Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapter 1.1 | Chapter 1.2 Abstract
* In Chapter 1.1, Mencken discusses how American English differs from the more rigid and "pure" English of England.
* Chapter 1.2 discusses how academics have exacerbated the problem of the American language by their unreasonable opinions.
Chapter 1.3 | Chapter 1.4 Abstract
* Chapter 1.3 sees Mencken describing how the various men of letters, on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean...
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