Introduction to Intrinsic element

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Literary element
   Elements of literature signify the things that are
    used to make up a work of literature.
   To complete a piece of literature, a writer,
    dramatist or a novelist need to use certain elements
    like plot, character, theme, etc. However, elements
    of fiction and elements of drama differ from
    elements of poetry.
   Based on the structure, there are two types of
    elements in Literature:
     IntrinsicElements
     (the literary elements which can be found inside the
     literary works)
     Extrinsic Elements

     (the literary elements which can be found outside the
     literary works but it is indirectly influence the structure
     of the literary works )
Now, Try to classify the following
   Plot               Foreshadowing
   World view         Style
   Character          Theme
   Psychology         Social value
   Setting            Rhyme,
   Theme              Rhythm
   Point of view      Metaphor
   Conflict           Economy
   Diction
The elements above are used differently based on the
type of the literary works.

   Here are the intrinsic elements;
       Character                 Foreshadowing
       Plot                      Style
       Setting                   Theme
       Theme                     Rhyme,
       Point of view             Rhythm
       Conflict                   Metaphor
       Diction
   Character plays a pivotal role in a drama, novel,
    short story and all kinds of narratives.
   Character reflects the personality of the protagonist
    and other related characters.
   The method of conveying information about
    characters in art is called characterization.
    Characters can be fictional or based on real,
    historical entities. It can be human, supernatural,
    mythical, divine, animal or personifications of an
Some terms of characterization
   Protagonist – the lead character
   Antagonist – the character who operates in opposition to
    the lead character (Either or both of these can be human,
    animal, or a force of nature)
   Tritagonist - In ancient Greek drama, the third actor, whose
    part is usually that of the evil genius or as a promoter of the
    sufferings of the protagonist.
   Round/Complex character – interesting character, can’t
    be “second guessed”
   Dynamic character – evolves as the story progresses
   Static character – stays the same throughout the story
Character Analysis
What kind of person is the character being analyzed? This is
  an inference you make based on the following criteria :
 ? What the person says (what he or she says need not be

  taken at face value
 ? What the person does

 ? What others (including the narrator of the story) say about
  the person
 ? What others do (their actions may help to indicate what the

  person could do but does not do)
Character Analysis
   ? What the person looks like - face, body, clothes
    (these may help to convey the personality, or they
    may in some measure help to disguise it)
   ? Determine the character's appearance, personality,
    and ethical qualities.
   ? Use descriptions of other characters sparingly
    (comparison/contrast) to make your point about the
    main character(s). Sometimes the environment (setting)
    even functions as a character.
Now, try to determine the characterization

….Della wriggled off the table and went for him.
  "Jim, darling," she cried, "don't look at me that way. I had my hair
  cut off and sold it because I couldn't have lived through
  Christmas without giving you a present. It'll grow out again--you
  won't mind, will you? I just had to do it. My hair grows awfully fast.
  Say 'Merry Christmas!' Jim, and let's be happy. You don't know
  what a nice-what a beautiful, nice gift I've got for you."

                                                  (The gift of the Magi)

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