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1 The Bass, the River, the Review You need to know these by tomorrow!

2 Vocabulary  STUDY your Vocabulary Words!!!  LEARN their definitions!!!  SOUND smart when you talk!!!  antipathy, concussion, conspicuous, denizens, dubious, filial, luminous, pensive, quizzical, surreptitiously

3 Understanding Cause and Effect  (a) The narrator knows Sheila doesn’t approve of fishing. (cause)  (b) He lets the bass go. (effect)/ (cause)  (c) He is filled with regret. (effect) OR  Because the narrator knows Sheila doesn’t approve of fishing, he lets the bass go which causes him to be filled with regret.

4 Conflict (a struggle)  some conflicts in this story:  narrator’s internal struggle w/self to approach Sheila  narrator’s external struggle with bass and Sheila  main conflict is internal—reel in fish and lose girl or let fish go and keep her (irony is he loses her anyway)

5 Imagery in the Story  Imagery is the use of words or phrases that appeal to one of our 5 senses: EXAMPLES:  As the bass shot forward, the rod bent into a tight arc. (sight)  The familiar feeling of failure clung to me like a damp swim suit.

6 Comprehension—remember? HHow does Sheila respond when narrator asks her to the dance? SShe Asks if he has a car.

7  Because fishing is so important to the narrator, he does this before picking up Sheila?  He puts his fishing rod in the canoe.

8  How could Sheila best be described in this story?  She is generally self centered.

9 TThe narrator is torn between the tugging of the bass and his desire for Sheila.

10 Make an A II have provided everything you need but the effort; that must come from you!


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