Annotating keywords can help us understand the literary elements of a short story

Annotating keywords can help us understand the literary elements of a short story

Annotating keywords can help us understand the literary elements of a short story, such as plot, character, setting, diction, or theme. You were introduced to these literary terms in Week 1.
For this homework assignment, you will reread and annotate the story you chose for Week 2, Discussion 1. You will locate keywords that signal the literary elements of the short story. You should read closely and carefully, noting words or synonyms that repeatedly draw your attention to the literary elements of theme, plot, character, and setting. In a printed book, you may underline or highlight them. You may also write notes to yourself in the margins. In a PDF, you may be using the markup tools or comment features.
There is no exact, “right way” of annotating a particular story; like the writing process, the close reading process is yours to individualize. If you prefer to print out the story on paper, annotate it by hand, and then upload a picture or scan of the paper, that submission would be perfectly fine as well.
Directions:
1. Identify three of the following literary elements in the story, and explain how you recognize them:
plot
character
setting
theme
2. Choose just one of the literary elements that you discussed in Question 1 and list 10 keywords in the story that relate to that element. Up to you but a good fallback would be the character element.
3. Annotate at least one section of the story that elucidates the literary element.