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9 Short Story Review



** EVERYTHING ON THIS REVIEW SHEET IS FAIR GAME FOR THE UNIT TEST.
IF YOU STUDY THE CONTENT BELOW AND HAVE ANSWERS FOR ALL OF THE
QUESTIONS, YOU WILL BE WELL PREPARED FOR THE TEST.


Short Story Terminology and Literary Devices Be prepared to define and
discuss the following in relation to the stories we have read.

Introductions

Expository Introduction:

In Media Res Introduction:

Define Types of Conflict and provide examples from stories

Person vs. Person:


Person vs. Self:


Person vs. Nature/Environment:


Person vs. Society:


Person vs. Supernatural/fate


Types of Conclusion

Explained (expository) conclusion:

Twist:

Open-ended:

Elements of a Plot

Define Protagonist:






Define Antagonist:

What are the three components of setting?






Define
suspense:

Flashback:

Foreshadowing:

Character sketch:

Simile:

Metaphor:

Personification:


The Landlady by Roald Dahl

1. What type of introduction does this story have? How do you know?



2. How does foreshadowing contribute to the development of plot? Provide
examples of foreshadowing and what those examples suggest (refer to your chart.)







The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell

1.Who is the protagonist?

2. Who is the antagonist?

3. Write a point form character sketch of each character. Refer to your literary
terms sheet for a definition if you cannot remember what a character sketch is.




2. How does Richard Connell build suspense and use foreshadowing while
Rainsford is still on the ship?




3. Identify three types of conflict in The Most Dangerous Game.

4. From what point of view is the story told? (first person, third person, third
person omniscient?)

Lamb to the Slaughter

1. Who is the author?

2. Who is the protagonist? How do you know?


3. Who is the antagonist? How do you know?

4. How is the ending of the story ironic?

5. Give me a character sketch of Mary Maloney that includes two points per
category:

Physical

Mental

Emotional
Moral







FORMAT FOR TEST

1) Multiple choice section dealing with plot, literary devices, character,
types of introduction and conclusion
2) MATCHING
3) Short answer

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