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- Rainsford and his friend Whitney have an extended conversation on board the yacht as the story gets underway. What do they have in common? What differences in their thinking are revealed in their conversation?
- Rainsford describes the “moonless Caribbean night” with a simile: “It’s like moist black velvet.” Imagine you are on the yacht with Rainsford, and explain what the simile makes you see and feel. What else do you imagine you might see and feel if you were on the yacht?
- Describe how the crew and even the captain react to the yacht’s being near Ship-Trap Island. What does Captain Nielsen say about the island? Do you think it introduces suspense into the story? Why or why not?
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An eNotes Response Journal is designed to encourage your students to read and write more effectively and with more pleasure. Each Response Journal includes a rich variety of writing prompts: some will take students directly into the text, while others will give students an opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings and to reflect on their own experiences.
A second purpose of the eNotes Response Journal is to facilitate instruction in ways that work for you in the classroom. The organization of the Response Journal makes it easy to use, and the content and construction of the writing prompts are designed to develop students’ knowledge and academic skills.