Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn
A Mothers Story Notes
One out of five girls is physically or sexually hurt by a boyfriend.
In nine out of ten reported abuse cases, the male is the abuser.
Signs of abusive relationship
1. Abuser states no one cares for
1) Parable- a short moral story, deeper meanings
are present despite the fact that it is a simple
2) Allegory- a story that teaches a spiritual or
moral lesson in which the characters often
Breathing Underwater 2/14 pages 86-100
Answer the following questions on a separate sheet of paper.
TOTAL= _ points
1) On page 89, write down two examples of verbal irony and explain why each
one is verbally ironic.
2) Go to page 90. Read My stoma
Breathing Underwater 2/23, 2/28
1. On page 107, find an example of verbal irony
and a hyperbole. Write them both down and
explain each one.
2. Explain how and why the dolphins are symbolic.
3. On page 110, Nick states to Caitlin, Were two
of a kind. Expla
January 10th Breathing Underwater Literary Device Notes
Allusion- a reference to somethingliterary, historical, biblical,
Metaphor- comparing two unlike things not using like or as
Ex. The football player resembled a truc
Breathing Underwater 4/4, Pages 219-230
1. What was Marios lesson to Nick about
anger management? Explain.
2. List the three Cs
epiphany- a sudden realization that
often leads to some form of change in a
persons life. The change is often positive,
TLL Chapters Four-Eleven Notes:
Aphorisms from chapters 1-7 from The Last Lecture:
1) An injured lion still wants to roar
2) If you can dream it, you can do it.
3) We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the
4) Never make a decisio
The Last Lecture
By Randy Pausch
Aphorism-a short saying embodying a general truth, or clever observation.
1. Death ends a life, not a relationship.
2. Death is as natural as life. Its part of the deal we made.
3. We cannot change the cards we are dea
Chapter 8 Summer Odyssey (Rameck)
a. Counselor at Seton Hall Pre. Med/Dental
b. Interviewed George, Sam, and Rameck
c. Taught Course called Becoming a
d.Gave advice such as getting to class on
time, sit in
Chapter 10 A Different World (Rameck) and
Stereotype- when people behave in predictable ways.
1) Rameck: On the streets where I grew-up, you didnt
worry about consequences. If someone disrespected
you, you beat his ass. Period.
A Raisin in the Sun Notes Act 1.1
Foreshadowing- when a writer/producer gives readers/viewers hints as to what may
happen later in a story, movie, play, etc.
Ex. Ruth calls Willie a good for nothing loudmouth.
Conflict-struggle between two opposing forces
A Raisin in the Sun Act 1.1-2.1 review
Fill in the blanks with the appropriate responses. Do your best with spelling.
A Raisin in the Sun is about a black family named the _. The main
characters names include _, _, _,
_, and _. _ and _ are
the married cou
A Raisin in the Sun Act 2.3 Notes:
Visionary Utopia- a psychological picture of perfection
and happiness, but usually unrealistic.
Pun- playing on the dual meanings of words
The plant- represents Mamas dreams and ability to
English Poetry Unit
Poetry- a piece of literature written in verse
Verse- a line of poetry or a stanza
Types of poetry:
narrative- tells stories utilizing verse, some have
simple plots, others have detailed plots, settings, and
Cats in the Cradle
Poetic terms for your literary arsenal:
Folk song- a cultural song that usually tells a story
repetition- use of any element of languagea sound, a word, a phrase, a clause, or a sentence
more than once. Repetition is use
Breaking Point by Alex Flinn
Notes on Prologue, chapter 1 and 2
TERMS: MANY ARE REVIEW!
1) flashback- an interruption to the story to explain
events that already happened.
Ex. Transition from Prologue to Chapter 1
Page 9 in chapter 2
2) protagonist- the c
Chapters 3-5 Notes Breaking Point:
Several examples of harassment/bullying thus far
Offensive Post it notes on his back
2. intentional tripping in social studies class
3. trashing of locker with coke through vents,
damaging Pauls books
Breaking Point chapters 6,7,8 Notes
literary ambiguity- when plot information is purposely left
unclear in order to create speculation and suspense for readers
Ex: Who killed Davids dog?
scapegoat-a person, group, or thing upon whom the blame
Final Review Sheet English 142 (Final is on _) 09-10
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Breaking Point by Alex Flinn
Be sure to review the above books. Make sure to know the plot of each literary work as
well as all the terms t