Literary Terms Analysis
Of Mice and Men
Name: Natalie Garrison
The following is a list of literary terms and their definitions. Please provide a specific reference [quote] from the novel for each term as directed along with annotations [explanations and connections] that relate the quote you chose to the literary term. [Feel free to insert more space than that provided.] A+ Grade Tip: One or two sentence answers do not fully demonstrate your knowledge of the novel or your understanding of the literary terms.
1. Plot: The sequence of events in a story. Step-by-step high points. Should be brief and thorough covering main ideas, actions, and situations. This is similar to what appears on the back of a book, but adding character development and resolution of the story. [List 10 Brief Plot High Points]
a. Lennie and George head toward a ranch to get jobs
b. They talk about their dreams of owning their own ranch
c. Lennie and George arrive at the ranch and begin to work
d. Lennie meets Crooks, and they connect
e. Curley attacks Lennie and Lennie fights back by grabbing onto Curley's hand and holding on for dear life
f. Lennie gets a puppy
g. Lennie breaks Curly’s wife’s neck
h. Lennie flees the scene
I. George finds Lennie in the spot by the river petting his now dead pup
j. George puts a pistol to Lennie's head, and pulls the trigger
2. Exposition: The time period (could be a specific date, or modern, ancient, pre-Christian, some time in the future), setting (could be a specific place or a room, a farm, in the city, etc.) characteristics. Provide a quotation from the novel that identifies the time and place. Be specific when you annotate the quotation (exactly what, where and when is contained in the quotation).
"Evening of a hot day started the little wind to moving among the leaves. The shade climbed up the hills toward the top. On the sand banks the rabbits sat as quietly as little gray, sculptured...