ENG 125 Week 2 DQ 1 Literary Techniques and Their Connection to Conflict in Literature
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1. Literary Techniques and Their Connection to Conflict in Literature. 1st Post Due by Day 3. Read the required materials and review the handout Plot, Theme, and Conflict. All stories have a theme that forms the plot. Also, literary elements and techniques contribute to creating and highlighting the theme. In this discussion you will
o Choose a story from the textbook.
o Describe the core conflict represented in the story.
o Describe the theme of the story.
o Select three literary elements/techniques in the story and describe them.
o Explain how the elements/techniques illustrate the theme and conflict expressed in the story.
As you consider these questions and begin answering them, incorporate readings found in Chapters 4-7 to help illustrate the points you make. Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length. The minimum word count does not include references.
Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your classmates’ initial posts. Each response should be at least 75 words in length and should address two or more of the following points:
o Do you agree with your classmates’ perspectives? Why, or why not? Be specific.
o Ask a specific question to encourage further discussion on the topic.
o Challenge your classmates’ interpretation of literature and/or point of view.
o Do a small amount of research and share what you learn with your peers about the topic discussed in this