These is my Words Summer Reading Study Guide

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Unformatted text preview: Title Author Protagonist​ ​and Details ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​These​ ​is​ ​my​ ​Words ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Nancy​ ​E.​ ​Turner Sarah​​ ​-​ ​a​ ​young​ ​woman​ ​who​ ​travelled​ ​west​ ​with​ ​her​ ​family​ ​and eventually​ ​marries​ ​Jimmy​ ​and​ ​has​ ​a​ ​daughter,​ ​only​ ​for​ ​Jimmy​ ​to​ ​die. She​ ​faces​ ​many​ ​trials​ ​and​ ​hardships. - Conflict(s) Characterizatio n - Most​ ​important ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​character​ ​detail - Author’s attitude ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​toward Death​​ ​-​ ​Death​ ​follows​ ​Sarah,​ ​where​ ​she​ ​loses​ ​her​ ​young​ ​brother Antagonist​ ​and​ ​Details Clover,​ ​her​ ​father,​ ​her​ ​first​ ​husband​ ​Jimmy,​ ​and​ ​her​ ​second​ ​baby​ ​in​ ​a miscarriage.​ ​Although​ ​death​ ​does​ ​make​ ​her​ ​who​ ​she​ ​is,​ ​it​ ​causes​ ​her - Form/Type incredible​ ​grief. - Characterizatio n - Most​ ​important character​ ​detail - Author’s attitude ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​toward Savannah​​ ​-​ ​The​ ​wife​ ​of​ ​Sarah's​ ​brother,​ ​Albert.​ ​She​ ​is​ ​a​ ​quaker​ ​girl. Secondary​ ​Characters Sarah​ ​saves​ ​her​ ​family​ ​from​ ​near​ ​death. Jimmy​​ ​-​ ​Sarah's​ ​first​ ​husband. - Purpose Jack​​ ​-​ ​Sarah's​ ​second​ ​husband,​ ​whom​ ​she​ ​deeply​ ​loves. - Most​ ​important Albert​​ ​-​ ​Sarah's​ ​older​ ​brother​ ​who​ ​married​ ​Savannah​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to forget​ ​his​ ​grief - minor Mama​ ​-​ ​Sarah's​ ​mother,​ ​she​ ​deeply​ ​misses​ ​her​ ​husband​ ​and​ ​son​ ​and characters works​ ​hard​ ​to​ ​raise​ ​her​ ​children​ ​after​ ​losing​ ​her​ ​husband​ ​and​ ​child. - Character details - How​ ​main character’s ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​actions​ ​affect ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​secondary ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​characters Key​ ​Plot​ ​Detail - Exposition (background) Rising​ ​Action Climax Falling​ ​action Resolution Sarah​ ​and​ ​her​ ​family​ ​move​ ​to​ ​Arizona​ ​where​ ​she​ ​experiences​ ​many hardships​ ​and​ ​trials,​ ​such​ ​as​ ​losing​ ​her​ ​father​ ​and​ ​brother.​ ​As​ ​she becomes​ ​familiar​ ​with​ ​others,​ ​she​ ​falls​ ​in​ ​love​ ​with​ ​two​ ​men​ ​but marries​ ​Jimmy​ ​and​ ​has​ ​a​ ​daughter​ ​with​ ​him.​ ​When​ ​she​ ​thinks​ ​her life​ ​is​ ​good,​ ​Jimmy​ ​dies,​ ​after​ ​this​ ​sudden​ ​death,​ ​she​ ​falls​ ​in​ ​love with​ ​Jack​ ​and​ ​marries​ ​him,​ ​only​ ​to​ ​later​ ​have​ ​a​ ​miscarriage.​ ​At​ ​last she​ ​has​ ​children​ ​and​ ​along​ ​the​ ​way​ ​looks​ ​at​ ​her​ ​life,​ ​and​ ​learns​ ​from her​ ​experiences​ ​ ​as​ ​a​ ​daughter,​ ​mother,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​once​ ​widow. Central​ ​Themes Main​ ​idea Topic​ ​versus the ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​statement ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​about​ ​the ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​truth . - Connection between ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​themes​ ​and ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​plot, ​setting, ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​mood,​ ​and ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​tone. - - A​ ​theme​ ​which​ ​appears​ ​in​ ​this​ ​story​ ​is​ ​coming​ ​of​ ​age. Because​ ​her​ ​diary​ ​begins​ ​with​ ​her​ ​as​ ​a​ ​young​ ​16​ ​year​ ​old​ ​and the​ ​audience​ ​watches​ ​her​ ​develop​ ​into​ ​a​ ​26​ ​year​ ​old,​ ​acts​ ​of maturity​ ​and​ ​adolescence​ ​can​ ​both​ ​be​ ​seen. Another​ ​theme​ ​is​ ​life​ ​and​ ​death,​ ​she​ ​loses​ ​two​ ​husbands​ ​and even​ ​has​ ​a​ ​miscarriage,​ ​signifying​ ​the​ ​death​ ​in​ ​her​ ​life,​ ​but despite​ ​this​ ​trauma,​ ​she​ ​picks​ ​herself​ ​up,​ ​signifying​ ​the​ ​life in​ ​her​ ​personality​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​her​ ​strength. - The​ ​story​ ​took​ ​place​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Arizona​ ​territories​ ​in​ ​the​ ​United States​ ​between​ ​1891​ ​and​ ​1901,​ ​following​ ​Sarah​ ​from​ ​the​ ​age of​ ​16​ ​to​ ​the​ ​age​ ​of​ ​26. - The​ ​tone​ ​of​ ​the​ ​author​ ​seems​ ​to​ ​be​ ​a​ ​pity​ ​and​ ​sympathy​ ​for herself,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​a​ ​deep​ ​love​ ​and​ ​empathy​ ​for​ ​the​ ​ones​ ​she cares​ ​for,​ ​such​ ​as​ ​her​ ​daughter.​ ​Therefore​ ​there​ ​is​ ​a sympathetic,​ ​yet​ ​gloomy​ ​undertone. - The​ ​story​ ​is​ ​a​ ​diary,​ ​therefore​ ​an​ ​autobiography​ ​written​ ​in first​ ​person​ ​by​ ​Sarah​ ​Agnes​ ​Prine​ ​herself. Setting - ​ ​Place ​ ​Time ​ ​Connection​ ​to plot,​ ​mood,​ ​and themes Tone - Author’s attitude​ ​toward the​ ​subject, characters,​ ​or reader. - Description: ironic, sympathetic, mysterious, gloomy. Point​ ​of​ ​View - First - Third - Omniscient - Limited - Purpose/Effect of​ ​this - POV:​ ​i.e.,​ ​why did​ ​the​ ​author choose​ ​it? Elements​ ​of​ ​Style - Language - Organization - Diction - Sentence structure and​ ​length Devices:​ ​imagery, repetition,​ ​symbolism, dialogue. The​ ​author​ ​uses​ ​symbolism.​ ​One​ ​example​ ​of​ ​symbolism​ ​would​ ​be the​ ​symbol​ ​of​ ​education.​ ​When​ ​the​ ​book​ ​starts,​ ​her​ ​grammar​ ​seems to​ ​be​ ​that​ ​of​ ​an​ ​illiterate​ ​person,​ ​but​ ​transforms​ ​and​ ​improves. throughout​ ​the​ ​story. ...
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