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8. (RI 6) What is the author’s overall purpose with this podcast? (persuade, inform, etc.)9. (RI 6) What is the author’s point of view in this episode?10. (RI 2) Which quote best explains the overall theme of the piece? “Half-Hanged” : Reading Comprehension QuestionsDirections : While listening to the podcast and reading along, answer the questions to yourbest ability. Not all questions appear in order as they are found in the text.1. (RL 4, RI 5) At the start of paragraph 11, what is the author’s purpose for using imagery of the farmer?2. (RI 10) The author provides several examples of what could happen to prove someone is a witch. What do these examples tell you as a reader about witch trials during this time period?3. (RL 1, RL 5) Provide textual evidence of the author using suspense throughout the piece:4. (L 5a) Provide two examples of literary devices throughout the piece (simile, metaphor, hyperbole, etc.)5. (RI 6) In paragraphs 28-30, the author uses repetition for effect. What word does the author repeat? What do you suppose the author’s purpose for repetition was here?6. (RI 1, RI 4) What is the author's tone towards the townspeople? Provide textual evidence.7. (RI 2, RI 3) What does Margaret Atwood mean in the last line “Before I was not a witch, but now I am one”? Why do you think the author chose to end the piece with this quote?8. (RI 6) What is the author’s overall purpose with this podcast? (persuade, inform, etc.)9. (RI 6) What is the author’s point of view in this episode?10. (RI 2) Which quote best explains the overall theme of the piece? a. “But oh, how wrong they were”b. “It seems there was a devil in every community.”c. “[this is an example of] what superstitious people are capable of when their fear gets the better of them”d. “Before I was not a witch, but now I am one.”

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