Plot Theme and Conflict

Prepare: Prior to beginning your initial post, read the required materials and review the handouts, Plot, Theme, and ConflictView in a new window and List of Literary TechniquesView in a new window. In addition, read Chapters 4 through 7 of Journey into Literature and choose a story from the textbook.

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Reflect: All stories have a theme that forms the plot. Also, literary elements and techniques contribute to creating and highlighting the theme. Reflect on the theme and literary elements and techniques in the story you have chosen to read.

Write Icon Write: Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length. The minimum word count does not include references.In this discussion you will

  • Describe the core conflict represented in the story.
  • Describe the theme of the story.
  • Select three literary elements/techniquesView in a new window in the story and describe them.
  • Explain how the elements/techniques illustrate the theme and conflict expressed in the story.
  • Incorporate readings found in Chapters 4 through 7 to help illustrate the points you make.