wrote Where the Red Fern Grows
The protagonist of the story
Narrating the story in the first chapter
(adult) Billy Coleman
Why does the author start the story the way he does? (essay question)
The author was writing to tell the story through Billy's eyes. This is a form of writing called Flashback
Why did Grandpa put soap in Billy's pocket?
To make him stop exaggerating his hunting stories
Why doesn't the author tell what Billy's father is doing with the money Billy earns?
He is leaving it as a surprise for the story's ending
Why does Billy not want to kill "the ghost coon"?
He had great respect for the coon's age and therefore did not want to kill it.
How is Billy helped to understand his dogs' death?
The Legend of the Red fern
What is a legend?
A legend is a story handed down throught time that explains how or why something in nature originated
On the way to the contest, Billy hears two screech owls-a sign of bad luck. How does this event foreshadow events in the story? (essay question)
This event foreshadowed the blizzard and grandpa's fall at the hunt. Later on, at the end of the book, the dog's would die
Billy demonstrates great bavery and strength of character. Does Rawls make this character seem believable or is he too good to be true? Explain your answer by referring to specific scenes in the book. (essay question)
Yes, I believe believe showed great bravery and strength. I believe this because he pulled an ax out of Reuben's chest. Another reason I believe he showed bravery and strength, is because most of people can't bury their dog's then move away. Billy did that by the hardest.
When an author drops hints about the events that will happen later in the story is known as
Poe is considered to be the master of
horror and suspense
Which work gave Poe his status as a literary celebrity in his time?
At what age did Poe begin writing poetry?
Who was Poe's inspiration for his poetry?
What 2 types of writing did Poe create?
short stories and poetry
Do you believe the article about Poe's death maybe being related to rabies? Why or Why not?
Yes, I do believe the article. The doctor's that were in the article say that there was an animal bite on him. He also had the symptoms
In the "Pit and the Pendulum" what is the setting?
What does the main character compare the setting to in the "Pit and the Pendulum"?
his own hell
In your own words, describe Poe's style of writing and why does he write in this way?
His writing is dark and deep, becuase of his childhood.
What was so shocking about Poe's marriage?
She was his first cousin
In the "The Tell-Tale Heart", what facial deformity of another character caused the narrator to want to kill him?
His evil eye
In the "The Tell-Tale Heart" what caused the murderer to have his evil deed discovered?
He was paranoid of the dead man's heart beat. He thought everyone in the room could hear it, be he was the only one
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