Short Stories Quizlet
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A writer suggests certain emotions, ideas, or information into a story.
the high point or turning point in a story
Make a guess based on context clues given in the story.
Hints that suggest future events in a story.
Point of View
The vantage point from which a story is told.
the vantage point from which a story is told
Point of View
the voice that tells the story
The Narrator...is a main or minor character in the story; uses the pronoun "I" and "me"; shares his or her subjective, or personal, view of other characters and events; doesn't know the thoughts, feelings, and opinions of other characters
The Narrator...is not a character in the story but an outside observer; zooms in on the thoughts, feelings and opinions of one character
The Narrator...is not a character in the story but an outside observer whose observations can be objective, or unbiased; is "all knowing"—that is, he or she has access to the thoughts, feelings and opinions of all the characters
qualities or traits of a character
a narrator tells the reader directly about the qualities of a character
a narrator will imply a character's traits through context clues
Physical Appearance, Other Characters, and Speech, Thoughts and Actions
3 Methods of Characterization
the time and place the action of a story occurs
determining the jobs and living conditions available to them; influencing their values, beliefs, and emotions
Setting can affect character by
exposing the characters to dangerous weather or natural disasters; making the characters live through difficult time periods, events or situations, such as poverty or war
Setting can create conflicts by
The emotion a reader feels while reading a story
descriptions of setting, imagery, descriptions of characters' speech or feelings
A narrator establishes a mood through
language that appeals to your senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch
He abandoned the family when Edgar was only 2
What happened to Poe's real father?
What was Poe's real mother's name?
Having affairs in his own house
What was John Allan (Poe's foster father) doing while his wife was ill that Poe did not like?
What did John Allan leave to Poe in his will when he died?
What was Poe's wife's name?
What disease did Poe battle all his life, but never contracted himself?
How much did Poe earn for the publication of "The Raven"?
Semi-conscience on a Baltimore street
Where was Poe found before he died?
Someone else's soiled clothes that did not fit him
What was Poe wearing when he found before he died?
He was the victim of a political kidnapping.
What do some scholars believe happened to Poe in the missing week before his death?
"God help my poor soul."
What were Poe's last words?
Is The Tell-Tale Heart told in first person, third person limited, or third person omniscient?
The he is mad (crazy)
In The Tell-Tale Heart, What does the Narrator flatly deny at the beginning of the story?
He likes the Old Man and cares about him very much
In The Tell-Tale Heart, How does the Narrator feel about Old Man in general?
The Old Man's eye; because it is big and pale with a film over it
In The Tell-Tale Heart, What is it specifically about the Old Man that bothers the Narrator? Why?
The Evil Eye
In The Tell-Tale Heart, What does the Narrator call the Old Man's eye?
In The Tell-Tale Heart, At what time every night does the Narrator spy on the Old Man?
In The Tell-Tale Heart, How long does the Narrator spend slipping his head through the door each night?
The Narrator chuckled then accidentally slammed the shutter closed on his lamp
In The Tell-Tale Heart, What wakes the Old Man on the last night of the spying?
He sees the Eye
In The Tell-Tale Heart, What finally makes the Narrator snap and kill the Old Man?
In The Tell-Tale Heart, For how long do the Old Man and the Narrator sit not moving in the dark?
In The Tell-Tale Heart, How many nights does the Narrator spy on the Old Man?
He pulls the bed over on top of him
In The Tell-Tale Heart, How does the Narrator kill the Old Man?
He buries it under the floorboards
In The Tell-Tale Heart, What does the Narrator do with the body of the Old Man?
He is very polite and accommodating
In The Tell-Tale Heart, What is the Narrator's attitude toward the police?
In the Old Man's bed chamber
In The Tell-Tale Heart, where does the Narrator finish the tour of the house?
The neighbors reported hearing a scream and called them
In The Tell-Tale Heart, why do the police show up so early in the morning?
In The Tell-Tale Heart, what sound is so loud the Narrator cannot think?
The heart beats so loud it drives him to confess
, What makes the Narrator confess his crime?
What is the original Black Cat's name?
He develops a drinking problem
In the Black Cat, what alters the narrator's gentle attitude toward his pets?
He cuts out his eye
What does the narrator do the first time in retaliation of the Cat avoiding him?
He kills it by hanging
In the Black Cat, what does the Narrator finally do to the Cat?
