Ch 5: The Grapes of Wrath Literary Elements

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This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the literary elements of The Grapes of Wrath for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • The Grapes of Wrath narrative style and narrator
  • Purpose and analysis of intercalary chapters in the novel
  • Motifs, irony and dialect in the novel
  • Satire, paradox and oxymoron in The Grapes of Wrath
  • Understatement in the novel

9 Lessons in Chapter 5: The Grapes of Wrath Literary Elements
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Author's Narrative Style in The Grapes of Wrath

1. Author's Narrative Style in The Grapes of Wrath

This lesson explores John Steinbeck's detail-oriented writing style and how his use of language in The Grapes of Wrath gives readers an intense, sometimes visceral, experience.

The Grapes of Wrath Narrator

2. The Grapes of Wrath Narrator

This lesson will examine the perspective, voice, and some important functions of the narrator in John Steinbeck's 1939 novel, ''The Grapes of Wrath.''

Intercalary Chapters in The Grapes of Wrath: Analysis & Purpose

3. Intercalary Chapters in The Grapes of Wrath: Analysis & Purpose

John Steinbeck's ''The Grapes of Wrath'' largely focuses on the story of the Joad family; however, Steinbeck includes several intercalary chapters that break up the narrative about the Joads. This lesson focuses on the purpose of those chapters as well as an analysis of some examples.

Motifs in The Grapes of Wrath

4. Motifs in The Grapes of Wrath

In this lesson we learn about motifs in literature, motifs in ''The Grapes of Wrath'', and how Ma and Casy represent themes of unity and fighting for the greater good.

Irony in The Grapes of Wrath: Examples & Quotes

5. Irony in The Grapes of Wrath: Examples & Quotes

In this lesson, we will examine the three types of irony that are included in John Steinbeck's 'The Grapes of Wrath.' The author uses irony to keep the reader engaged in this tale of survival during the Great Depression.

Dialect in The Grapes of Wrath: Examples & Quotes

6. Dialect in The Grapes of Wrath: Examples & Quotes

In this lesson, we'll learn about dialect and accent, how Steinbeck uses dialect in 'The Grapes of Wrath', and what his use of dialect teaches us about his characters and authenticity.

Satire in The Grapes of Wrath: Meaning & Examples

7. Satire in The Grapes of Wrath: Meaning & Examples

In this lesson, we will analyze John Steinbeck's use of satire in ''The Grapes of Wrath''. At the end of this lesson, you will be able to define satire and analyze how it creates humor and develops Steinbeck's purpose for writing the novel.

Paradox & Oxymoron in The Grapes of Wrath: Examples & Meaning

8. Paradox & Oxymoron in The Grapes of Wrath: Examples & Meaning

In this lesson, we will examine examples of oxymoron and paradox from John Steinbeck's novel, ''The Grapes of Wrath,'' which is a novel about survival during the Great Depression.

Understatement in The Grapes of Wrath

9. Understatement in The Grapes of Wrath

In this lesson we learn how Steinbeck's tone and dialogue represent a kind of understatement in 'The Grapes of Wrath.' Specifically, we'll focus on the author's expert use of restraint.

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