Realism, Regionalism, Naturalism

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Realism,
Regionalism,
Naturalism
Tuesday, Oct. 23
Bellwork
• What do you know about the time period
from 1850-1915?
– List any important events, people, inventions,
books, etc. that you can recall.
– If nothing comes to mind, turn to page 450 in
the blue textbook and pick out significant
events from the timeline.
realism
• Literary/artistic movement, 1850-1915
• Sought to portray life as it was really lived,
in an objective, factual way.
• Authors looked for meaning in
commonplace, ordinary experiences.
What led to the
movement?
• Began after Civil War
• Industry started to turn fantasy into reality:
the electric light, car, and telephone were
developed
• Readers now wanted to see life as it was,
not as it ought to be or some creation of
fantasy
Naturalism
• A subset of Realism
• Authors tried to examine people
objectively & scientifically
• “Destiny” is determined by heredity,
environment, & circumstances
• Nature is not romantic or inspiring– it’s out
to get you, and you have to struggle to
survive!
Regionalism
• Another subset of Realism
• Fed Americans’ curiosity about other parts
of the country
• Authors capture “local flavor” of a region
– Vivid description
– Regional dialect/ colloquialisms
– Emphasis on speech, dress, customs, etc.
– Not always realistic– some “tall tales”
Features to watch
for:
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Hyperbole
Understatement
Irony
Frame Narrative
Dialect
Wednesday, October 24
Bellwork
• Suppose you were a regionalist author writing
a story about Fayetteville.
– What might your story be about?
– What “local color” details would you include to
make Fayetteville “come alive” for your audience?
– Any words you’d spell differently to reflect how
people talk here?
– By the way, if you aren’t from Fayetteville, you
may write about your hometown.
Thursday, October 25
Bellwork
• If you had the opportunity to look into the
witch’s eye and see how you would die,
would you look?
• Why or why not?
Monday, October 29
Bellwork
• Think of a time that your character has
been put to the test; that is, a difficult
situation that you had to endure, or
overcome.
• What did you learn about yourself?
To Build a Fire
Jack London
pp. 498-509
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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The Outcasts of Poker Flat
476- 484
Bret Harte
The Assignment:
• Choose 2 stories to read this week.
• Write 1 R.A.F.T. Assignment (to be
distributed tomorrow or Weds.)
• Use graphic organizer to compare stories.
• Keep track of daily reading progress on
notecard.
Tuesday, October 30
bellwork
• Choose the correct word:
– Now that the school-year is in (it’s/ its’/ its)
second quarter, (students’/ student’s/ students)
must begin to take more responsibility for the
quality of (there/ their/ they’re) work. The more
energy and thought you put into (your/ you’re)
writing, the more satisfaction you will get from it.
Please write out the entire passage. It’s good
practice, putting the right word in the right place.
Wednesday, october 31
Bellwork
• What do you like and dislike about the
story you are reading?
• What questions do you have about it?
Friday, November 02
Bellwork
• Write a journal entry about how class went
yesterday with the substitute.
– Did you get a lot of work done?
– Did you feel like the class got a lot of work
done?
– What went well, and what does the class
need to improve on?
If you were absent yesterday, write a journal
entry about something else.
Tuesday, November 06
Bellwork
• Today is election day! What are your
thoughts about the election? Do you wish
you could vote? Who will win, do you
think? Are you nervous, excited,
indifferent…?
Wednesday, November 07
Bellwork
Correct the errors in the following
occasion/position statements:
• Despite the fact that their sisters; Antigone
and Ismene have very different beliefs about
obedience and authority.
• Because both stories are about survival
under adverse conditions.
• Although they feature similar conflicts; the
story’s resolve differently, with one character
dying, and another losing her mind.
Thursday, November 08
bellwork
1. Which is correct?
a. The Yellow Wallpaper
b.
c.
d.
e.
“The Yellow Wallpaper”
The Yellow Wallpaper
“The Yellow Wallpaper”
“The Yellow Wallpaper”
Bellwork, cont.
2. Which is correct?
a. The main character writes, “I cry at
nothing, and cry most of the time” (4).
b. The main character writes, “I cry at
nothing, and cry most of the time.” (4).
c. The main character writes, “I cry at
nothing, and cry most of the time (4).”
d. The main character writes, “I cry at
nothing, and cry most of the time. (4).”
Bellwork, cont.
3. Which is the best occasion/position
statement for a compare & contrast essay?
a. Although the main characters have
different problems, they both have the
ultimate goal of freedom.
b. Although the stories are different in many
ways, they both have a lot of irony.
c. Although they have different endings,
“The Yellow Wallpaper” and “The Story of
an Hour” both have to do with women
being trapped within their minds.
Writing
Instructions
• By the end of the day, write one great
paragraph.
– Use your occasion/position statement as a
topic sentence/thesis
– Introduce your occ/pos statement if
necessary.
– Use specific details and examples from both
stories to support your topic sentence. You
may use quotations and/or paraphrases.
– Use transitions between ideas, to help your
reader follow your train of thought.
Friday, November 09
Bellwork
Today we are revising our paragraphs that we
wrote yesterday. What kind of help do you need
with your paragraph?
Consider these common problems, or add your
own:
• Being more specific
• Writing more clearly
• Finding something meaningful to compare or
contrast
• Using quotations
• Writing a concluding sentence/ tying it all
together

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