"The Death of Ivan Ilych"
By: Leo Nikolaievich Tolstoy
"The Death of Ivan Ilych" is set in the late 19th century in Petersburg Russia and
surrounding areas. Throughout much of the story takes place in the home Ivan Ilych
shares with his family.
"A Doll's House"
By: Henrik Ibsen
"A Doll's House" takes place in Norway in the 19th century at Christmastime. The
majority of the play takes places in the middle class home of Nora and Torvald.
Point of View
"A Doll's House" is a drama. It is tol
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
By: Robert Louis Stevenson
Setting: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde takes place in London in the
Point of View: It is told by Utterson with a third person omniscient point of view. The
"A Worn Path"
By: Eudora Welty
"A Worn Path" takes place during Christmas time. The majority of the story is set in the
woods where Phoenix Jackson was walking through to get to town. The woods are full of
obstacles including a hill a creak, big d
By: Ted Kooser
Type of Poem: "Abandoned Farmhouse' is a pastoral poem because the farmhouse is
located in a rural setting. The poem is a free verse poem as well because it has rhythm but
does not have a fixed meter or rhyme.
"A Rose for Emily"
By: William Faulkner
"A Rose for Emily" takes place in the later 1800s and early 1900s in a Civil War town
called Jefferson, where the Battle of Jefferson took place. A large part of the story is
spent in Emily Greirson's big sq
By: Erica Funkhouser
Type of Poem: "The Accident" is a narrative poem. It tells the story of the moment a
wife realizes her husband is having an affair with their neighbor after she sees how her
husband acts when the three of them are in th
By: Edgar Allan Poe
Type of Poem: "The Raven" is a narrative poem that tells the story of a man who starts
talking to a raven that enters his house.
Speaker and tone: The speaker in the poem is an unnamed narrator who just lost
someone he love
By: Franz Kafka
Setting: "Metamorphosis" takes place in the family apartment of Gregor Samsa. Though
the location of the apartment is never mentioned, it is mentioned that it is across from a
hospital and that the landscape outside is very
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
By: Mark Haddon
Setting: The majority of the novel is set in Swindon, England in the 1990s-2000s. Part of
the story takes place in London, England when Christopher Boone decided he is going to
travel to li
By: Gustave Flaubert
Madame Bovary takes place in multiple cities in Provincial France. The beginning of the
story is set in St. Rouen, where Charles Bovary attends school. Charles Bovary then goes
to Tostes where he first works in t
What: a play written by William Shakespeare, his longest, probably most complex and
most often performed.
First Performance- 1602
First Published- 1603
Setting: Elsinore Castle in Denmark
Themes: deceit, duplicity, madness