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1812 - French troops Today is National Evaluate Your Life Day

under Napoleon Bonaparte To make butter more


began their retreat from attractive in color, carrot
Moscow. juice was used by people
in the Middle Ages.

October 19th2009
GRAB YOUR WAR BOOK AND A DAILY ON YOUR WAY
INTO CLASS!!!

BE SEATED AND WORKING WHEN THE BELL


RINGS.
FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN A
DETENTION
THERE WILL
BE A CUMULATIVE
TEST ON STORY-ELEMENTS AT
THE END OF THE WEEK.

ALSO, YOU ONLY HAVE THIS WEEK, AND NEXT, TO


GET IN ANY MISSING OR LATE WORK BEFORE THE
END OF THE TERM.

THE CUTOFF IS OCT.30th.


Evaluate the impact of word
choice and figurative language
on tone, mood, and theme.

SETTING STANDARD
How does setting impact story?
How does setting impact story?
 Setting or the time and place of the action in a short story has a
definite impact on the character development and plot.

 The setting is often found in the exposition of the plot and readily
establishes time and place. Frequently it plays an important role
in the conflict giving credence to the rising action as a climax or
turning point is approached. Richard Connell’s “The Most
Dangerous Game”, is a story that focuses on the external conflict
of character versus character (Zaroff and Rainsford) and an
individual’s struggle with nature (Rainsford’s struggle with the
setting namely, Ship Trap Island).

 The study of setting in the short story not only enables the us to
analyze the importance of this element to the whole but will allow
us to reflect upon the importance of time and place in our own life
and understand how it contributes to our own character
development and conflicts.

Setting
A. Place - geographical location. Where is the action of the story
taking place?

B. Time - When is the story taking place? (historical period, time of


day, year, etc)

C. Conditions - Is it rainy, sunny, stormy, etc?

D. Mood or Atmosphere - What feeling is created at the beginning of


the story? Is it bright and cheerful or dark and frightening?

What constitutes Setting?


 Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, poet, editor and
literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of
mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story
and is considered the inventor of the detective-fiction genre. He is further credited with
contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction.[1] He was the first well-known American
writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.
[2]

 He was born as Edgar Poe in Boston, Massachusetts; his parents died when he was young. Poe was
taken in by John and Frances Allan, of Richmond, Virginia, but they never formally adopted him.
After spending a short period at the University of Virginia and briefly attempting a military career,
Poe parted ways with the Allans. Poe's publishing career began humbly, with an anonymous
collection of poems, Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827), credited only to "a Bostonian".

 Poe switched his focus to prose and spent the next several years working for literary journals and
periodicals, becoming known for his own style of literary criticism. His work forced him to move
between several cities, including Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City. In Baltimore in 1835,
he married Virginia Clemm, his 13-year-old cousin. In January 1845, Poe published his poem "The
Raven" to instant success. His wife died of tuberculosis two years later. He began planning to
produce his own journal, The Penn (later renamed The Stylus), though he died before it could be
produced. On October 7, 1849, at age 40, Poe died in Baltimore; the cause of his death is
unknown and has been variously attributed to alcohol, brain congestion, cholera, drugs, heart
disease, rabies, suicide, tuberculosis, and other agents.[3]

 Poe and his works influenced literature in the United States and around the world, as well as in
specialized fields, such as cosmology and cryptography. Poe and his work appear throughout
popular culture in literature, music, films, and television. A number of his homes are dedicated
museums today.

POE
As you read, identify lines of text that not
only inform the reader of the setting, but
set the tone and mood of the story.

You must have at least (3-5) Quotes from


the story. These are word for word
quotes.

AS WE READ…