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How to Read Literature

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English 11 Honors: The World on the Turtle’s Back

The World on the Turtle’s Back Form and Content Content refers to the facts and ideas relevant to a piece of writing. The content of the Iroquois creation myth was passed down from generation to generation unchanged. The characters, settings, conflicts, and themes were fairly consistent with each telling. Form refers to the arrangement of […]

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Act II of The Crucible

The Crucible Act I

One of the fundamental questions of Act I of The Crucible is what makes Abigail Williams so evil? Before the play even begins, this wild teen has had an affair with John Proctor and been fired by his wife. She is found in the forest leading other girls in dancing around a fire and she […]

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Act I of The Crucible

Puritan Background

The Puritans

Patrick Henry: Speech in the Virginia Convention

Some of the finer points of Persuasion in Henry’s speech: 1. He acknowledges and empathizes with his opposition in the opening paragraph. “…different men often see the same subject in different lights…” 2. Henry proposes a false alternative based on emotion or appeal to values. “…I consider it as nothing less than a question of […]

English 11 Honors: Week in Review September 8-11

Skills: Thought Process for an Analytical Essay We talked about the importance of beginning with an opinion about the theme of work before taking notes. I pointed out that if you lay out all of the bones of the plot, you may get confused with details that don’t support your theory of the theme. Poe […]

Thomas Paine Review Questions

1. How does Paine engage the audience in the first paragraph? -The Summer Soldier and the Sunshine Patriot -The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph -What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly 2. Identify words with strong connotations in paragraph #1 3. Notice how Paine organizes his ideas with striking contrasts. […]

Crucible: Act II Conflicts

Select one of the topics not already chosen and write an analysis of the conflict and prepare a dramatic presentation of an excerpt from the play. How do these conflicts contribute to a specific theme in the play? Internal Conflicts Elizabeth Proctor John Proctor Mary Warren Rev. Hale Ezekiel Cheever External Conflicts Elizabeth-John Hale-John John-Mary