The Galaxy Response
1. Mark Twain describes in The Galaxy how difficult it is for him as a writer to respond to
letters because it takes up so much time. As a writer, he wants to write back to all of the
letters he receives cordially but he
Transcendentalist Readings Assignment
Transcendentalism and Henry David Thoreaus philosophy of living simply is still very
much alive today. In a society where the kind of shoes you wear or which iPhone you seemingly
defines who you are, it
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Beston remarks that if he could he would love to write a book describing smell, also that
it is sad that cities now smell so poorly as compared to what he smells i.e. the Cape Cod
seashore, wild berries, etc.
On January 15th, 2015 the students of Monomoy Regional High School were privileged
enough to watch a presentation given by Mr. George Scharr of the Cape Cod Symphony
Orchestra entitled Passport to England. In which Mr. Scharr
"And because I had known this outer and secret world, and been able to live as I had lived,
reverence and gratitude greater and deeper than ever possessed me, sweeping every emotion
else aside, and space and silence an instant closed together over life."
Mark Twains World
The town immediately throws a party for Puddnhead. They line the streets with
flags, signs and sirens, thrilled to finally have someone to celebrate. The police officers
lead the way followed by civilians holding up
I pull up, I get out
I hear the crash, I smell the salt
Feel the crunch, taste the breeze
Hear the whistle in the leaves
Like transcending through space, I am here
No doubt in the world, my mind is clear
The waves crash obed
Mark Twains World
Miss. River Qs
1. What types of boats travel along the Miss. River today?
Cruise ships, snagboats (a riverboat that resembles a barge), steamboats, barges and pleasure
boats travel along the Mississippi River. The majority
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 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
"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
"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.
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