Unit Four: Irony | Elements of Literature
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- William Hogarth and 18th-Century Print Culture—An exhibition of many of Hogarth's satirical pieces; hosted by The Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections at Northwestern University
- Perspectival Parody in Hogarth's Satire on False Perspective—PDF of a critical article
- "A Germ Destroyer" by Rudyard Kipling—E-text of the short story; from a collection of Kipling short stories entitled Plain Tales from the Hills
- "Like Argus of the Ancient Times" by Jack London—E-text of the short story
- Literary Definitions and Types of Irony—Definitions include quotations from Abrams's A Glossary of Literary Terms
"The Golf Links Lie So Near the Mill"
- Cleghorn at About.com—Brief biography of the poet
- Child Labor Education Project—Explanation of the history of child labor and child labor reform in the US
- Oliver Twist—E-text of the Dickens novel
"Jade Flower Palace"
- Masada: King Herod's Fortress Palace—Photos of ruins, including mosaics; models; diagrams; and more
- Masada at UNESCO.org—Description, maps, documents, gallery of images, and more
- King Herod Revealed—Striking images; explanation of Herod's significance as a ruler and builder
- Du Fu (Tu Fu)—Brief biographical information and translations in The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry Web Companion
- Du Fu Index—Additional translations of Tu Fu poems; shown with both traditional and simplified Chinese characters
- "Ozymandias"—Featured in Poetry Foundation's Core Learning Poems series; includes annotated text of the poem, writing ideas, discussion questions, teaching tips, guide to the poem, brief biography of Shelley, and more
"The Grave Grass Quivers"
- Cold Case Center—Links to real police agency cold cases; for use with motivation and introduction to the story
- My Tell-Tale Heart—An interactive e-text for Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" that allows students to annotate the story as they read; includes audio recording of the story
- Native Plant Database—A searchable database with information about plants native to various regions in North America; for use with Science Link and One-on-One activity
- USDA Plants Database—A searchable database for plants in the US and its territories; for use with Science Link and One-on-One activity
- MacKinlay Kantor—Brief biography of the author at Sarasota History Alive!
- Glaucus and Scylla—E-text the Glaucus and Scylla myth; from chapter 7 of Thomas Bulfinch's Age of Fable: Stories of Gods & Heroes
- The Ten Greatest Hyperboles of All Time: Examples of Hyperbole in Prose and Poetry
- Strait of Messina—Satellite image provide by NASA's ASTER science team; includes information The Strait of Messina Bridge Project
- "The Possibility of Evil" by Shirley Jackson—E-text (PDF) of the short story
- Book Twelve of The Odyssey—E-text of translation by Ian Johnston; includes the section on Odysseus's encounter with Scylla and Charybdis
"Letter from a West Texas Constituent"
- Agricultural Subsidies—Information hosted by Encyclopedia.com; includes entries from West's Encyclopedia of American Law, The Columbia Encyclopedia, Dictionary of American History, and International Encyclopedia of Social Sciences
- "A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift—E-text of the satirical essay
"A Considerable Speck (Microscopic)"
- Ant Farm Cam—Live ant farm activity for students to observe
- Recordings of Frost's Poems—Frost reading several of his poems, including "A Considerable Speck"; recordings from HarperAudio; rebroadcast by Internet Multicasting Service
- Robert Frost at PoetryFoundation.org—Biography, poems, articles, audio podcasts, video, and more
- Robert Frost at Modern American Poetry—Biography, critical articles, images, and external links
- The Robert Frost Farm—Information about Frost and the farm he and his family lived on from 1900–1911; also includes Teacher's resources
"The Day the Dam Broke"
- The Thurber House—Features biographical information; a collection of Thurber's writings, correspondence, and other miscellany; literary and educational programs; and more
- "The Night the Bed Fell"—E-text of the short story; PDF format
- "Dam Break" by William Hendryx—Read a true account of a dam break in Lesterville, Missouri
- Telling the Story: Student Resources—Primary and secondary sources for information about the Johnstown flood; provided by the Johnstown Flood Museum; organized as before, during, and after visiting the museum activities
- Run for Your Lives!—A lesson plan from the National Park Service for teaching about the Johnstown Flood
- "A Voice from Death"—A Walt Whitman poem about the Johnstown flood; first published in the New York World newspaper
- The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb—A collection of documents, photographs, oral histories about the dropping of the atomic bomb; provided by the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum; also includes lesson plans
- "First Atomic Bomb Dropped on Japan"—A New York Times headline that appeared on August 6, 1945
- Voices from the Manhattan Project—A collection of audio recordings from those involved in the creation and testing of the atomic bomb
- The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki—A collection of videos, speeches, photo galleries, and an interactive from History.com
From The Screwtape Letters
- Quotations and Allusions in C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters—A collection of quotations and allusions from the book with accompanying explanations
- C. S. Lewis Foundation—A wealth of information about Lewis and his writings; also includes resources for teaching Lewis as well as helpful external links
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