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1 2.9 Irony – The Cask of Amontillado Situational irony occurs in theses two short stories (take notes in your text)In the short story "The Gift of the Magi," a young couple is too poor to buy each other Christmas gifts. The man sells his pocket watch to buy his wife a set of combs for her long, beautiful hair. She, meanwhile, cuts off her beautiful hair and sells it to a wig-maker for money to buy her husband a watch-chain. The author uses irony in this story to compel the reader to stop and think about love, sacrifice and what is truly valuable."The Stolen Party" details an upper-class birthday party as seen hrough the eyes of a 9-year-old Hispanic girl named Rosaura. A seemingly innocent and lively story, "The Stolen Party" quickly reveals itself to be a complex tale that illustrates the effect of class barriers on lower-income children and the painful loss of innocence often faced by those children. Rosaura and Luiciana become friends in the story, but one is lower class and the other upper. Their "friendship" was part of the irony because Rosaura thought she was her best friend but ironically Luciana was using their friendship so Rosaura can do most of the work. “The Stolen Party” uses irony to show how the ways that Rosaura was helping out of the party could be seen two ways – either as being a helpful party guest, or as a paid servant hired for the party. Also, at the end of the story when Rosaura is waiting for Senora Ines. Rosaura expect that she is going to receive a gift but instead she receives money. This is different than what she expected to occur, and therefore ironic."The Stolen Party" details an upper-class birthday party as seen through the eyes of a 9-year-old Hispanic girl named Rosaura. A seemingly innocent and lively story, "The Stolen Party" quickly reveals itself to be a complex tale that illustrates the effect of class barriers on lower-income children and the painful loss of innocence often faced by those children.The Stolen Party shows a great level of irony through Rosaura and Luiciana. Their "friendship" was part of the irony because Rosaura thought she was her best friend but ironically Luciana was using their friendship so Rosaura can do most of the work. Like cleaning up and throwing out the cups etc. Actually, her mother warned her about this happening but Rosaura was so sure they were friends she didn't even worry about it. Her mother said that don't trust rich people, their liars. So Rosuara was definitely warned before she eve got ready to go, so she had time to stop and not go but she still went.Evidence to support that Luciana was using Rosuara as a maid is towards the end of the story. While she was at the party she served the cake thinking that everyone would like her because of this. But their using her. Who goes to a party that's not yours and you serve the cake? I've personally never done that before. I don't understand how she didn't catch in to this. She was probably so excited to go she wasn't even thinking about it. This proves people aren't true friends. No matter how much you like people, some aren't true friends. This story made me think about who my friends are and if their using me for anything. Now every time I make a new friend i'll be sure to see what's really going on. To see what I'm not thinking. Poor Rosuara, when she grows up I hope she doesn't fall into this trap again.
2 2.9 Irony – The Cask of Amontillado This situational irony leads to an understanding of the theme or major idea of each story. You have seen how writers use situational irony in the previous examples.Writers also use other types of irony to create an effect. Predict why they might use these types of irony:-Writers use verbal irony by having a speaker or narrator say one thing while meaning another.-Writers use dramatic irony when the readers know more about what is to happen than the main characters know.Authors can use irony to make their audience stop and think about what has just been said, or to emphasize a central idea (theme), or to create an emotion such as humor. The audience's role in realizing the difference between what is said and what is normal or expected is essential to the successful use of irony.
3 2.9 During ReadingAs you read “The Cask of Amontillado,” pay attention to Poe’s point of view, the story’s plot, and the characters described in the storyHighlight areas of the text where Poe uses irony, and other literary narrative techniques (imagery, use of figurative language, symbol, allusion, foreshadowing and flashback). Identification of these will help you in identifying theme!Also, use the My Notes space to respond to the Key Ideas and Details questions.
4 HW: After Reading, Writing Prompt, & CYU After Reading (instructions on p. 122/chart on p. 123): Highlight the irony in the text. Mark with either VI (verbal irony), SI (situational irony), or DI (dramatic irony). Fill in the chart on page 123.On your own, complete the Writing Prompt and Check Your Understanding on page 122 in your spiral.The audio of the story and instructions are on my website. The chart, writing prompt, and Check Your Understanding are due next Thursday, March 19th.
5 2.9 Group & Class Discussion Discuss/annotate the irony and how it adds to the story’s…PlotCharacter developmentThemeAs a group ,write a thematic statement of the story in your spiral.