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Warm up write your answer only 1 of 3
WARM-UP: Write your answer only1 of 3

In World War II, the Russians thought the wide Bug River would protect them from the German army. But the Germans had an ace up their sleeve. They had invented an underwater tank! The Russians were surprised when 80 tanks emerged from the river-on their side!

What do the underlined words mean?

  • The Germans could perform magic tricks.

  • The Germans were good card players.

  • The Germans had been keeping their underwater tanks a secret.

Write your answer 2 of 3
Write your answer… 2 of 3

In the mid-1960s, young men in college could not be forced to join the military. Still, many of them protested the Vietnam War. In 1968, that law was changed, and even college students were drafted. This added fuel to the fire, and demonstrations against the war increased.

What do the underlined words mean?

  • Made the situation worse

  • Increased the size of the military

  • Caused protestors to burn things

Write your answer 3 of 3
Write your answer… 3 of 3

When Meg Conkey stumbled upon a cave in France in 1994, she was in for a surprise. The walls of the cave were covered with drawings of animals and human handprints. The drawings were created 32,000 years ago. They are the oldest cave drawings ever found.

What do the underlined words mean?

  • Became lost in

  • Fell into

  • Found by accident

This is just to say
This Is Just To Say

I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold

Rich friend
Rich Friend

She had a rich friend, an old school friend whom she refused to visit, because she suffered so keenly when she returned home. She would weep whole days, with grief, regret, despair, and misery.


I take the snap from the center, fake to the right, fade back...I've got protection. I've got a receiver open downfield...What the hell is this? This isn't a football, it's a shoe, a man'sbrown leather oxford. A cousin to a football maybe, the sameskin, but not the same, a thing made for the earth, not the air.I realize that this is a world where anything is possible and Iunderstand, also, that one often has to make do with what one has. I have eaten pancakes, for instance, with that clear corn syrup on them because there was no maple syrup and they weren't very good. Well, anyway, this is different. (My man downfield is waving his arms.) One has certain responsibilities, one has to make choices. This isn't right and I'm not going to throw it.

So you want to be a writer
so you want to be a writer?

if it doesn't come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don't do it unless it comes unasked out of your

heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut, don't do it. if you have to sit for hours staring at your computer screen or hunched over your typewriter searching for words, don't do it.

if you're doing it for money or fame, don't do it. if you're doing it because you want women in your bed, don't do it. if you have to sit there and rewrite it again and again, don't do it. if it's hard work just thinking about doing it, don't do it. if you're trying to write like somebody else, forget about it.

Domestic work 1937
Domestic Work, 1937

All week she's cleaned someone else's house,stared down her own face in the shine of copper-bottomed pots, polished wood, toilets she'd pull the lid to--that look saying

Let's make a change, girl.


She plays JINXED, with the J on a double-letter score. 30 points. She's beating me already. Maybe I should kill her. If only I had a D, then I could play MURDER. That would be a sign. That would be permission. I start chewing on my U. It's a bad habit, I know. All the letters are frayed. I play WARMER for 22 points, mainly so I can keep chewing on my U.  As I'm picking new letters from the bag, I find myself thinking - the letters will tell me what to do. If they spell out KILL, or STAB, or her name, or anything, I'll do it right now. I'll finish her off.

The printer s error
The Printer's Error:

Fellow compositors and press workers!

I, Chief Printer Frank Steinman, having worked fifty- seven years at my trade, and served five years as president of the Holliston Printer's Council, being of sound mind though near death, leave this testimonial concerning the nature of printers' errors.


She arranged her board and began a pen-and-ink drawing to illustrate a magazine story. Young artists must pave their way to Art by drawing pictures for magazine stories that young authors write to pave their way to Literature.

Poetry terms chart


This will count as a QUIZ grade!

You will find all the definitions in the literature book!

Tp castt analysis of poetry
TP-CASTT Analysis of Poetry

T- Title

P- Paraphrase

C- Connotation

A- Attitude

S- Shifts

T- Title

T- Theme