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English Test on 01/24/17
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What is setting?
Time and place of a story in which the action occurs
What is imagery?
Vivid descriptions that recreate sensory experiences for the reader
What is mood?
Atmosphere of a story, created by imagery and setting details. An emotion created in the reader
What is tone?
The attitude the writer/narrator has towards his/her subject. The emotion to or added tone, the voice of he narration. What do they should like?
What is a symbol?
Person, place object or activity that stands for something beyond itself
What is an unreliable narrator?
A narrator that is not trustworthy (1st person)
What are the reasons a narrator may be unreliable?
Through what the narrator says, what he/she does, what others say about him/her-the reader understands the narrator isn't telling the truth, the narrator is hiding something, doesn't know themselves well or they are mentally unstable
What is authors purpose?
What the writer hopes to achieve by crafting a particular work:
-to inform or explain
-to express thoughts or feelings
What are the four roles of setting?
-can create conflict
-can reveal character
-can act as a symbol
What is the setting and role of setting in Through the Tunnel?
Setting: beach, wild bay
Role of setting: tunnel
What is the mood in Through the Tunnel? Based on what details?
What is the author saying saying about growing up/maturing in Through the Tunnel?
As you grow up you face harder challenges but they allow you to grow and mature
What do the details of setting represent in Through the Tunnel?
Symbolic; the rough day, dark tunnel, dark edges. The rough water shows the difficulty from going through childhood to growing up.
What is the conflict in Through the Tunnel?
Man vs. self
What is the inciting incident in Through the Tunnel?
When he sees the bay and is drawn to it
What is the climax in Through the Tunnel?
Going through the tunnel
What is the resolution in Through the Tunnel?
Satisfied with his accomplishment: going through the tunnel
What is the setting and role of setting in the Cask of Amontillado?
Setting: Italy, catacombs
Role of setting: reveal character and create mood
What is the mood in Cask of Amontillado? (Based on what details?)
Sinister, dark suspenseful, creepy, frightening.
What is the tone in the Cask of Amontillado? Based on what word choice?
Calm; suspiciously calm. At the beginning= vengeful.
How do we know the narrator is unreliable in the Cask of Amontillado? (Know pt of view)
-The reader doesn't know the whole story
-Fortunato doesn't act the way Montresor claims
-Montresor has an extreme reaction to what happpens
-Montresor has a premeditated response
What is the conflict in The Cask of Amontillado?
Man vs. man
Montresor vs. Fortunato
What are the examples of irony in the Cask of Amontillado?
-I drink to your long life
-you are not going to die of a cough
-I beg you to leave No?
-family motto: no one injures me with impunity
-how luckily we meant
-Fortunato sounds like fortunate
What is the setting and role of setting in A Walk in the Woods?
Setting: last day of winter, 1st day of spring
Role of setting: creates conflict and mood.
Why does the author use the word 'you' in the beginning of the narrative in a Walk in the Woods?
For effect and to put yourself in their situation
What kind of narrative is A Walk in the Woods?
Not a short story, narrative nonfiction
What is the mood at the beginning of A Walk in the Woods? (Based on what details?)
Everything is the same; borning.
How does the mood change in A Walk in the Woods? (Based on what details)
Adventurous; suspenseful because of the snow storm.
How are the 2 sets of hikers different from each other and what does that show in terms of the conflict in A Walk in the Woods?
Jim and Heath-prepared, good map, had food
Bryson and Katz-unprepared, bad map, no food
Makes the trail even more difficult for Bryson and Katz
What is the conflict in A Walk in the Woods?
Man vs. nature
What is the claim in Wilderness Letter?
Wilderness as an idea has made us who we are
What is the tone in Wilderness Letter? (Based on what word choice)
Credible (because we believe him), knowledgeable
What arguments does he use to persuade in Wilderness Letter?
-we need wilderness for spirit
-wilderness gives quiet
-our environment impacts ourselves
What is the authors purpose in Wilderness Letter?
To persuade we need to preserve the wilderness
What is the setting in the Peace of Wild Things?
What is the mood in Peace of Wild Things? (Based on what details?)
It changes. Beginning: worried. End: relaxed.
What is the tone in Peace of Wild Things? (Based on word choice)
It changes from the beginning to end. Beginning: fatalistic. End: peaceful
What impact does the setting have on the narrator in Peace of Wild Things?
It causes him to be relaxed; nature doesn't make him worry about the future.
What is claim?
It is the thesis in an essay or claim in a top sentence.
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