Feb 14 (B) & Feb 15 (A) Plot

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Brain Warmer:
Set up notebook for plot notes and example
Notebook Page 33: Staple the “Masque of the Red Death” plot mountain picture in the middle of the page

Notebook Page 34: Staple the fill in the blank notes on the right side of the page

Notebook Page 34 Cornell Notes:

Right Corner Heading:
Name
Topic: Plot
Source: Lecture
Date: 2/__/13
Top line of paper:
Objective: SWBAT comprehend text “Pit/Pendulum”; analyze for plot and analyze author’s writing choices
Fill in the Blank Notes on Right Hand Side Column:

Plot: A.K.A the storyline; The series of related events in a story

Plot line Contains:

Exposition: introduces characters, setting, and general conflict

Initial Incident: event that starts the complications of the story

Rising Action: complications and events that build the story’s action before climax

Turning Point: reversal of fortune, point where conditions drastically change for main character

Climax: highest point of action where main character(s) make major decision or action that will ultimately lead to solution

Falling Action: time of great tension after climactic point, actions leading to resolution of problem

Denouement aka Resolution: word is French for “unraveling”; where conflict is settled, often all questions answered

Notebook Page 33:

Masque of the Red Death Plot Line Example (Fill in what is missing on the picture stapled into notebook)

Exposition: Red Death ravaging country, Prince and Abbey secured and provisioned
Initial Incident: Prince throws a masquerade ball
Rising Action: Striking of clock stuns revelers every hour, dreamy mysterious party continues
Turning Point: Masked Figure arrives at midnight
Climax: Prince meets Masked Figure face-to-face, instantly dies
Falling Action: Revelers go to black room and find no one in the Masked Figure’s costume
Denouement/Resolution: Everyone dies, clock stops, fires go out, death rules over all

Finish reading “The Pit and the Pendulum”

Link to story and audio:

http://www.loudlit.org/audio/pitandpendulum/pages/01_01_pitandpendulum.htm

Fill in the blanks on the “Summary of Major Events” as you read
1.Narrator in dark room, judges sentence him toDEATH/ TORTURE 9.Eats drugged BREAD/WATER, COMA
2.Narrator faints, monologues about  DREAMING, STAGES OF UNCONSCIENCESS, HAZY MEMORY OF DESCENT 10.Awakens to see WHOLE DUNGEON, STRAPPED TO WOODEN BOARD, SALTY MEAT WITHIN REACH (LEFT ARM)
3.Narrator regains consciousness, FULL MEMORY OF TRIAL, AFRAID OF DARKNESS 11.Father Time  HOLDING SLOW SWINGING PENDULUM, RATS PICKING MEAT
4.Narrator discovers DUNGEON WALL, WEARING RAGS 12.Pendulum swinging FASTER &LOWER, CLOSE TO DEATH,RATS CHEWING BANDAGES, LIFE OR DEATH
5.MEASURING DUNGEON, FALLS, SLEEPS 13. FREE FROM ROPES, SLIDES OUT FROM UNDER PENDULUM
6.Wakes up, finds BREAD AND WATER, MEASURING CELL 14.Searing hot iron WALLS CLOSING IN, RUSHES TO PIT’S EDGE,
7.Trips, discovers CIRCULAR PIT, DROPS ROCK TO MEASURE 15.Walls RUSH BACK, ARM REACHES OUT
8.Suddenly LIGHT FLASHES OVERHEAD, QUICK DOOR OPEN/SHUT 16.General LaSalle, narrator saved, inquisition is over

Directions for Homework:

Cut out each square and tape it onto the “Pit and Pendulum PlotLine Worksheet” where that part of the story belongs on the plot line. Use your notes and Masque of the Red Death Example to help you.
Then, answer the five questions in complete sentences!

Unit 3 Assignments Overview

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The Masque of the Red Death

Worksheet: Unit3MasqueRedDeathQuestions

Copy of the story: Unit3MasqueRedDeathTextCopy

Vocabulary Sentences

15 sentences from “The Masque of the Red Death” words

10 sentences from “The Pit and the Pendulum” words

See the post titled “Unit 3 Vocabulary” for the words.

The Pit and The Pendulum

Plotline/Exit Questions

Unit3PitPendPlotLineandExitSlip

Feb 1 (A) & Feb 4 (B) Symbolism

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Notebook Page 29

Brain Warmer-Answer these questions:
•What is a symbol?
•What do you think is the most important symbol in “The Masque of the Red Death”?
* Masque of the Red Death Worksheet was checked*

Notebook Page 30

Right Corner Heading
□Name
□Topic: Symbolism
□Source:Lecture
□Date 2/___/13
Top Line of Paper:
Objective: SWBAT locate, analyze and discuss symbols in a text

Right Column Notes:

Symbol

-a person, place, or object that stands for something beyond itself.

