Power in Literature, Short Stories Part 4: Plot

Power in Literature, Short Stories Part 4: Plot

We speak student! Power in Literature: Plot a la Shmoop. We’ve thought through symbols, settings, and themes. so one of the words that we’ve used a couple times is plot What is plot? Plot is, plain and simple the narrative arc of the story it’s what happens there’s a very famous way to map the […]

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Power in Literature, Short Stories Part 6: Textual Evidence

Power in Literature, Short Stories Part 6: Textual Evidence

We speak student! Power in Literature: Textual Evidence à la Shmoop. So as we think through the process of showing and not telling and the elements and weapons that writers use to kinda deploy their wares, talk to us how that works as we analyze things with textual evidence What is textual evidence? The number […]

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Power in Literature, Short Stories Part 1: Symbols

Power in Literature, Short Stories Part 1: Symbols

We speak student! Power in Literature: Symbols à la Shmoop. Alright and we’re rollin Hi from Shmoop global headquarters here in Mountain View, California This video is about helping you understand literature from a unique perspective. You have to understand some basic concepts: symbols, setting, and themes, among other things. And we’re here talking with […]

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Power in Literature, Short Stories Part 3: Theme

We speak student! Power in Literature: Theme a la Shmoop. When symbols or elements of setting repeat themselves or have a structure to them, I think that begins to get us toward the concept of a theme. So tell us, what is a theme and how does it apply contextually here? What is theme? Great, […]

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History Summarized: The Ottoman Empire

uh yes the Ottoman Empire a land of proud history unique furniture and criminally underappreciated Assassin’s Creed sequels between its rise in the 1300s and its dissolution after the first world war the Ottomans have been around for a good long while and they spanned a lot of the Mediterranean in the interim early modern […]

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