Read, Write, Learn

Estimated Time: 3 hours


  • Chapters 1-6


  • As you are reading, write down any sentences or paragraphs that you like or have special meaning to you in your journal.
  • Pay attention to any words or phrases that you don't understand and write them in your journal. Look up the meanings of these words.


  • Read the following article which includes the definition of juxtaposition along with helpful commentary about its use, examples, and the related literary element, Foil.
  • Add the definition of juxtaposition to your notebook.

Juxtaposition: Definition and Examples |

Juxtaposition (pronounced juhk-stuh-puh-zish-uh-n) is the placement of two or more things side by side, often in order to bring out their differences. Imagine a man walking a well-groomed dog on a pink leash on one hand and a rough Rottweiler on a spiked collar on the other hand.

  • Read the definition of allusion and add it to your notebook.

Allusion: Definition and Examples |

Clear Allusion examples and definition. This article will show you the importance of using Allusion and how to use it. Allusion is basically a fancy word for a reference. It's when a writer makes reference to some other work, or an earlier part of the current work.

  • As you are reading this week, write down any examples you find of juxtaposition and allusion. You can write them on your definition page or a separate page, whatever works best for you.

  • Also, during your reading, write down the major characters' names along with phrases from the story that describe them. Include your own thoughts or questions about the characters that you have while reading. You will use this information in your writing assignment for the week.