A Moveable Feast: 11th American Literature/Composition

11th American Literature/Composition Winter 2008

Audiofiles for “The Pit and the Pendulum” March 11, 2008

Filed under: Poe Project,Unit 3: Romanticism — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 2:35 pm
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podcast.jpgTonight you have the option of listening to an audiofile of “The Pit and the Pendulum” on your own.  You  have three choices for audiofiles:


You have three options for listening….see me if you need help for choosing the selection best for you.   I have brought extra headphones tonight so that you can listen on the computer station.


Responding to “An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge”, November 13, 2007 November 13, 2007

Filed under: Unit 4: Civil War Lit. — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 2:59 pm
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Consider the text of “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” that we read last night as well as the video version.  Please respond to the following questions below in a paragraph of 10-12 complete sentences.

  • What was your reaction to the short story?  Why?
  • Which did you enjoy better:  the text of the story or the video version?  Why?
  • Why do you think Bierce entitled this story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”?
  • What did you think of Bierce’s use of flashback in the story?  Was it effective?  Why or why not?
  • If Bierce would alive today and writing this story in a modern/contemporary setting, what event do you think he might choose as his subject matter?  Why?