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“Three Skeleton Key” by George G. Toudouze Purpose for Reading  Define and locate specific literary devices used in the story.  Recognize the importance.

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2 “Three Skeleton Key” by George G. Toudouze

3 Purpose for Reading  Define and locate specific literary devices used in the story.  Recognize the importance of setting, foreshadowing, and onomatopoeia in creating suspense and atmosphere.  Use the technique of foreshadowing to predict the outcome.

4 About the Author  George C. Toudouze  Born 1877 in France  Playwright, essayist, and illustrator  Worked on history of French Navy  Always interested in the sea

5 Literary Terms  Allusion  Suspense  Foreshadowing  Onomatopoeia

6 Allusion  Definition: a reference in one literary work to a character or theme found in another literary work  Example: My homework was a Herculean task.

7 Suspense  Definition: The uncertainty or anxiety the reader feels about what will happen next.  Example: When Rikki-Tikki-Tavi follows Nagaina down the snake hole, the reader worries about the outcome.

8 Foreshadowing  Definition: A method used to build suspense by providing hints of what is to come.  Example: If a character is about to dive into the ocean and someone remarks that sharks have been seen nearby, the reader suspects sharks will appear again.

9 Onomatopoeia  Definition: A literary device for which the sound of a word echoes the sound it represents.  Examples: knock, crash, whistle, plop, crack, bow-wow, roar, whoosh, snap, crackle, pop...

10 Read “Three Skeleton Key”  Look for the author’s use of  Atmosphere  Suspense  Foreshadowing  Onomatopoeia  Stop to make predictions

11 Creative Extensions  What was your most terrifying experience?  Choose one of the following methods:  Write a one or two-page journal entry.  Illustrate your most terrifying experience and explain.  Prepare and present a one-minute monologue.

12 More Creative Ideas  Access internet sites containing examples of literary terms.  Perform the CBS radio broadcast of “Three Skeleton Key”.  Read other stories about haunted lighthouses.  Access maps of French Guiana and the surrounding islands.

13 Credits  By Janet Lewis, Elaine Carpenter, Bobbie Johnson, and John Mantooth.  c. 1999


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