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1) The first three pages of Chapter 3 (pages 39-41) describe the general feel of Gatsby’s parties. Read the description again, and explain how Nick uses devices like SIMILE, IMAGERY, and DICTION (which is specific word choice) to show how grand and elegant these parties are.

2) When Nick meets Gatsby for the first time (on Page 48), he describes how Gatsby smiles at him in a long paragraph that begins with “He smiled understandingly…” and ends with “Sometime before he introduced himself I’d got a strong impression that he was picking his words with care.” Using Nick’s own words, explain the power of Gatsby’s smile. What effect does it have on Nick? What point is he trying to get across?

3) On page 55, Gatsby is standing on the porch as Nick leaves the party and the automobile wreck that is causing commotion. Nick says, “The caterwauling horns had reached a crescendo and I turned away and cut across the lawn toward home. I glanced back once. A wafer of a moon was shining over Gatsby’s house, making the night fine as before, and surviving the laughter and the sound of his still glowing garden. A sudden emptiness seemed to flow now from the windows and the great doors, endowing with complete isolation the figure of the host, who stood on the porch, his hand up in a formal gesture of farewell.” Look at the words Fitzgerald uses. How does this scene show a contrast between the crazy honking of horns in the yard and the figure of Gatsby on his porch? Make sure to clearly explain what this contrast is.

4. Explain how the way the author orders his ideas in “The Perils of Indifference” helps develop his overall point. Be sure to cite at least two specific parts of the text when explaining the relationship between the text’s structure and its meaning. (10 points)

5. In her “Speech After Being Convicted of Voting,” Susan B. Anthony uses several historical sources to support her argument about women’s right to vote. Describe two of the sources she uses, and explain how those sources contribute to her point of view. Be sure to use specific details from the text to support your ideas. (10 points)

6. In “An Indian Father’s Plea,” Medicine Grizzlybear Lake argues that his son, Wind Wolf, is not “a slow learner.” Describe how Lake supports his argument and explain how he successfully builds this argument using effective examples. Be sure to discuss at least three effective examples that support his argument. Use specific details from the text within your essay. Organize your essay using: an introduction paragraph that lays out your argument, body paragraphs that develop your thesis, and a conclusion paragraph that wraps up your argument.

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