Elements of Literature
Understanding How Literary Elements Affect Text
This unit will examine several literary elements in both short stories and a novel. First will be an analysis of a specific element in a short story. Following that is an examination of several literary elements in one short story. Wrapping up the unit is an application of new knowledge of literary elements to a novel. Along the way, there will be discussion about other elements that play a role in the text. The knowledge gained in this unit will be useful in every other study of literature that is undertaken.