His house burns down
In The Black Cat, what happens to the narrator the night he kills the Cat?
The imprint of a cat
In the Black Cat, what do they find implanted in the wall afterwards?
A white patch of fur on the new Cat's chest
When the narrator and his wife take in the new Cat, what is the only difference between the new Cat and the old one?
The image of a gallows
What gradually develops on the new Cat's fur?
The Narrator kills her with an ax
How does the narrator of The Black Cat's wife die?
In the wall
Where does the Narrator of the Black Cat bury his wife?
The cat yowls from inside the wall
In the Black Cat, what gives away the location to the wife's burial spot to the police?
From where is it implied that the narrator is writing The Black Cat?
Greg's dad will not let him play basketball because his math grades are too low.
What is the opening conflict in The Treasure of Lemon Brown?
Harlem (New York)
What is the setting of The Treasure of Lemon Brown?
Third-Person Limited (limited to Greg)
In what point of view is The Treasure of Lemon Brown told?
Howls like a "ghost"
In The Treasure of Lemon Brown, What does Greg do to help scare the thugs?
A harmonica and newspaper clippings of his time as a blues singer that he gave his son and his son kept with him even in the military
What is Lemon Brown's treasure?
So his son could know his father and think of him as a success
Why did Lemon Brown want his son to have his treasure?
In The Treasure of Lemon Brown, "He stood to go upstairs, though of the lecture that probably awaited him...and started walking down the street instead" is an example of which type of conflict?
When his son, Jesse, was killed din the war
Lemon Brown tells Greg that his heart was broken when what happened?
The tempestuous relationship between Waverly and her mother
What conflict runs all through Rules of the Game?
First Person (Waverly)
In what point of view is Rules of the Game told?
The art of invisible strength
In Rules of the Game, What useful information did Waverly's mother teach her when she was six years old?
When her brothers are playing after they get the chess as a gift at a church Christmas party
In Rules of the Game, When does Waverly first become interested in chess?
Her brothers, books, and Lau Po
In Rules of the Game, How does Waverly learn to play chess?
By pretending that she doesn't want to (uses reverse psychology)
In Rules of the Game, How does Waverly trick her mother into letting her compete in her first tournament?
She no longer has to do her chores, her brothers have to do them
In Rules of the Game, What special treatment does Waverly receive at home?
She takes great pride in her success and tries to live vicariously through her fame
In Rules of the Game, How does her mother feel about her success? How do you know?
Waverly is embarrassed by her mother's constant bragging and tells her so. They have a big fight and Waverly runs out of the market
In Rules of the Game, What conflict arises when Waverly and her mother go shopping at the end?
In Rules of the Game, Who teaches Waverly the strategies and etiquette of chess?
Each seems to use a new strategy before making their next "move" in their interaction with each other
In Rules of the Game, How is Waverly's relationship with her mother like a game of chess?
In what point of view is The Monkey's Paw told?
In The Monkey's Paw, At what time of day does the story begin?
Dark and stormy outside, warm and cozy inside
In The Monkey's Paw, Compare the weather outside with the atmosphere inside the palor
In The Monkey's Paw, What type of mood is established in the beginning of the story?
He is a risk-taker
In The Monkey's Paw, What does the Narrator tell us indirectly about Mr. White's personality in the way he plays chess?
To teach his belief that fate rules people's lives
In The Monkey's Paw, Why did the fakir put a spell on the Monkey's Paw?
Three different men may have three wishes
In The Monkey's Paw, Specifically, what spell is put on the Paw?
It is not to be trusted and dangerous.
In The Monkey's Paw, Sergeant Major Morris' face whitens when he reveals that he has had three wishes. What can you infer about the paw?
In The Monkey's Paw, What was the first man's third wish?
In The Monkey's Paw, What is Mr. White's first wish?
Herbert is killed in an accident at work and his parents are compensated with this amount.
In The Monkey's Paw, How do the Whites come to receive the 200 pounds?
To wish Herbert alive again.
In The Monkey's Paw, Why does Mrs. White want the Monkey's Paw toward the end of the story?
For Herbert to come back to life
In The Monkey's Paw, What is Mr. White's second wish?
That whatever was knocking on the door would go away.
In The Monkey's Paw, What do you suppose was Mr. White's final wish?
The main idea of a story an is often found in the setting, conflict, plot, etc.
Something in a story that represents an idea or concept
The atmosphere a writer creates in a story.
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