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.
Sections 1-12 Abstract
* Shonagon describes the four seasons and the time of day she enjoys most for each of the seasons.
* The story of a woman striking a man with a gruel stick during the festival of the full-moon gruel is recounted.
* Shonagon notes that women who are hit with gruel...
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