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Anticipation Guide for "The Cask of Amontillado"

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Transcript of Anticipation Guide for "The Cask of Amontillado"

Edgar Allan Poe's
"The Cask of Amontillado"
An Anticipation Guide
Part 1:
Describe 5 things that you expect to find in scary stories.
Part 1 (continued):
Describe five things that scare you.
Everyone is afraid of something. So an answer of "nothing" will not work.
Part 2: Read the following statements
and decide whether you agree or
disagree with them.

Write A for agree
Write D for disagree.
1. People who are insane always know that they are insane.

Agree
Disagree
2. Sane people sometimes imagine they have been wronged when they haven't.
Agree
Disagree
3. If you commit a major crime, sooner or later you will be caught.
Agree
Disagree
4. When you've done something wrong, it's agony to wonder if you will be caught.
Agree
Disagree
5. Anyone could be murdered by someone he/she knows.
Agree
Disagree
Part 3: True or False
Write out each statement.
Answer "True" or "False" for each statement.

1. It is possible to secretly plan to kill someone . True False
2. It is possible to be completely wrong about a person's character.
True False
3. Insane people cannot distinguish between what is real and what is not real.
True False
4. Guilt often makes criminals confess.

True False
5. It is possible to be temporarily insane.

True False
6. It is never right, under any circumstances, to kill another person.
True False
7. It is possible to lie so well that neither how you act nor what you say will give you away.
True False
8. Some criminals do not feel any guilt at all for the wrongs they have committed.
True False
9. People who have committed crimes always act nervous.
True False
10. It is possible for a person to feel no mercy.

True False
Part 4:
Things You Need to Know
Before We Read.

Vocabulary
Read and write the following words and definitions carefully.
1. utterance - something that is spoken

2. impunity - without punishment

3. immolation - a sacrifice (kill)

4. quack - a person who pretends to have skills or powers he doesn't

5. gait - the way someone walks

6. leer - a desirous or knowing look

7. catacombs - underground cemeteries and passages

8. grotesque - fantastically ugly, absurd, or bizzare

9. gesticulation - hand movement

10. fettered - tied or chained
Latin phrases

Nemo me impune lacessit = no one harms me and goes unpunished

In pace requiescat = rest in peace
Part 5: Fiction Elements in "The Cask of Amontillado"
Characterization
Conflict
Imagery
Point-of-View
Irony
Tone
Theme
The author's expression of a character's personality through the use of action, dialogue, thought, or commentary by the author or another character.
The struggle within the story.
Types:
person vs. person person vs. nature
person vs. self person vs. supernatural
person vs. society person vs. technology
Words and phrases that appeal to the reader's senses. Writers use details to help the reader imagnie how things, look, feel, smell, sound, and taste
The perspective from which a literary work is told
The most common points-of-view are:
first person point-of-view: the narrator is one of the characters in a story. The narrator uses the pronouns I, me, and we.
third person point-of-view: the narrator is not in the story. The writer uses pronouns such as he, she, and it
third person omnicient point-of-view: (or all knowing) the narrator knows everything about the characters and can see into their minds to report what the characters are thinking
verbal irony - saying one thing but meaning the opposite
situational irony - when something unexpected happens
dramatic irony - when the audience knows something a character doesn't
A writer's attitude toward his or her subject. It may be
angry, sad, humorous, or any other emotion or attitude
The message the writer wishes to share with the reader. The message might be a lesson about life or a belief about people and their actions. Most themes are not stated directly. They are hidden messages that the reader must decode. it is probable that different readers discover different themes in the same selection.
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