Proofreading Warm-upCan you tell us edgar what year the state of
Virginia seceeded from the Union.
jack london was a prolific writer of exciteing, adventure
Can you tell us, Edgar, what year the state of Virginia seceded
from the Union?
Jack London was a prolific writer of exciting adventure stories.
Vocabulary Warm-up 11/13ACER sharpACERO, ACERBARE to make
sourACERBUS bitter, sourAcerbic bitter or sour in taste; harsh or
sharp in speech, manner, or temperAcrid Bitterly pungent or harsh
in taste or smell; sharply stingingExacerbate To increase the
severity of somethingAcrimony Bitter, sharp animosity, esp. in
behavior or speech
ACUO to sharpen ACUS needleAcumen keenness of insight and
discernment; wiseAcute- very discerning; severe or intenseEMO,
EMERE To buyPeremptory -urgently commanding; not allowing
contradictionPreempt- To take precedence over someone already
arranged or in placeRedemption deliverance from sin;
KRATOS strength, powerTechnocracy govt or social system that put
technological theories into practicePlutocrat a member of a
governing wealthy class whose wealth grants political
influence.PECUNIA money, wealthPecuniary relating to
moneyImpecunious Lacking money; pennilessPORTO To carryComportment
behavior; demeanorPurport to claim; to profess (without giving
Historical Time Period Realism RegionalismNaturalism
Characteristics of the Rise to Realism Realism Naturalism
RegionalismReject the Romantic HeroUse of ordinary people and
realistic eventsLooked at people from cities and the lower classDid
not over dramatizeUsed everyday languageDiscussed the ethical
struggles and social issues of real life.Focused on a specific
geographical settingUsed speech patterns of those people in the
Tried to analyze human behavior objectively (Like a
scientist)Thought peoples behavior was hereditary and caused by
environmentHumans have no control of their destinyLife is a loosing
battle and the world does not care
Literary Terms to KnowAuthors purposeToneConflict (Internal and
External)Point of View (1st, 3rd limited, Omniscient)Irony
(Situational, Dramatic, Verbal)SatireCharacter MotivationHistorical
Time Period (significance
Story of an Hour Questions to think about:What is irony, and how
is it displayed in this story?Why does Kate Chopin continually
refer to Mrs. Mallard in the formal sense, not the personal sense
as with the other characters?What does Chopin/Mallard mean by Free,
free, freeWhat is the imagery created by the following phrases?How
do the following examples show the irony created by Chopin in this
story?How do the following examples lead the reader in one
direction and prepare the reader for the blunt, maybe tragic
Example #1She did not hear the story as many women have heard
the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance.
She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sisters
arms. When the storm of grief had spent itself she went away to her
room alone. She would have no one follow her.
Example #2 She could see in the open square before her house the
tops of trees that were all aquiver with the new spring life. The
delicious breath of rain was in the air. In the street below a
peddler was crying his wares. The notes of a distant song which
someone was singing reached her faintly, and countless sparrows
were twittering in the eaves
Example #3When she had abandoned herself, a little whispered
word escaped her slightly parted lips. She said it over and over
under her breath; Free, Free, Free! The vacant stare and the look
of terror that had followed it went from her eyes. They stayed keen
and bright. Her pulses beat fast, and the coursing blood warmed and
relaxed every inch of her body
Example #4There would be no one to live for during those coming
years; she would live for herself. There would be no powerful will
bending hers in that blind persistence with which men and women
believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a fellow
Example #5She arose at length and opened the doors to her
sisters importunities. There was a feverish triumph in her eyes,
and she carried herself like a goddess of Victory.
Analysis of a paragraph in a lit analysis Kate Chopin crafts her
story so that a reader cant tell for sure how Mrs. Mallard feels.
The story is full of conflicts that show Mrs. Mallards mixed
feelings for her husband. On the one hand, she is a sad widow who
goes away to her room alone and sinks into a chair feeling
exhausted. Conversely, as she sits there, she looks out the window
and sees treetops all aquiver with the new spring life (320). The
sparrows twittering in the eaves and the blue sky are both happy
images. The busy, lively view seems out of place in this room where
a new widow is supposed to be mourning (320). Mrs. Mallard must be
happy to some degree, or she wouldnt be noticing the happy images.
The contrasts help build suspense for the reader, who asks, does
she or doesnt she love this man?
Edwin Arlington Robinson1869-1935Poetry- Used traditional style
of poetry.- Developed poems that focused on the irony of human
behaviorLate twenties published his first bookNoticed by President
Roosevelt Later arranged for him top be hired by the New York
Custom HouseWon the Pulitzer Prize in poetry three times.
Richard CoryWhenever Richard Cory went down town, We people on
the pavement looked at him: He was a gentleman from sole to crown,
Clean-favoured and imperially slim. And he was always quietly
arrayed, And he was always human when he talked; But still he
fluttered pulses when he said, "Good Morning!" and he glittered
when he walked. And he was rich, yes, richer than a king, And
admirably schooled in every grace: In fine -- we thought that he
was everything To make us wish that we were in his place. So on we
worked and waited for the light, And went without the meat and
cursed the bread, And Richard Cory, one calm summer night, Went
home and put a bullet in his head.
Unit 4 Practice
Assessment Practice pp. 846-857
Food for ThoughtCompare and contrast Whitmans attitudes about
the Civil War? Did this change his perception of life or his
attitudes about his writing?
How did the Civil War affect writing styles and/or concepts?
What are the characteristics of the naturalistic writings,
realistic writings, and regionalist writers? (Suggestion: make a
three column chart)