Your students read a novel and the only notes they've taken are lists of plot points in order of chronology. How do you get them to see the deeper significance? This type of reading and note-taking is very hard because they have probably only read a dozenor so great works of literature. These eight pages explain how to look for symbolism, allusions, patterns, motifs, literary elements, and rhetoric. These pages explain how to take notes on plays vs. novels, how to understand what certain symbolis mean.