 Symbolism

-the use of symbols to represent ideas, emotions, abstract concepts

-allows people to communicate beyond the limits of language and create deeper meaning

Common Ways to Find Symbolism

-Look for:

-repetition

-lengthy description

-special placement/shift in   text’s focus

-Think of:

-what an item might   represent

-typically used symbols   and symbolism

example: black bird=death

 

Examples of Finding Symbolism Talked About from Masque of the Red Death:

•Repetition:“the clock” is repeated over and over
•Lengthy description: the masked figure
•Special placement/shift: The major shift in tones from dark to light….Red Death to Castle to Black Room/Clock description to Masked Ball

Notebook Page 29 Symbolism Practice

1. Castellated Abbey- symbolizes security, wealth

2. Red-symbolizes Blood, death, evil, impending doom

The Red Death- symbolizes the power/gruesomeness of death

3. Blue Room (lies furthest East)- beginning, beginning of life

4. Black/red Room (lies furthest west)- where death meets you, where life is over, sun setting on your life

5. The 7 Rooms- the cycle of your life, the stages of life, the 7 is used often as a symbolic number

6. Ebony Clock- reminder of reality, passing of life, reminder that death is coming

7. Braziers of Fire- the life of the people in the castle, the liveliness and carelessness of the masked ball

8. The Masquerade Ball-the separation from reality, the desire to be distracted from reality, mystery, anonymity

Jan 28 (A) & Jan 29(B) Mood and Tone

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Notebook Page 27

Brain Warmer: Write in at least 2 complete sentences: What event in Poe’s life could you most relate to? Why?

Notebook Page 28

Right Corner Heading:

Name
Topic: Mood/Tone
Source: Lecture
Date: 1/–/13

Top line of paper:

Objective: SWBAT Identify the literary elements: setting, mood, and tone in a text
Mood
• Definition: how the writer’s words make READER feel emotion and the atmosphere
•Contributes to mood: Setting, characters, word choice, details
•Can be positive, negative
•Example Mood words: gloomy, cheerful, amusing, suspenseful
•Example Mood sentence: “The night was dark and stormy with a screaming wind and howling rain.” —Mood: ominous, scary
Tone
•Definition: The attitude the AUTHOR/STORYTELLER has toward the story/readers shown through the author’s choice of word
•Can be positive, negative, or neutral
•Example tone words: serious, bitter, joyous, humorous, sarcastic, suspicious
•Example tone sentence: “I’d rather stay here and wait, than go into that dark room.”—Tone: scared, suspicious

Notebook Page 27

Practice Tone and Mood
“Martin Vanger had contrived his private torture chamber with great care. On the left were chains, metal eyelets in the ceiling and floor, a table with leather straps where he could restrain his victims. And then the video equipment. A taping studio. In the back of the room was a steel cage for his guests. To the right of the door was a bench, a bed, and a TV corner with videos on a shelf.”  (from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson)
1. The author’s tone in this passage is: _______________________
2. The closest mood of this passage is:
a.exciting
b.joyful
c.frightening

 “She was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Her long, flowing locks looked like they were made of gold. Her eyes the color of dark chocolate. He couldn’t wait to see her again….”

Pick the pair of words for the emotions you might feel while reading this quote. Think about why you have the emotions you picked. You may pick more than 1….

happy/pleasing — mean/cruel — annoying/displeasing — mad/angry —  exciting/thrilling —  sad/heartbreaking — scary/frightening —  boring/uninteresting —  calm/neutral

Reading “The Masque of the Red Death” with Audio

Link to story with audio:

http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/147/the-works-of-edgar-allan-poe/5383/the-masque-of-the-red-death/

(Yellow Textbooks Page 53) Read along with the audio. Look for the mood, tone, and the gothic details about setting.

Read through to the end of Paragraph 3, ending with:

“It was toward the close of the fifth or sixth month of his seclusion, and while the pestilence raged most furiously abroad, that the Prince Prospero entertained his thousand friends at a masked ball of the most unusual magnificence.”

Mood of Paragraph 1: frigthening, gruesome, horrifying

Tone of Paragraph 1: ominous, frightening, morbid

Mood of Paragraph 2: light-hearted, calm

Tone of Paragraph 2: calculated, mysterious