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Midterm Review Copy down the room number you will be taking the test in. Your test is on Tuesday, January 28 th at 7:33 am. Period 1 – Room 155 Period 2 – Room 156 Period 4 – Room 157 Period 8 – Room 158 Period 9 – Room 163 Alternate Location – 216 This room is for students with extra time or separate location. See me if you are not sure which room you belong in. You will NEED a pen and a pencil. Do Now:
To Kill a Mockingbird Author: Harper Lee Setting: Maycomb, Alabama during the 1930s Based on the Scottsboro trials, where nine black teenage boys were convicted three times of raping two women, despite evidence otherwise. Charges were eventually dropped for only four of the nine boys; the rest did jail time ranging up to 75 years. Important characters: – Atticus Finch – lawyer; morally committed to the Tom Robinson case; teaches Scout and Jem to try to see life from another person’s point of view – Tom Robinson – accused of raping Mayella Ewell; dies while trying to escape prison – Mayella Ewell – a lonely young woman Theme: It is a sin to harm the innocent Conflicts: – Man vs society – Man vs man
Of Mice and Men Author: John Steinbeck Type of work and genre: Novella; fiction Setting: Salinas Valley, California during the 1930s Characters to remember: – Lennie and George – friends who travel together – Crooks – angry at unfairness of always being excluded – Candy – finds the body of Curley’s wife – Carlson – shoots Candy’s dog; his gun is used by George to shoot Lennie – Curley – gets hand crushed Theme: The importance of having dreams Foreshadowing: – George tells Lennie to hide if he gets in trouble – The shooting of Candy’s dog – The dead mouse in Lennie’s pocket
“New Directions” Essay by Maya Angelou Setting: 1903 Main Character: Anne Johnson Conflict: Creates a business when she is dissatisfied with the choices available to her Theme: Don’t limit yourself to what is expected.
“The Most Dangerous Game” Author: Richard Connell Genre: Short story Setting: Ship-Trap Island Characters: – Rainsford – develops empathy after being hunted by Zaroff – Zaroff – bored with hunting; loses to Rainsford due to his overconfidence Man vs. man, man vs. self Theme: Instinct vs. reason, understanding others by walking in their shoes Literary devices employed by author: Conflict Foreshadowing
“The Story of My Life” Excerpt from an autobiography (1903) Helen Keller – deaf, dumb, and blind Annie Sullivan – her teacher; taught her how to read and speak. – Stayed with Helen throughout her life – Opened up a realm of possibilities for Helen
“The Necklace” Author: Guy De Maupassant Setting: Paris, France Main characters: – Mathilde Loisel – Monsieur Loisel – Madame Forestier Conflict: Madame Loisel is unhappy with her station in life and so she borrows a necklace from her friend and accidentally loses it. Theme: The dangers of attaching too much importance to wealth Irony: She wasted ten years trying to pay back the debt for the replacement necklace, only to find out when she was done that the original was a fake.
“Casey at the Bat” Narrative poem by Ernest Lawrence Thayer Setting: Mudville, 1888 Main character: Casey Hubris – overconfident; prideful – Casey is very confident when he first steps up to bat; this causes him to wait for the last pitch, and he strikes out.
“Dreams” and “Dream Deferred” Poems by Langston Hughes Theme: A life without dreams is no life at all. Metaphors: – “Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” – “Life is a barren field frozen with snow.” Similes: – “Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?” – “Maybe it just sags like a heavy load.”
An equal rights speech given by Martin Luther King, Jr. that left the audience with a feeling of hope and optimism Allusions: – The Bible – Declaration of Independence – “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” “I Have a Dream” Could be considered theme!
Part V – Quotation Identification You will choose 2 quotations off of a list. The quotes are all ones you should be familiar with, as they have been taken from the literature we have covered this year. Following the directions, you will: – Identify the title, author, and genre of the work. – Identify the speaker of the quotation – Explain the significance of the quotation – Relate the quotation to a literary element or device, such as characterization, theme, conflict, irony, foreshadowing, or symbolism. YOUR ANSWER SHOULD BE IN THE FORM OF A PARAGRAPH.
Midterm Review: Quote Section "It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived." – What was the title and genre of this work, and who was the author? To Kill a Mockingbird Fictional coming-of-age novel Harper Lee – Who said this quote and why? Scout This quote is describing Atticus Finch. It was said when he spoke to Mrs. Dubose, the meanest lady in the neighborhood. – What does this quote mean? What literary element will you use to prove it? This quote means that even though Atticus didn’t seem brave, he wasn’t afraid of anything. Characterization
Put it together! This quote is from To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. It is said by the narrator, Scout Finch, about her father, Atticus Finch. She makes this statement when her father stops to speak to Mrs. Dubose, the meanest lady in the neighborhood, on his way home from work. His conversation ends the harassment that Scout and Jem are receiving as they pass her house. The way Atticus handles this situation strikes Scout as brave because he doesn’t show any fear when faced with this formidable woman. Instead he speaks to Mrs. Dubose with flattery and kindness, thereby catching her off guard and nullifying her anger. This calmness under pressure is typical of Atticus’s character, and Scout is able to see that it is not always the person using violence who is the most brave.
Now you try it. “No, Lennie, I ain’t mad. I never been mad, an’ I ain’t now. That’s a thing I want ya to know.” – What was the title and genre of this work, and who was the author? Of Mice and Men – Novella (Fiction) John Steinbeck – Who said this quote and why? George He said it as he was getting ready to kill Lennie at the end of the novel. – What does this quote mean? What literary element will you use to prove it? I’m not going to tell you what it means…. Conflict, characterization, foreshadowing….
I.Introduction A.General Statement (repeat task) B.TAG (title, author, and genre) of both works of literature C.Thesis: What are you proving? II.Body Paragraph 1 A.Topic Sentence (First similarity) B.Detail 1 C.Detail 2 D.Detail 3 E.Closing sentence III. Body Paragraph 2 A.Topic Sentence (Second similarity) B.Detail 1 C.Detail 2 D.Detail 3 E.Closing sentence IV. Conclusion A.Rephrase or repeat thesis statement (from introduction) B. Summarize main points from Body paragraphs 1 and 2 C.Connect these works of literature to life (Why is this important?) Basic Comparative Essay Outline An outline is required on the midterm. Please do not chose to write a rough draft.
Good luck on your midterm! * Remember to bring a pen and a pencil to the test. Good luck on your midterm! * Remember to bring a pen and a pencil to the test.