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What is the thwmw, or central idea, of The Five Helpers by A. W. Cardinal? How is the theme conveyed? Where and when does The Five Helpers take place?...

What is the thwmw, or central idea, of The Five Helpers by A. W. Cardinal? How is the theme conveyed? Where and when does The Five Helpers take place? What details does the writer use to create the setting? Does the setting create a mood or feeling?
Various Pieces of Literature Study Guide Assignment Instructions: Each group has been assigned 3 (with the exception of the Middle Ages group who has been assigned 2) smaller works of Fction or prose. ±or each of the pieces, complete the following Study Guide. ±ollow the format according to the genre. Do not forget to complete the Socratic Seminar portion at the bottom. 40 points (Fx on your calendar which says 25 points) If a short piece of Fction: Title:_________________ Author:_______________ Part I: Create a plot diagram that includes Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, ±alling Action (or denouement), and resolution. Then, use bullets to Fll-in the events of the story in the appropriate places. Example: Part II: Answer the following questions as thoroughly and completely as you can. Use details/evidence from the text to support your responses. a) What is the theme, or central idea, of the selection? How is the theme conveyed? b) Where and when does the selection take place? What details does the writer use to create the setting? Does the setting create a mood or feeling? c) Describe the narrator (Frst person, third person, limited, omniscient, etc.). What e²ect does the point of view have on the way you experience the selection? d) In what struggle is the protagonist involved? Is the central con³ict internal, within the main character’s mind, or external, with another character, society, or nature? How is the con³ict resolved? e) What special devices does the author employ? ±or example, does the author use a surprise ending, foreshadowing, or ³ashbacks? What literary devices does the author use (Fgurative language, hyperbole, simile, metaphor, etc.)? f) Describe the author’s use of symbols in the story. Does the symbolism work to shed light on the story’s theme(s) or main idea(s)? If a poem… Title of Poem:_______________ Poet:______________________ Part I: Create a Soapstone & Nailing the Poem chart and Fll-in based on poem.
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Part II: Answer the following questions: a) What does the title of the poem draw your attention to? Does it provide a clue for the rest of the poem? b) What is the setting of the poem? c) What is the main action or idea of the poem? d) Who is speaking? Are they speaking to someone else or directly to thre reader? e) Describe the speaker’s tone. Is he/she happy or unhappy, playful or serious, sarcastic or earnest, etc.? Does the tone shift at any point in the poem? If so, how? f) Is there a main image repeated throughout the poem? Is there a series of images? If it is a series, how does it develop and how are the images related to one another? g) What kinds of Fgurative language does the poet use- simile, metaphor, personiFcation, others? h) What words does the poet choose? Why? What are there connotations? i) What is the music of the poem? Is the rhyme related to the poem’s structure- i.e. is it a ballad, rhyming couplets, a sonnet? Or, is the music produced in another fashion? j) What is the poem’s structure? How does the structure develop the main idea? k) What is the e±ect of the poem on you? l) What have you learned about the poem by examining it closely? Based on your analysis, what do you think the author is trying to say in the poem? After you Fnish ALL 3 study guides (1 for each piece of literature)… Create Socratic Seminar questions (1 for each type of question). You do not need di±erent sets of questions for each piece of literature. Instead, have one Socratic Seminar that incorporates all three pieces. Try to gear your questions to similarities, connections, and comparisons between the three pieces.
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