ELA 20 – Unit 1 Review

The following terms should be mastered for the test: Noun (pronoun, proper noun, common noun) Verb Coordinating conjunction (FANBOYS) Adverb Setting Theme Characterization (direct, indirect) Character Types (dynamic, round, static, flat) Point of view/narrative perspective Metaphor Simile Personification Diction Foreshadowing Symbol/symbolism Types of conflict Climactic Structure (exposition, inciting incident, rising action, climax, denouement, resolution) The … Continue reading ELA 20 – Unit 1 Review


ELA 20 – Dramatic Reading

CC20.3 – Speak to present ideas and information appropriately in formal (dramatic reading) and informal situations. A dramatic reading is a public reading or recitation of a work of literature (as a poem, story, or play) with an interpretative or dramatic use of the voice and often of gestures. A well done dramatic reading brings … Continue reading ELA 20 – Dramatic Reading

Hills Like White Elephants (1927)

  Themes: Choices, Communication, Identity, Alcohol.   Explain the setting (time, place, circumstances) and its significance. Describe the characters.  What type(s) of conflict exist in the story? What literary devices does Ernest Hemingway use? Locate as many as possible. Are there any symbols in this story? (Hint: yes) What could be symbolic, and what is … Continue reading Hills Like White Elephants (1927)