For the first week of the new marking period we wrapped up reading our short stories and started to create our presentation. We decided to outline it first on paper so it will be easier to put it all in a Prezi. We focused on the most important information of our topics. For Point of View we talked about how using a specific type can help the reader understand the piece in a different way. I thought it was cool how a limited point of view can help you relate to the main character and put yourself in their shoes. I also like how the objective point of view lets you be creative and infer the feelings of every single character in the story. It also allows for an unbiased piece because the author cannot say how the people are feeling, only what is going on.
We have yet to outline our other element of literature, Structure, but looking at it now I think Whitney and I are off to a good start. We have been having good discussions about out presentation and are trying hard to figure out the "so what?" question. Being in groups for projects like this one helps the members bounce ideas off each other and figure out what the most important information is. We are determined to make an influential presentation that captivates our viewers and teaches them a thing or two about why these elements of Literature are extremely influential to the main idea of a story.
Whitney and I also discussed the theme of our presentation in regards to format and colors in order to set an overall mood. We spent some time just figuring out the color scheme because we know how influential that can be to help showcase the central idea. If you were presenting something that was very sad and gloomy, you would not want to make your presentation very colorful and bright since there isn't a correlation and you would risk confusing the emotions of the people viewing. The same goes for every presentation.