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English 12/LIT 115
English 10 Honors: American Literature » Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Young Goodman Brown Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Hawthorne's Famous Moral Allegory

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Young Goodman Brown

By Nathaniel Hawthorne


Learning Goals:  Students will demonstrate their understanding of:


·        close reading and annotating texts;

·        the definition of allegory; the roles of characters in allegory;

·        the role of symbolism in the development of meaning in literature;

·        how authors use imagery to create mood;

·        how mood can foreshadow the nature of future action in a story;

·        how to develop a cogent and focused thesis statement;

·        how to support your thesis with textual evidence;

·        how to effectively incorporate quotes into your analysis;

·        how to avoid simple summary.


Directions: Read the story completely once before annotating it.  Define bold terms in your logs.


Before you read the story:

·        Read “Close Reading” handout


Before you reread and annotate the story:

·        Consider the questions below to help guide your annotations.


Immediately after you reread the story:

·        Develop 4 level two, and 3 level three questions.


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