Weekly Objectives n n Understand appreciate a short
Weekly Objectives n n Understand appreciate a short story Examine Character in a short story Make inference about a short story Demonstrate understanding of literary terms, vocabulary terms, and various fiction genres.
Weekly Class Agenda n n n Read “Charming Billy” Review Anticipatory Guide Review Quick Write Review Final Exam 10 -week Assessment
“Charming Billy” Setting - ? ? Name place & environment Irony – We might expect a soldier to die of a bullet wound or land mines in a war; however, in “CB” the soldier Billy dies how? ? ?
“Charming Billy” Mood – (Your reaction to story. ) • Intense, fear, ? ? ? Examples! Characters – • Paul – scared, homesick, examples……. .
Characters – Billy Boy – Soldier that takes Billy Boy under his wing – concern, caring, ? ? ? Paul’s dad – concerned, worried, ? ? ?
Simile- • Pg. 63 One by one, like sheep in a dream, they passed through a hedgegrow, …. / Explain: • Pg. 66 Wading through the paddy, his boots made sleepy, sloshing sounds like a lullaby… / The men moved quietly through
The water/grass so they would not alert the enemy just like a lullaby is to quiet babies, not alert them. • Pg. 66 Paul was on his hands and knees, crawling like an insect. / ? ? ? • Pg. 66 …brain flopping like wet cement in a mixer. / He is not…?
• Pg. 67 Stretching ahead of him like dark beads on an invisible chain, a string of shadowed soldiers…. / Explain! • Pg. 67 He felt quite separate from them, as is trailing behind like the caboose on a night train. / ? ? Explain!
Conflict- External • Paul He is young & naïve vs. terror of war • Soldiers vs. ? ? ? • Soldiers vs. moon
Conflict-Internal • Paul Torn between making parents proud vs. fighting the fear of war (shows weakness) • Paul Torn between the reaction of Billy’s death & by laughing
Pun – Irony • Pg. 70 Paul informs reader that when he gets home he will tell dad a funny war story.