The Bass, the River, the Review You need to know these by tomorrow!
Vocabulary • STUDY your Vocabulary Words!!! • LEARN their definitions!!! • SOUND smart when you talk!!! • antipathy, concussion, conspicuous, denizens, dubious, filial, luminous, pensive, quizzical, surreptitiously
Understanding Cause and Effect • (a) The narrator knows Sheila doesn’t approve of fishing. (cause) • (b) He lets the bass go. (effect)/ (cause) • (c) He is filled with regret. (effect) OR • Because the narrator knows Sheila doesn’t approve of fishing, he lets the bass go which causes him to be filled with regret.
Conflict (a struggle) • some conflicts in this story: • narrator’s internal struggle w/self to approach Sheila • narrator’s external struggle with bass and Sheila • main conflict is internal—reel in fish and lose girl or let fish go and keep her (irony is he loses her anyway)
Imagery in the Story • Imagery is the use of words or phrases that appeal to one of our 5 senses: EXAMPLES: • As the bass shot forward, the rod bent into a tight arc. (sight) • The familiar feeling of failure clung to me like a damp swim suit.
Comprehension—remember? • How does Sheila respond when narrator asks her to the dance? • She Asks if he has a car.
Because fishing is so important to the narrator, he does this before picking up Sheila? • He puts his fishing rod in the canoe.
How could Sheila best be described in this story? • She is generally self centered.
The narrator is torn between the tugging of the bass and his desire for Sheila.
Make an A • I have provided everything you need but the effort; that must come from you!