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 Sentence Completion – Cause & Effect Signal Words  SAT Question of the Day #3  “Story of an Hour”  “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” Read story.

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2  Sentence Completion – Cause & Effect Signal Words  SAT Question of the Day #3  “Story of an Hour”  “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” Read story and complete handout – due Lesson 26 Objective: Students will be able to identify and explain major literary devices in “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.”

3  CAUSE-EFFECT Look for words or phrases that indicate one thing causes another. Because of _______, this happened. Accordingly Because Consequently For Hence In order to So…that Therefore Thus When…then

4  Tarantulas apparently have little sense of ____, for a hungry one will ignore a loudly chirping cricket placed in its cage unless the cricket happens to get in its way. a. touch b. time c. hearing d. self-preservation e. temperature

5 The heretofore peaceful natives, seeking ___ the treachery of their supposed allies, became, ___ according to their perspective, embittered and vindictive. a. acquiescence in…understandably b. magnanimity towards...logically c. evidence of….impartially d. retribution for…justifiably e. exoneration of…ironically

6  Highlight your examples of IRONY & CONFLICT & POINT OF VIEW.  Discuss. Add to your notes with a different color writing utensil than you used originally.

7 FIND AND LABEL AT LEAST ONE EXAMPLE OF EACH.  SITUATIONAL “Someone was opening the front door with a latchkey. It was Brently Mallard who entered…”  Neither the reader nor Mrs. Mallard knows that Mr. Mallard is actually alive; Mrs. Mallard had just begun to look forward to leading a long life and then she dies..  VERBAL “Free! Body and soul free!”  After learning her husband died, we would not expect her to respond with these words.  DRAMATIC She died of “a joy that kills.” The reader knows that she was HAPPY that her husband was dead. She was not so happy to see him walk through the door. There was no joy present. SITUATIONAL VERBAL DRAMATIC

8 Find and label at least one example of each.  INTERNAL CONFLICT “…she was striving to beat it back with her will…” Mrs. Mallard was fighting against the feeling of relief that was taking her over. She knew she should not feel relieved that her husband was dead and she tried to keep that feeling away.  EXTERNAL CONFLICT Mrs. Mallard v. Institution of Marriage INTERNALEXTERNAL

9 How does Chopin’s use of IMAGERY contribute to your understanding of Mrs. Mallard’s character and situation? Did the IMAGERY make you more or less sympathetic toward her? Explain, citing specific lines from the story that influenced your response.

10 Part I Part II Part III Part IV

11  Possible themes The human mind is powerful and it shapes its own reality. One can never trust one’s own perception of the world.  Possible tones Sardonic (cynical)]  Portrays Farquhar as a sympathetic character who didn’t deserve to be where he found himself

12  EXPOSITION Scene is set; moments before man’s execution; man who disobeyed military law  CONFLICT (inciting incident) Farquhar learns from a disguised Union scout that Union troops have rebuilt a bridge above Owl Creek.  CLIMAX Farquhar swims toward shore as the Union soldiers fire on him.  FALLING ACTION Farquhar makes his way through the forest toward his home. The landscape is unfamiliar and foreboding. Though he has miraculously survived hanging, drowning, and getting shot at, something seems wrong. He reaches the gate to his property. As he rushes toward his wife, he feels a blow against the back of his neck.  CONCLUSION Despite his seemingly miraculous escape, Farquhar’s body hangs from Owl Creek bridge.

13  "Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" "Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"

14  “A Sound of Thunder” with questions  Answers will be posted on classroom website after school today.  Test is Lesson 44. You will be required to read a new-to-you short story and complete the same kinds of tasks we have practiced for the last 3 weeks.


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