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Literature 2
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The Open Window by Saki

 

TREASURE HUNT

Saki – Biography and Works

 

Read a few of the following websites and fill in the chart below:

http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/saki.htm

http://www.users.bigpond.com/burnside/saki.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saki

http://www.classicreader.com/author.php/aut.200/

http://selfknowledge.com/318au.htm

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/authors/Saki.htm

http://www.subir.com/saki/

Table:

1. Author's real name: .........................
2. Place of birth: .........................…….
3. Date of birth:  …………………
4. Date of death: ..........................

5. Important life events:

6. Influences on the author (other writers, historical or personal events, etc.):

7. Typical literary qualities:

 

Story Structure

The story is a tale-within-a-tale (there is a story frame and a story (or stories) told by one of the characters). Fill in the chart to demonstrate this structure:

 
Frame

Describe -

The Characters: .....................................................................................................................

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The Setting:  

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The Plot:  

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 Story within-a-story (1)

 

The Characters: ……………………..……………………………….

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The Plot: …………………………………………………………………………

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 Story within-a-story (2)

 

The Characters: ……………………..……………………………..………………………………………………………………………….

The Plot: ……………………………………………………………………......……

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THE FILM

saki.jpg

Saki

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Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted
 ~Percy Shelley, A Defence of Poetry, 1821
R. M. Hutchins