The Landlady page 61 By Raold Dahl Standard • 3.2 Evaluate the structural elements of the plot (e.g., subplots, parallel episodes, climax), the plot’s development, and the way in which conflicts are (or are not) addressed and resolved. Write a story using the following words • • • • Facades Congenial Conjured Rapacious • Tantalizing • emanate Vocabulary Draw • #1 Vocabulary Word Ex. conspicuous • #2 The definition of the word. Ex: adj. noticeable • #3 Use the word in a sentence using context clues. Minimum 10 words per. Sentence Ex.: The robber looked conspicuous wearing a ski mask in line at the bank. • #4 Simple picture depicting the word. • 2. façade: (noun) means: front of buildings • 3. congenial: (adj.) means: agreeable; pleasant • 4. conjured up (verb) means: called to mind. • 5. rapacious (adj) means: greedy • 6. tantalizing (adj) means: teasing by remaining unavailable; tempting facades • 1. facades: noun fronts of buildings • original context: “the handsome white facades were cracked and blotchy • from neglect” p. 63 congenial • 2. congenial adjective agreeable; pleasant • “ a pub would be more congenial.. There would be beer and darts” (63). rapacious • 3. rapacious adj. greedy • “The name itself conjured up images • of watery cabbage, rapacious landladies, …”(63). tantalizing • 4. tantalizing adjective teasing by remaining unavailable • or by withholding something desired by someone; tempting. • “There was nothing more tantalizing than a thing like this that lingers just • outside the borders on one’s memory” (67). tantalize emanate • 5. emanate verb come forth • “He caught a whiff of a peculiar smell • that seemed to emanate directly from her person”(68). conjured • 6. conjured- called to mind dithering • 7. dithering about-confused or nervous manner dotty • Dotty: adj. crazy foreshadowing • A hint or clues of what is to come idiom • a saying that can’t be literally understood. How does Roald Dahl in “The Landlady” hint a Billy Weaver’s death? • Turn the question into a statement: Roald Dahl in “The Landlady” hints at Billy Weaver’s death through his use of foreshadowing. #2 Concrete Detail Concrete Detail = Quote or Example from the story Give background information to give the quote some context. “….” For example, the setting is described as… For example, when the landlady opens the door, she… Wrong! • For example, “The air was deadly cold and the wind was like a flat blade of ice on his cheeks”(62). • You did not give a context to this quote. • What is the background? Much Better • For example, the author describes the weather as “deadly cold” and the wind as “a flat blade of ice”(62). • Now commentary: Images of murder creep into the reader’s mind thus foreshadowing the tragic end. Concrete Detail Example Raold Dahl describes the setting as “ deadly cold and the wind was like a flat blade of ice on his cheeks” (62). How to blend quotes • The landlady asks Billy to sign the book and adds“…and we don’t want to go breaking any laws at this stage in the proceedings” (65). Sentence 3 & 4 +=Commentary • Your opinion, insight or analysis about the concrete detail. Begin the sentence with: This shows, This demonstrates, This foreshadows, • Avoid I think, I… • One more sentence of commentary. More concrete detail #5 In addition, : Concrete Detail (Quote or Example from the story) Give background information or the context) • In addition, the landlady explains to Billy, “But I’m always ready…on the off chance that an acceptable young gentleman will come along”(65). This shows • 6. Commentary (Your opinion, analysis about the concrete detail. • This shows, This demonstrates, This foreshadows, Avoid I think, I… • 7. One more sentence of commentary. Final Concrete Detail • 8. Lastly, : Concrete Detail (Quote or Example from the story) Give background information. • The landlady asks Billy to sign the book and adds “…and we don’t want to go breaking any laws at this stage in the proceedings” (65). • This shows • This foreshadows • This illustrates, illuminates, demonstrates… • 9. Commentary (Your opinion, analysis about the concrete detail. This shows, This demonstrates, This foreshadows, Avoid I think, I… • 10. One more sentence of commentary. Conclusion • A finished feeling for the paragraph. • “BED AND BREAKFAST, BED AND BREAKFAST. Each word was like a large black eye staring at him…forcing him to stay” (63). • Commentary: Write two sentences of your evaluation or analysis of the above quote. Avoid “I think…” • This shows: • “But this dame was like a jack-in-thebox. He pressed the bell-and out she popped!”(64). This shows • The landlady explains, “But I’m always ready…on the off chance that an acceptable young gentleman will come along”(65). This shows • The landlady asks Billy to sign the book and adds “…and we don’t want to go breaking any laws at this stage in the proceedings” (65). • This foreshadows • Billy suddenly recalls where he has heard Christopher Mulholland’s name and asks, • “wasn’t that the name of the Eton schoolboy who was on a walking tour through the West Country and then all of a sudden…” • “Milk?” she said. • This suggests • After Billy realizes the dachshund is stuffed, the landlady explains,“I stuff all my little pets myself when they pass away. Will you have another cup of tea?”(69). • This shows • “Mr. Temple, of course, was a little older…There wasn’t a blemish on his body”(68). • This shows Standard for irony • 3.6 Identify significant literary devices (e.g., metaphor, symbolism, dialect, irony) that define a writer’s style and use those elements to interpret the work. Verbal Irony • Verbal irony involves a contrast between what is said or written and what is really meant. • Ex. Baseball player strikes out and you call him “slugger”. • Ex. My friends old, slow horse is called lightning. (misnomer) • Ex. I’m so lucky to have met you. (cheater) Situational irony/ Irony • Situational irony occurs when what happens is very different than what is expected. • Ex. The fire station burns down. Dramatic irony • Dramatic irony occurs when the audience or the reader knows something the character does not know. • Ex. The Diary of Anne Frank • Ex. The shower scene in Psycho foreshadowing • A hint or clues of what is to come • The setting is described as, “…deadly cold and the wind was like a flat blade of ice on his cheeks”(62). • This hints… • “ the air was cold and the wind was like ice on his cheeks”(62).