NOTES Epiphany: a sudden insight or realization that changes someone’s perspective on a situation or him/herself. Tone: Conveying attitude or mood about particular characters or subject matter through careful selection of words and phrases. Connotation: The meaning of a word beyond the simple dictionary definition. Frail vs. Delicate House vs. Home First-Person Point of View: Reading a story through one of the character’s eyes. “I,” “My,” “We” TYPE I QUICK WRITE Take five minutes to write about a time when you had very high expectations, but came to a realization or epiphany that led to being surprised or disappointed with the reality of the situation. Try to picture yourself back in that moment and describe what you saw, felt, and experienced. “A&P” AND “ARABY” Form groups of 3 or 4. In your group, compare and contrast the epiphanies that the characters have in both “Araby” and “A&P” in at least one paragraph. Then answer the following question Can disillusioning experiences teach valuable lessons? Why or why not? Explain. NOTES Freytag’s Pyramid http://www.ohio.edu/people/hartleyg/ref/fiction/freytag.html Third-Person Point of View: the narrator of the story does not take part in the action of the story TYPE I QUICK WRITE The next story that we’re going to read together is about one boy’s embarrassment surrounding the unusual circumstances of his father’s death. Take five minutes to write about one of your embarrassing moments. AN INTERVIEW WITH JEROME Although the story is told in third-person point of view, I would like you to think about how Jerome would explain his own experience (first-person perspective). In groups of 3 or 4, write a 3 question interview with Jerome about his experience of learning of his father’s death. Be sure to write down the questions and the answers. Try to imagine the way Jerome would describe his own experience. Be prepared to share.