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Author: The Sniper

Liam O' Flaherty

Author: The Most Dangerous Game

Richard Connell

Author: Marigolds

Eugina Collier

Author: The Scarlet Ibis

James Hurst

Author: The Cask of Amontillado

Edgar Allen Poe

Author: The Gift of the Magi


Author: The Necklace

Guy de Maupassant

Setting: The Sniper

Dublin; June at Night; War Time

Setting: Marigolds

The Great Depression, Summer, Poverty ,Rural Maryland

Setting: The Scarlet Ibis

WW1, Old Women Swamp

Setting: The Cask of Amontillado

Carnival Time, Italy

Setting: The Most Dangerous Game

Early 1920s, Carribean, Shiptrap island

Setting: The Gift of the Magi

New York City, 3rd Class

Setting: The Necklace

19th Century, Paris, 3rd Class

1.careless actions lead to regret
2. War is pointless and brutal
3. The brutality of war can alter lives

The Sniper theme

1. poverty makes life difficult but hope brightens it up
2. in order to show compassion, one must think of others

Marigolds theme

1. Withholding love causes sadness
2. appreciate what you have, when you loose it its gone forever
3. Pride has negative consequences

The Scarlet Ibis theme

1. Revenge can get out of hand if it is not contained
2. vanity can lead to destruction

The Cask of Amontillado theme

1. love and sacrifice are more important than worldly possessions

The Gift of the Magi theme

1. pride and envy can destroy happiness
2.hard work leads to satisfaction

The Necklace Theme

1. all living creatures have feelings-walk in someone else's shoes to know how they really feel

The Most Dangerous Game theme

Which 4 stories relate to the negative nature of PRIDE?

The Most Dangerous Game,The Cask of Amontillado,The Necklace,The Scarlet Ibis

Which 4 stories teach hard work leads to success?

The Scarlet Ibis,The Necklace,The Most Dangerous Game,The Cask of Amontillado

Which 4 stories had surprise endings that were situational irony?

The Sniper,The Necklace,The Gift of the Magi,The Most Dangerous game

Which 4 Stories Deal with Regret?

The Scarlet Ibis, The Sniper, Marigolds, The Necklace

POV: The Sniper

3rd Person Limited

POV: The Most Dangerous Game

3rd Person Limited

POV: Marigolds

1st Person

POV: The Scarlet Ibis

1st Person

POV: The GIft of the Magi

3rd Person Limited

POV: The Cask of Amontillado

1st Person

a comparison using the words "like" or "as"


a comparison NOT using "like" or "as"


language that appeals to the 5 senses


a warning or indication of a future event usually in a work of literature


narrator who is not always prospective about what's going on in a story or is deliberately not telling the whole truth

unreliable narrator

words or phrases that are repeated for emphasis or effect


tension or anxiety created by a combination of tone setting or plot elements


a contrast between appearance and reality usually when reality is the opposite of what it seems ; three types


when the writer or speaker says one thing but means something completely different

verbal irony

when what happens is the opposite of what is expected to happen

situational irony

when the reader or audience knows something a character does not

dramatic irony

sound words


an expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual meanings of its constituent elements or from the general grammatical rules of a language


A metaphor that is developed over several sentences our throughout an entire work

extended metaphor

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