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Suspense

Uncertainty or anxiety the reader feels about what is going to happen next in a story

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Imagery

Language that appeals to the senses

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Narration

Type of writing or speaking that tells about a series of related events

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Beleaguered

surrounded and under attack

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Ascetic

Severe; also, self-disciplined

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Fanatic

Person who's extreme dedication to a cause is excessive to unreasonable

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Ruse

Trick

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Silhouetted

Outlined

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Remorse

Deep guilt

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Paroxysm

Sudden attack; fit

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Reeling

To be thrown off balance; to fall back; staggering

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Bounded

To leap forward or up; to spring

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Recoil

The kickback from a fired gun

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Setting

Dublin, Ireland
Nighttime
Rooftop by the gov buildings
June 1920s
Irish Civil War

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Characters

Sniper
Sniper's brother
Tank shooter
Spy woman

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Protagonist

Sniper

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Antagonist

Sniper's Brother

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Exposition

Says it's the Irish Civil War
Gun shots
Surrounded by enemies
Hiding

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Conflicts

Man vs Man
Man vs Himself

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Rising Action

Everything up to the climax

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Climax

Finally shoots the other sniper

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Falling action

Runs to his brother

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Resolution

Sees his brother's face

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Themes

War Is Hell
All's Fair In Love And War
There's More Than One Way To Suffer

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Sight

Rooftop view - dim light
Tank Shooter and Old Lady talking
Man falls off roof
Man on other roof (silhouette)
"Eyes of a man used to looking at death"

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Touch/Feeling

The bullet wound (dead sensation; oozing blood)
Kickback of gun into his shoulder

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Sound/Hearing

Gun shots spastically ringing out
Body hitting the ground with a dull thud
Pant of the tank
Old Woman (spy) scream

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IRA

Irish Republican Army

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Catholic, Protestant
Nationalist, Unionist

The war is not ________ vs ________
But rather _________ vs _________

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William of Orange

Protestant who defeated the catholic king

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King James II

Catholic king defeated by Protestant

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British

The Protestant people went in favor of this government

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Nationalists

The small number of Irish who demanded independence

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Republicans

saw violence as the only way to achieve their freedom

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Ulster

Britain's part of the island that they got to keep after they agreed to the creation of an Irish state

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Protestant

Most of the people in Ulster who wanted a British rule

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Michael Collins

Irish hero who was assassinated for us agreement to the partition

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Shipyards

Her Majesty did not require ocean travel so people who worked in these ( mostly Protestant ) suddenly did not have a job

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Unionists

The people who's only hope was to remain part of the United Kingdom

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Petrol Bombs

Hand-made, easily-made bombs that were thrown over peace walls

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Catholic

Irish

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Protestant

British

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Catholics

People who liked the tri-color flag

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British/Protestant

soccer and cricket
State-run schools
The Rangers
Orange
Union Jack
Named after Queen Elizabeth and King William
More Scottish sounding
Crew cut and certain type of boot
Eyes set close together

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Catholic

Celtics
Green
Irish tricolor
Mary and Patrick
Claddagh rings
Gold hoop earrings
Red hair
Too many kids

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Democratic Unionist Party

Founder : Ian Paisley
against the Good Friday Agreement
Does not like Sinn Fein

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Sinn Fein

Nationalists
Leaders : Gary Adams and Yasser Arafat

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