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Short Story Study Guide English I: Mrs. Chenoweth Fall 2011 This is an outline to help you study for the upcoming test. It does not cover everything, but is simply a guide to help you organize. •

“The Flowers” o Background o Setting o Myop o Coming of Age o Sharecropper

“The Interlopers” o Setting o Flashback o Ulrich o George o Feud o Irony (the ending)

“The Most Dangerous Game” o Setting o Survival of the fittest o Rainsford o Whitney o Ivan o General Zaroff o Types of Conflict

“The Cask of Amontillado” o Setting o Author background o Montresor o Fortunato o Verbal Irony o Types of “Mason” o Unreliable Narrator o Types of conflict


“The Scarlet Ibis” o Setting o Author background o Doodle o Brother o Mood o Symbolism of Ibis/Doodle o Internal Conflict

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” o Author background o Deidrich Knickerbocker o Comedic writing o Folktale o Colonial school/teacher o Hessian Solidier o Setting o Ichabod Crane o Katrina Van Tassel o Brom Bones

Additional Tips: • • •

Review old quizzes- some questions will be used again. Read over the stories, especially for the parts you annotated per class discussions. Look over your notes on PLOTSTRUCTURE: o Freytag o Aristotle o Linear Plots o Types of Conflicts o Elements of Plot Make flashcards for characters- see how well you know them and their role in the story.

TEST IS OCTOBER 17 th (B DAY) & OCTOBER 18 th (A DAY)- THIS WILL BE YOUR FIRST GRADE FOR QUARTER 2 AND IT IS A MAJOR GRADE. IT WILL BE A MIX OF MULT I PL E CHOICE, TRUE/FALSE, MATCH I NG, AND FILL- IN- THE- BLANK.

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