Ms. Gulitti Name________________________ AP Lang/Comp Period_______________________ IMPORTANT LITERARY ELEMENTS Directions: The following outline has been created to assist in your analysis of the literary work you have been assigned to review for the Regents exam. Fill out each category carefully, trying to incorporate the use of quotations to support your answer when applicable. Title: Genre: PROTAGONIST: (may include quotations) Author: vs. ANTAGONIST: (may include quotations) Goal: Goal: Goal: Goal: OTHER IMPORTANT CHARACTERS: Name: Reason: Name: Reason: Name: Reason: SETTING (includes time, place, length of time): Explanation of how setting influences the literary work (may include quotations): OTHER IMPORTANT SECONDARY SETTINGS: Place: Reason: Place: Reason: SIGNIFICANT SYMBOLS/MOTIFS (may include quotations): Symbol: Significance: Symbol: Significance: Symbol: Significance: THEME (to be listed in sentence form): Significant messages one can learn about life: a. b. c. MOST ESSENTIAL THEME: GOOD LITERATURE ATTEMPTS TO ANSWER THE FOLLOWING ONTOLOGICAL QUESTIONS. CHECK ALL THOSE QUESTIONS THAT APPLY TO YOUR CHOSEN LITERARY WORK. What does it mean to be a man or a woman? Why am I on this earth? Do I have free will or am I controlled by fate? Does truth change? What is love? Is a person inherently good? Bad? Both? How much freedom should an individual have? Is a person basically alone or is he/she an integral member of society? Is there a God? What happens when I die? Is there such thing as a devil? Evil? Satan? How important is money? COMPARATIVE LITERATURE: What other literature have you studied over the years that may be compared in terms of thematic ideas and/or structure? Similarities: Differences: a. a. b. b. c. c. PERSONAL RELEVANCE: Explain how this work relates to contemporary society and personal issues a student may face.