Resumen Literature

  1. Literary Elements:
    • -Foreshadowing: The use of hints or clues to suggest what will happen later in the story.
    • -Conflict: The essence of fiction. It creates plot.
    • -Rising Action: A series of events that builds from the conflict. It begins with the inciting force and ends with the climax.
    • -Climax: The climax is the result of the crisis. It is the high point of the story for the reader.
    • -Resolution: Rounds out and concludes the action.
    • -Setting: Where it takes place.
    • -Plot: What the story is about.
  2. Figurative Language:
    • -Simile: A figure of speech in which a comparison is expressed by using of a word or phrase such as: like, as, than, seems
    • -Metaphore: Comparison without using like or as.
    • -Personification: A type of metaphor in which uses human qualities.
    • -Hyperbole: Used to exaggerate.
  3. Greek Gods and Powers:
    • Zeus: Captain of the Gods.
    • Poseidon: God of the Sea.
    • Hera: Queen of the Gods/Goddess of Marriage.
    • Demeter: Goddess of the Harvest.
    • Ares: God of War.
    • Athena: Goddess of Education/Science/Virginity.
    • Apollo: God of the Sun.
    • Artemis: Goddess of the Hunt/the Moon.
    • Aphrodite: Goddess of Love/Beauty.
    • Hermes: Messenger God.
    • Hades: God of the Underworld.
  4. Characters in Shabanu:
    • Shabanu: The eleven-year-old desert girl Shabanu narrates the story.
    • Phulan: Shabanu's older sister.
    • Mama: Shabanu and Phulan's mother.
    • Dadi: Shabanu and Phulan's father.
    • Grandfather: Dadi's father and Shabanu's grandfather, who lives with them in the desert.
    • Sharma: Mama's dearest and liveliest cousin.
    • Fatima: Sharma's daughter Fatima lives with her in the desert.
    • Auntie: Dadi's sister-in-law; lives with Shabanu's family in the desert.
    • Hamir: Hamir is Phulan's fiancé
    • Murad: Hamir's younger brother and Shabanu's betrothed.
    • Bibi Lal: Hamir and Murad's mother.
    • Nazir Mohammad: Used to own the land which Bibi Lal's family farms.
    • Guluband: The family's most highly prized camel.
    • Mithoo: The camel Shabanu helps birth.
    • Sher Dil: The puppy Dadi buys to Shabanu.
    • Xhush Dil: Another of the family's trusted cammels.
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Resumen Literature