A Secret Lost In The Water Thing

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POV:
First Person

Plot:

Intro:

The father had felt left, when his son went off to school.

Initiating Incident:

When his father called him to the bushes.

Rising Actions:

The father shows his son how to find water using an alder branch. The son never really thought about the lesson. He then moves on with his life by getting married, having children and travelling. Climax:

The climax is when it the story says “T he alder stayed motionless in my hands and the water beneath the earth refused to sing.” Because we knew he lost the gift at that point.

Conclusion:

When the narrator tried to put their father’s teaching in action by holding the alder branch waiting for it to writhe, hoping for the sound of gushing water. In the end, the branch stayed motionless in his/her hands.

Protagonist:

Narrator (The son)

Antagonist:

The antagonist is the Farmer

Setting:

The story took place a Third World country, in a village,
Farmlands. We also believe the story took place during the
1980s­present day.

Title:


A Secret Lost in the Water” is a perfect title because the son is unable to make the alder branch shake by the end of the story because he forgot what he was taught (and therefore cannot discover water) so his fathers gift of finding water is lost .

Flashback:

When the farmer talks about how the narrator’s father found water for him after the specialists couldn’t.

Foreshadowing:

T he the title is an example of foreshadowing because it

foreshadows the lost trait and gift the son once had that he let go and didn 't practice. The secret was then lost in the water that could not be found again thus meaning “A Secret Lost in the Water”

Conflict:

The two conflicts in this story are: person vs nature because the narrator is unable to find water in the environment and he is not able to use the alder branch to perform the gift. person vs self is

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