domingo, 28 de mayo de 2017

Short story: "The Sniper".

Resultado de imagen para the sniper       "Two snipers on opposing sides of the Irish Civil War clash on a summer evening in June. One sniper fakes his death to trick the other into standing up. While examining the corpse, the sniper realizes that his enemy was ... "



 “The Sniper” relates an encounter in downtown Dublin, near the O’Connell Bridge, between a sniper for the Republicans and a sniper for the Free Staters. Guns roar in the distance as the Republican sniper lies on a rooftop. He is a young boy. “His face was that of a student—thin and ascetic, but his eyes had the cold gleam of a fanatic . . . the eyes of a man who is used to looking at death.”


PORTFOLIO:

  • Answer these questions:

    1. What atmosphere does the author convey to the reader? Give concrete examples.
    2. Characterise the sniper. What do we get to know about his feelings?
  • Vocabulary. Look these words up in a monolingual dictionary. 
    • e.g. beleaguered (line 4): to surround with troops. 
    • Asceti(line ...): ......
    • Spasmodic 
    • Draught 
    • Parapet 
    • Turret 
    • Sniper 
    • Paroxysm 
    • Breastwork 
    • Silhouette 
    • Remorse 
  • Identify the following elements for the short story:
    • Setting: 
    • Plot: 
    • Conflict: 
    • Character(s): 
    • Point of View: 
    • Theme: 
DEADLINE: June 2.

stella :-)


34 comentarios:

  1. 🔎 Sniper: Someone who shoots at people from a place where they cannot be seen

    Camila Romero

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    1. Sorry, I forgot to mention it´s in line 8. Or in the title itself.

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  2. Ascetic (line 10): A person who practices self-denial and leads a simple, severe life without luxuries or pleasure, usually for religious reasons.

    Peñalva Carol

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  3. A turret is a small tower on top of a larger tower or at the corner of a building or wall, typically of a castle.

    It is mentioned in paragraph 8, 9 and 15.

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  4. A turret is a small tower on top of a larger tower or at the corner of a building or wall, typically of a castle.

    It is mentioned in paragraph 8, 9 and 15.

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    1. I´ve just read the short story again and I´ve looked for a better meaning of turret... It tells realtionated with a car anf I found this: ^´a tall structure, usually moved on wheels, formerly employed in breaching or scaling a fortified place, a wall, or the like.` Also it is relationated with fortification.

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    2. Very good alternative!. The search was contextualized in the light of the short story!
      st

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  5. go looking up more words. You can complete the list all together.

    stella

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  6. Draught : (noun), a current of cool air in a room or other confined space.

    Vanesa Longhi.

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  7. Draught,line 15,a single act of drinking/ the amount swallowed or inhaled in one draught.
    Vanesa Longhi.

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    1. Which of these two meanings is the most appropriate?

      stella

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  8. Line 32. Remorse: Deep regret or guilt for a wrong committed.
    Karina Figueroa

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  9. Paroxysm (paragraph 13, line 2): a sudden and powerful expression of strong feeling, especially one that you cannot control.

    Belén Carro

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  10. Silhouette (line 80): an outline of a solid object (as cast by its shadow)
    Liliana Cruz

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  11. Parapet (line 20): a low protective wall along the edge of a roof, bridge, or balcony.

    Luciana Campodónico

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  12. Paroxysm : a sudden expression of strong feeling that you cannot control. / a sudden, short attack of pain, coughing, shaking etc.

    Mentioned in paragraph 13, line 2.

    ~María Nieves Bazán.

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  13. BREASTWORK (line 50):a defensive work or temporary fortification.

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  14. Draught: (line 15) One continuous action of swallowing liquid.
    Burgos Maira.

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  15. Spasmodic (line 6): Happening suddenly for short periods of time and not in a regular way.

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  16. Turret (line 36): A low armoured tower, typically one that revolves, for a gun and gunners in a ship, aircraft,fort or tank (in this case)

    Mariana Gimenez

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  18. ¤ Remorse (line 96)
    A feeling of sadness and being sorry for something you have done.

    Florencia Franco

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  19. Parapet (line 20): a low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony.

    Rocio Molinari.

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  20. Ascetic (line 10) Characterized by severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons. Mercedes Elicegui

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  21. GOOD VOCABULARY LIST.
    Would you like to add MORE words?
    Go ahead!

    stella

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  22. scattered #line 104
    spread far apart over a wide area or over a long period of time

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  23. Breastwork (paragraph 12, line 1): a temporary defensive work, usually breast-high.

    Agustina Massa

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  24. turret: a low armoured tower, typically one that revolves, for a gun and gunners in a ship, aircraft, fort, or tank

    Cecilia Sirimarco

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  25. PAROXYSM (Line 57): A sudden attack or outburst of a particular emotion or activity.

    Paulina Capparelli.

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  26. Good & complete list. Feel free to aADD NEW VOCABULARY ITEMS TO YOUR LIST (portfolio)

    stella

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  27. Enemy; person who hates or opposes another person and tries to harm them or stop them from doing something. Line 33
    Ruth M. Gaona

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