Archetypes in Literature



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Archetypes in Literature

Student Name: ________________________________________________


Using the picture below as a story starter, write a short story on the back of this paper where you incorporate all of the following:


  1. Use all of archetypes listed in the planning section on this side of the page in your story.

  2. Create an organized plot outline with an exposition, climax and resolution.

  3. Begin your story with “Once upon a time…” and use the frog as a story starter.

Using SHORT ANSWERS, plan your story by answering the following questions: You CANNOT make the frog turn into a prince in your story. That would be too obvious! Be CREATIVE!

    1. A. Who is the hero of your story? Give his/her name and briefly

describe him/her:____________________________________________

    1. B. Who is the evil adversary? Give his/her name and briefly describe

him/her:

    1. Who is/are the hero’s hunting group of companions, friendly beast or loyal retainers? Give names and briefly describe them: _____________________________________________

    2. Who is the damsel in distress? Give her name and tell why she is in trouble (This one is optional): _____________________ _________________ _____________________________________________________________
    3. What is the journey, task or quest of which the hero will be a part: _____________


  1. Now, write your story on the back of this handout. Remember, to write it only on the lines and in the amount of space that you are provided.

  2. Vary your sentence structure; in your final copy you will identify two examples each of simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences.




Once upon a time,























































5. Use the attached rubric as your guidelines.

Archetype Short Story Rubric



Construction (15 points)

Illustrated Cover with Title and Author’s name ______ 5 points

Enhances storyline 5 points

Neatly drawn 5 points



Storyline (45 points)

Organized Plot (Exposition, Climax, Resolution) 10 points

Creativity of Story 5 points

Correct Use of Conventions 10 points

One example of Figurative Language (simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, imagery) 8 points

Two highlighted examples of simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences ______ 12 points


Archetypes (40 points)

Hero 10 points

Evil Adversary 10 points

Friendly Beast, Hunting Group or Loyal Retainers 10 points

Journey/Quest/Task 10 points


TOTAL /100 points
Archetype Short Story Rubric

Construction (15 points)

Illustrated Cover with Title and Author’s name ______ 5 points

Enhances storyline 5 points

Neatly drawn 5 points



Storyline (45 points)

Organized Plot (Exposition, Climax, Resolution) 10 points

Creativity of Story 5 points

Correct Use of Conventions 10 points

One example of Figurative Language (simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, imagery) 8 points

Two highlighted examples of simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences ______ 12 points



Archetypes (40 points)

Hero 10 points

Evil Adversary 10 points

Friendly Beast, Hunting Group or Loyal Retainers 10 points



Journey/Quest/Task 10 points

TOTAL /100 points



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