Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1 and If On a Winter's Night a Traveler)
Chapter 1 and If On a Winter's Night a Traveler
The majority of the book is told from a second-person perspective. This means that the main character is referred to as "you." This lesson will explore the use of second-person point of view and its effectiveness in this story.
1. Class discussion: Describe the use of the second-person perspective in this book. What are the characteristics of the second-person point of view? Does this book possess these characteristics? How do you know?
2. Group assignment: In a group, create two lists. One should be the positive elements of using second-person perspective, and the other should list the negative elements. For each item on the list, provide a specific example.
3. Individual assignment: Write two to three paragraphs from the novel from a different perspective.
4. Homework: Examine the copy you wrote in class from another perspective and the original novel...
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