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The Story of an Hour Four Sections Excercise

Name: ____________________
Date: _____________________
“The Story of an Hour”
Dividing the story into four short sections: 1. Hearing the News, 2. Holding Back, 3. Letting Go,
and 4. The Revelation, explain how each section reveals additional information about Mrs.
Mallard. In your explanation, you will need to identify and describe what specific textual
details reveal about the character, that character’s perspective, and the character’s motives.
Section One – Hearing the News
Section Two – Holding Back
Section Three – Letting Go
Section Four – The Revelation