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

The Cop & the Anthem (1904)

Questions What is the setting (time, place, circumstances) of the story? How do you know? Explain the significance of the possessive pronoun his in the phrase “his bench.” Why is Soapy moving uneasily on his bench? How do you know? Soapy is not interested in exotic European getaways or trips to Palm Beach. What does … Continue reading The Cop & the Anthem (1904)

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)