Poetry

posted by .

Still having problems here. Can the character be the plot of poem?

No. The plot is the story told. It can evolve around a character, but the character is not the plot.

Remember Cinderella? The plot is not her, it is about the fairy tale change in the destitute life of a girl from almost slavery to being a queen.


I also thought of Brownings "Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloisters", which reveal much about the character of the speaker, but the plot is not the character, even as strong as he is in the poem, the plot is about how we reveal moral character. You might read that poem, a strong character study on the face of it, before one looks in the mirrow.

In brief, the plot is the story line. What the "problem" is; what is done; how it all turns out.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. What's a Nine-Point Plot Structure?

    I'm doing a summer reading assignment on 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', and one of the questions says to use a nine point plot structure to outline the action in this play. My question is: WHAT THE HECK IS A NINE-POINT PLOT STRUCTURE?
  2. Poetry

    the poem I have to use is about a shepherd asking someone to be his love and live with him. He goes on to state things he'd like to give her if only she would accept his "proposal" Could the plot be.... the temptation of the maiden …
  3. english

    A good writer makes events in a story occur plausibly. The action should be consistent with the characters; if the author forces them into uncharacteristic behavior in order to advance the plot, the story will seem artificial. In "Thank …
  4. English

    Who is the main character of "The Lottery" and what best describes the story's plot?
  5. English

    Thank you very much for your suggestions. Here are some more sentences I'd like you to check. 1)The first-person narrator can coincide with a character in the story or the protagonist who recounts his life (also: who tells of/about …
  6. English

    A good writer makes events in a story occur plausibly. The action should be consistent with the characters; if the author forces them into uncharacteristic behavior in order to advance the plot, the story will seem artificial. In "Thank …
  7. Language Arts

    Which of the following statements about a short story plot is not true?
  8. English

    Which of the following literary elements identifies the perspective from which a story is told?
  9. English 10 A

    I am doing the Character Analysis Portfolio, and need to make a thesis statement, answering the following questions: Why is this character significant to the plot of the story?
  10. English

    1. A narrator who is also a character in the story is?

More Similar Questions