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Review for Unit Test on Memoirs. What is the definition of a memoir? A memoir is a mode of life narrative. A memoir is a mode of life narrative.

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1 Review for Unit Test on Memoirs

2 What is the definition of a memoir? A memoir is a mode of life narrative. A memoir is a mode of life narrative.

3 What are the four corners of a life narrative? Style Style Setting Setting Coaxer Coaxer Emplotment Emplotment

4 What are the two components of style? Diction-word choice Diction-word choice Syntax-sentence structure Syntax-sentence structure

5 What are the two components of setting? Place Place Time Time

6 What is emplotment? The order in which the memoir is told The order in which the memoir is told

7 What are two types of emplotment? Chronological Chronological Achronological Achronological

8 The Friend by Sarah Stewart Style-rhyme, repetition, alliteration Style-rhyme, repetition, alliteration Setting-1930’s, a mansion by the sea Setting-1930’s, a mansion by the sea Coaxer-to honor her friend Bea Coaxer-to honor her friend Bea Emplotment-chronological Emplotment-chronological

9 The Boys of Summer by Ann Hood Style-informal Style-informal Setting-1970, Providence, Rhode Island Setting-1970, Providence, Rhode Island Coaxer-the sight of a VW makes the author remember her brother and all his friends who drove VW Beetles Coaxer-the sight of a VW makes the author remember her brother and all his friends who drove VW Beetles Emplotment-chronological Emplotment-chronological Summary: An adult remembers the summer she was thirteen, when her brother came home from college with new friends and a new appearance, when her ideas about the world changed Summary: An adult remembers the summer she was thirteen, when her brother came home from college with new friends and a new appearance, when her ideas about the world changed

10 Boy by Roald Dahl Style-detailed, descriptive, humorous, slang, British expressions Style-detailed, descriptive, humorous, slang, British expressions Setting-Llandaff, England, 1923 Setting-Llandaff, England, 1923 Coaxer-to tell a story with a moral Coaxer-to tell a story with a moral Emplotment-chronological Emplotment-chronological Summary: Roald Dahl and his friends play a trick on the mean old woman who owns the candy store. They place a mouse in a jar of candy to retaliate for her filthiness and the way she treats them. Dahl thought that beastly should be punished. Summary: Roald Dahl and his friends play a trick on the mean old woman who owns the candy store. They place a mouse in a jar of candy to retaliate for her filthiness and the way she treats them. Dahl thought that beastly should be punished.

11 Black Boy by Richard Wright Style-informal, descriptive, personification Style-informal, descriptive, personification Setting-Memphis, Tennessee, 1915-1920 Setting-Memphis, Tennessee, 1915-1920 Coaxer-to describe his childhood, his poverty, how he dealt with bullies Coaxer-to describe his childhood, his poverty, how he dealt with bullies Emplotment-chronological Emplotment-chronological Summary: Richard is living in poverty with his mother and brother because his father has recently abandoned the family. His mother forces him to confront the bullies who have taken his money. Summary: Richard is living in poverty with his mother and brother because his father has recently abandoned the family. His mother forces him to confront the bullies who have taken his money.

12 “When I Lay My Burden Down” by Maya Angelou Style-informal, descriptive, figurative language Style-informal, descriptive, figurative language Setting-Stamps, Arkansas, 1930’s Setting-Stamps, Arkansas, 1930’s Coaxer-to pay tribute to her grandmother Coaxer-to pay tribute to her grandmother Emplotment-chronological Emplotment-chronological Summary: Maya watches her grandmother, who owns a store in Stamps, Arkansas, deal with a group of young bullies. Summary: Maya watches her grandmother, who owns a store in Stamps, Arkansas, deal with a group of young bullies.

13 “Haven’t I Made a Difference!” by James Herriot Style-more formal, longer sentences, more advanced vocabulary, British expressions Style-more formal, longer sentences, more advanced vocabulary, British expressions Setting-Darrowby, England, 1950’s Setting-Darrowby, England, 1950’s Coaxer-to describe a unique character Coaxer-to describe a unique character Emplotment-chronological Emplotment-chronological Summary: James Herriot, a country veterinarian, tells the story of Mrs. Donovan, a kind, nosy, old woman who rescues an abused dog with her love and care. Summary: James Herriot, a country veterinarian, tells the story of Mrs. Donovan, a kind, nosy, old woman who rescues an abused dog with her love and care.

14 “Cub Pilot on the Mississippi” by Mark Twain Style-long sentences, archaic words, advanced vocabulary Style-long sentences, archaic words, advanced vocabulary Setting-a steamboat on the Mississippi River, late 1850’s Setting-a steamboat on the Mississippi River, late 1850’s Coaxer-to tell about his life learning to be a riverboat pilot Coaxer-to tell about his life learning to be a riverboat pilot Emplotment-chronological Emplotment-chronological Summary: Mark Twain begins his dream job learning how to be a pilot on a Mississippi riverboat. His boss, Pilot Brown, is cruel and abusive. Twain finally stands up to him and beats him up. The captain laughs and warns him not to do it again on board the boat. Summary: Mark Twain begins his dream job learning how to be a pilot on a Mississippi riverboat. His boss, Pilot Brown, is cruel and abusive. Twain finally stands up to him and beats him up. The captain laughs and warns him not to do it again on board the boat.


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