Unit 3: The Dark Side Study Guide

Unit 3: The Dark Side Study Guide

UNIT 3: THE DARK SIDE STUDY GUIDE English 9 Mrs. Jacks Ms. Sussman VOCABULARY WORDS TO KNOW Know definition, synonyms, and antonyms for each word: Profusely Doggedly Boisterous

Tangible Retribution Lacerated Quarry Precluded Balmy Accosted

Coveted Absconded Cryptic Reprimands TEXTS WE READ: The Most Dangerous Game The Cask of amontillado Poe Poems: The Raven The Bells Annabel Lee

The Lottery The Morning of June 28, 1948 For each text, be able to: Identify elements of suspense in the story Identify the theme of the story (what lesson about life can you learn from reading the story?) LITERARY TERMS Know the definition and be able to identify an example of the term when given text excepts: Alliteration Foil

Unreliable Narrator Mood Assonance Onomatopoeia Stock Characters ESSAY QUESTION #1 Make sure you answer this question or a zero on the essay portion will result in an automatic fail for the test. Identify one of the darker actions examined in a story or drama from this unit. In what piece is the action highlighted? What intentions or emotions prompt the action? How would the story or drama change if the character involved were able to overcome the darker impulse and indulge a higher intention? Explain.

ESSAY #1 OUTLINE Minimum sentence requirement: 5 sentences Topic sentence- The darker action in the short story or poem, ____________________ (fill in the title of the story or poem) is__________________ (explain the darkness in the story). Main point # 1- The dark action or dark nature is shown when _________________________________ (fill in details from the story that show the darker action taken). Main point # 2- explain what darker nature or desires in the character(s) prompts the dark actions taken in the story or poem. Provide evidence from the story or poem to support your response.

Main point # 3- explain how the story or poem would be different if the character(s) had ben able to see reason and overcome their darker desires. Concluding sentence- What lesson from life can be learned from this story or poem? ESSAY QUESTION #2 Make sure you answer this question or a zero on the essay portion will result in an automatic fail for the test. For each item on the list of writing techniques below, choose the selection from this unit that best utilizes it. Describe how it is used and the effect of its use in the story, and give reasons why you chose it. Withheld information Unreliable narrator Shocking twist Foil ESSAY #2 OUTLINE

Minimum sentence requirement: 5 sentences Topic sentence- The texts in Unit 3 each contain elements of writing techniques that are meant to create and further the suspense of the story. ____________ (state the texts you will reference) had examples of withheld information, unreliable narrator, shocking twist, and foil. Main point # 1- Discuss the text that used withheld information and how the use of it effected the story. Give any reasons why you chose this story for your example. Main point # 2- Discuss the text that used unreliable narrator and how the use of it effected the story. Give any reasons why you chose this story for your example. Main point # 3- Discuss the text that used shocking twist and how the use of it effected the story. Give any reasons why you chose this story for your example. Main point # 4- Discuss the text that used foil and how the use of it effected the story. Give any reasons why you chose this story for your example. Concluding sentence- What parting thought do you have to share about these writing techniques and their purpose in the text? QUESTION FREEBIES! 1. How does Connell create suspense at the beginning of The Most Dangerous Game? Answer: Whitney describes the mysterious reputation of the island they are passing

2. What does the following quote from The Cask of Amontillado reveal about Montresors intentions? Answer: He wants to make sure that Fortunato does not suspect his motives 3. In The Raven which details of the setting contribute least to the poems mysterious and despairing mood? Answer: The room is decorated with busts of ancient gods. 4. What is the effect of the authors use of assonance in the following line from The Raven? Answer: It creates emphasis on Lenore HAPPY STUDYING! Make sure to attend or watch the U3 Review LL (date to be determined so watch your webmail for notification) If needed, you can always revise

your test essay and multiple choice questions to earn a higher test grade. Contact your teacher with questions or if you need any help!

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