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The story I am presenting is The Meanest Thing To Say by Bill Cosby In this story Little Bill encounters a bully at school He is caught up in a game that will hurt the feelings of anyone who plays In his efforts to make sure he is not hurt he learns a different game from his dad that will help him feel better about himself and teach the bully that the are other ways to make friends without controlling them Several key words throughout the story with denotative and connotative meanings are one of the major structural components of this story The first words are start trouble The denotative meaning of start is to begin The denotative meaning of trouble is to disturb the mental calm The connotative meaning is bully The next word is better denotative meaning is of superior quality The connotative meaning is I control Another set of words I couldnt do my homework has the denotative meaning of I cannot do my homework The connotative meaning is my mind is on something else The next word ready is used twice The denotative meaning is completely prepared The first connotative meaning is I want to win The second meaning is my dad helped me feel secure The word So is used over and over again The denotative meaning is in the way or manner indicated There are several connotative meanings for example what difference does that make or and your point is The next two major structural components of this story are the persona and the locus This story is told by Little Bill which means the persona of this book is in the first person There are four loci in this story Little Bills classroom the playground his bedroom and the kitchen The last major structural component is the climax of the story There are several small climaxes throughout the story The first is at the end of the first
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