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Falco276 Group Title

Help! If any one of you read these stories, and ansewered these questions, I'm really stuck and IDK what to do.

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    In the two parts of this assignment, you will demonstrate what you have learned about the elements of fiction and the techniques authors use to create suspense and communicate meaning.

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    Part 1: Which story did you read? Describe the physical setting of the story. Which words or descriptions contribute to the emotional setting or mood? What is the mood that results from the author’s use of description? What is the theme? How do the final lines of the story influence the meaning or theme of the story? What techniques does the author use to create suspense throughout the story? Do you think the techniques you identified in question four were effective? Did they create suspense for you? In your opinion, what technique could be used more effectively? What techniques does the author use to create a surprise ending? Were you surprised by the twist? If so, why? If not, what should the author have done to make the ending more surprising and effective? What was your experience in reading this story? Did it evoke fear or physically have an effect on you? Why or why not?

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    Part 2: Create your own story with a twist ending. Write a synopsis of the story up to the ending, and then fully develop the ending. Use at least three techniques that create suspense and a twist ending. Identify the techniques by labeling them. Create an alternate twist ending of the story that you read in the lesson. Summarize any changes that you would need to make to the rest of the story for your ending to make sense, and then fully develop your alternate ending. Use at least three techniques that create suspense and a twist ending. Identify the techniques by labeling them.

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    Oops, I forgot to name the 3 stories: "The Boarded Window" by Ambrose Bierce, 1891 Old man Murlock boards up the only window in his house. Does he do this to keep something out or to keep something in? "Beware of the Dog" by Roald Dahl, 1946 A British fighter pilot crashes; this is the tale of his recovery. "The Sniper" by Liam O'Flaherty, 1923 A shootout between the two sides of the Irish Civil War unfolds one dark night.

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    I read some of them. Still confused. :P

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    1-8 of the questions for The Sniper : Which story did you read? I chose to read The Sniper. Describe the physical setting of the story. Which words or descriptions contribute to the emotional setting or mood? What is the mood that results from the author’s use of description? The story took place in Ireland during the civil war. When the author writes that Dublin, the main character was enveloped in darkness in a sense that he was hiding, then talks about how he was too excited to eat it explains the anxious mood of the character. In the setting he hears heavy guns roaring, which also contributes to the excitement yet uneasy feeling in the story. What is the theme? How do the final lines of the story influence the meaning or theme of the story? The theme of the Sniper by Liam O'flaherty is the tragedy of war and how it can tare not just a country but families apart, as well as destroy someone’s humanity in the sense that they lose feeling and sensitivity, that war desensitizes the nation as a whole and people generally. The general persona of the character and how he has very little emotion or guilt also shows this. The final lines of the story influence the meaning of the theme as well when the author writes “The sniper darted across the street. A machine gun tore up the ground around him with a hail of bullets, but he escaped. He threw himself face downward beside the corpse. The machine gun stopped.Then the sniper turned over the dead body and looked into his brother's face.” It shows how during the civil war the brothers were fighting against each other, and when he turns the corpse over and sees it is his brother he does not express feeling any kind of emotion, sadness, or regret. What techniques does the author use to create suspense throughout the story? The author begins the short story with a sense of danger, taking place in the Irish Civil war in the 1920’s, when he uses detailed visual and auditory imagery. He also includes conflicts throughout the story, like when the woman pointed to the roof top where he was who might have given his location away. He resolves the conflict by shooting and gives away his location, creating a deadly conflict. Do you think the techniques you identified in question four were effective? Did they create suspense for you? In your opinion, what technique could be used more effectively? I do think his techniques were very effective but I do think he could have used similes to compare what he heard and saw to things someone not from that time period or taking part in some war could understand. What techniques does the author use to create a surprise ending? The author creates a surprise ending by neglecting to foreshadow in any obvious ways to what will happen in the end throughout the story. Were you surprised by the twist? If so, why? If not, what should the author have done to make the ending more surprising and effective? I was not surprised, because in civil wars families often go against each other. However, if instead of killing he brother, when he went to go investigate he could have been shot by his brother, not killed fast enough until he realized it was his brother. What was your experience in reading this story? Did it evoke fear or physically have an effect on you? Why or why not? This story was a good read because, to me it was original and I have never read anything like that or even in the same setting. This story did not evoke any fear, but made me think more on how tragic war is, especially when it is brother against brother.

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    OMG ,IS THIS THE ANSWER , BECAUSE I AM WORKING ON THIS ASSIGNMENT RITE NOW ?

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