character, faced with and  overcomes the main conflict  ­ Antagonist​ = what is in the way of the  protagonist’s success, conflict with  ­ Evaluating the Protagonist  ­ Is the character fully developed?  ­ What are his/hers strengths and  weaknesses?  ­ Are they a dynamic character?  ­ Dynamic Character​ = changes/  grows as a person because of the  conflict  ­ Do you understand his/hers motivations?  ­ Evaluating Supporting Characters  ­ Are they as developed as the  protagonist?  ­ Do they portray stereotypes?  ­ Do they have motivations?  ­ Do they have their own back story?  ­ Evaluating Antagonist  ­ Does he/she portray a stereotype?  ­ Does he/she have motivations?  ­ Can you relate to their situation?  ­ Are they a dynamic character?  ­ Point of View​ = perspective the story is told  ­ Types  ­ 1st Person → character tells the story  ­ Know character’s thoughts   ­ Alternating 1st Person → character  telling the story changes   ­ Omniscient → all knowing and all seeing  narrator  ­ Know all characters’ thoughts  ­ Limited Omniscient → 3rd person  ­ Limited to main character thoughts  ­ Character is not telling the story  ­ Objective → narrator only describes  what is happening now  ­ Never know thoughts  ­ Evaluating  ­ Is it poorly done?  ­ Is it unusual?  ­ Setting​ = time and place story is happening  ­ Types  ­ Backdrop  ​ = already known by reader  ­ Does not need a lot of description to  picture  ­ Integral​ = writer creates everything  ­ Requires a lot of description  ­ Ex: historical period, fantasy world  ­ Evaluating Backdrop  ­ Not worth evaluating → little work done  by the author  ­ Evaluating Integral  ­ Is there enough detail to bring the world  to life?  ­ Is there so much detail that the story  becomes boring?  ­ Theme​ = central idea or underlying message  ­ Often more than one in a novel  ­ Simple, complex, or moral lesson  ­ What the author wants the reader to learn  ­ Evaluating  ­ Is it subtle?  ­ Is it relevant for the intended audience?  ­ Is is well­woven with other literary  elements?  ­ Style  ­ Writing​ = words not content  ­ The words the author chooses  ­ How they form sentences  ­ Hard to recognize  ­ Format​ = novel, graphic or free verse novel  ­ Evaluating Writing  ­ Should not do for this class  ­ Evaluating Format  ­ Does it improve the reader’s  understanding?  ­ Tone ​ = feeling you get from the story  ­ Also hard to recognize  ­ Obvious ones: funny, light/serious  ­ Can have multiple throughout the story  ­ Evaluating  ­ Does it match the topic/story?  Assignments:  ­ Paper Grading Worksheet  ­ Due: 9/19/16  ­ Fairy Tale Comparison Paper  ­ Due: 9/26/16 


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