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English 10 Honors: American Literature » The Open Boat by Stephen Crane Close Reading and Annotation Review Exercise

The Open Boat The Open Boat by Stephen Crane Close Reading and Annotation Review Exercise
Reviewing Many Skills Learned First Semester

You will find the related files below.


Learning Goals: 


You will demonstrate your understanding of:


    • how to read and annotate a text to prepare to write about it;
    • how authors develop themes, the naturalist theme;
    • how to identify the protagonist and antagonist;
    • how to discern primary and secondary themes;
    • how to recognize patterns/motifs and discern the significance of them;
    • how authors can use imagery, diction, and syntax to express mood;.
    • how to infer the meaning of words using context clues;
    • how to discern third person omniscient and third person limited narrative styles;
    • how authors use personification and anthropomorphism to bestow power on inanimate objects and animals;
    • how predictability and stereotypes can devitalize humankind;
    • how authors use irony to reveal a point of view;
    • how authors draw from life experiences;
    • how redundancy and length of a story can achieve a narrative purpose;
    • how to compare and contrast fictional and non-fictional accounts of the same event and how one can complement the other.

Directions: Read the story completely once before annotating it.  Use the related file below to help guide you through your second reading.


Immediately after you read the story the first time:

  • develop 5 level two, and 3 level three questions.

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