Story Interpretation - Ordeal by Cheque

Lesson: Story Interpretation

Video: Mining Literature for deeper meanings [Amy E Harter] : YOUTUBE

Text: Ordeal by Cheque by Wuther Crue


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Literary Interpretation:
- it is our job to interpret the meaning and patterns within texts to learn more about language, culture, history, society, power, art, and ourselves. The literary scholar must read closely and analyze the details of the text in order to reassemble those details in a coherent argument about the meaning of the overall text.

- ideas or guesses about something that is not known in the story; a "gut feeling" about a character or events in the plot.

- Prior Knowledge of topic, subject, time period

Contextual Clues:
- hints that an author gives to help define a difficult or unusual word. The clue may appear within the same sentence as the word to which it refers, or it may follow in a preceding sentence.

Visual Clues:
- ascribe meaning to events and images and being able to interpret them is a crucial element in the understanding of this particular lesson, which is more that just printed text - it is observable hand-writing analysis.

Creative Writing Assignment: Complete your own version/vision of this story