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Test 2 short stories

American Literature

QuestionAnswer
Who was the first American short story writer who became famous throughout the world? Washington Irving
Who wrote "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legends of Sleepy Hollow"? Washington Irving
How long did Rip Van Winkle sleep? 20 years
Which short story did this quote come from: "Morning, noon, and night, her tongue was incessantly going, and everything he said or did was sure to produce a torrent of household eloquence." Rip Van Winkle
Who is known for his tales of mystery and horror, who introduced the detective story, and greatly influenced the American short story story? Edgar Allan Poe
Who wrote the "Pit and the Pendulum", "The Tell-Tale Heart," ? Edgar Allan Poe
What poet was noted for his extremely melodic and eerie quality of his poetry? Edgar Allan Poe
What story did this quote come from: "My chin rested upon the floor of the prison, but my lips and the upper portion of my head. . . touched nothing." The Pit and the Pendulum
in which story did rats chew off a prisoners ropes The Pit and the Pendulum
Who wrote stories which are famous for their surprise endings and use of dialect? O.Henry
What was Soapy's desired destination in "The Cop and the Anthem" he wanted to get arrested so he could spend the winter on Blackwell's Island, a workhouse
What are some ways that Soapy tried to get arrested? broke a window, ate a meal without paying, flirted with a woman, displayed disorderly conduct and sole an umbrella
What short story writer from Maine was known for her beautiful descriptions of the life an countryside of 19th century New England Sarah Orne Jewett
In which story did two elderly sisters have to leave their home after their father died? The Town Poor
What story did this quote come from: "There were no considerations of Mediterranean cruises, of soporific Southern skies or drifting int eh Vesuvian Bay. Three months on the Island was what his soul craved." "The Cop and the Anthem"
Who wrote about his shipwreck in "The Open Boat" Stephen Crane
In which story did four men get shipwrecked and have to row to shore The Open Boat
What story did this quote come from:""None of them knew the color of the sky" The Open Boat
short story an imaginative prose narrative written to give the reader entertainment and insight
plot the events in a story
characters those who make the plot happen
theme the meaning of the story
setting time, place, and general background of a story
tone (mood) the attitude or emotion of the author or narrator toward his subject or audience
point of view the the perspective from which a story is told
omniscient point of view an all knowing author is the narrator
objective point of view when the author presents characters in action without comment
irony when the meaning of the words are direct opposite of their usual sense
verbal irony saying the opposite of what is meant
dramatic irony contrasting what a character says and what a reader knows to be true
limited point of view when the author tells the story from the viewpoint of one character using first or third person
the ridicule of human folly with the purpose of correcting it satire
Created by: libbykaly