Vocab
Dunbar/Wallpaper
Occurence at Owl Creek
Outcasts of Poker Flat
Background

100

folk tale used as a way to present outlandish stories in a humorous way
tall tale

100

What is the general prescription for women in the 19th century who suffered from nervous conditions?
the rest cure

100

What time period was the whole story set in?
During the Civil War

100

Protagonist of the story
Mr. Oakhurst

100

What time period range is the realist literary movement?
Late 1800s to early 1900s

200

literary technique that tells a story within a story
framed narrative

200

Dunbar was most well known nationally by what type of written verse?
dialect poetry

200

What was the conflict presented at the very beginning of the story? (Part I)
A man is being hanged at a railroad bridge

200

Who offers to share his provisions with the group?
Tom Simson

200

Realism was a reaction to which earlier era in American Literature?
Romanticism

300

form of english that is generally accepted as the "correct" form
standard English

300

What particular illness can we infer the main character of "The Yellow Wallpaper" suffering from?

post-partum depression

300

What type of narration is the story in, where we only get Farquhar's perspective?
third person limited

300

Why were the characters of the story kicked out of Poker Flat?
Each character represented an immoral act that the town wanted to rid itself of

300

_________ literature can be described as portraying life the way it was actually lived
Realist

400

aspect of language that focuses on mispronunciations, bad grammar, regional terms, and swear words
dialect

400

What does John do at the end of the story?
faints

400

What time setting is Part II of the story in?
Flashback

400

Why was Mr. Oakhurst considered both the strongest and the weakest of the group in the end?
Strongest because he helped those around him to survive and the weakest because he took the easy way out via suicide.

400

Writer who is considered a social satirist and a humorist?
Mark Twain

500

local or regional dialect expression
colloquialism

500

What is one central theme in "We Wear the Mask"?

1. People cover up their true feelings to those around them



2. Dunbar was known for a writing style that wasn't his favorite interest


3. African Americans have to hide their pain in society to function



500

Why did Peyton Farquar try to destroy the Owl Creek Bridge?
To serve the South even though he could not serve in the Confederacy

500

How was the group trapped on their way to Sandy Barr?
They were snowed in

500

Top two elements of Local Color
setting and character development