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.
* The poem "Pale Fire" is the last, unfinished work by the poet John Shade, who has recently died.
* Charles Kinbote is introduced as the narrator, and then editor of the poem. He is a professor at Wordsmith University, where he worked with John Shade.
Pale Fire, Canto One Abstract
* We learn of the poem's...
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