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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    In Chapter 16, Hannah warns Kit that, without love, she will discover that marrying William will prove a fruitless escape from her uncle's house. Hannah is implying that Kit will not have improved...

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    Kit Tyler's relationship to William Ashby is a complex one that initially operates around the social and socioeconomic customs of the time. Before we dive into this relationship, it's important to...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    In Chapter 1, Kit describes Barbados nostalgically. She misses the "shimmering green and white that fringed the turquoise bay of Barbados." To her mind, the bleak shoreline of Saybrook pales in...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    In The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare, Katherine Tyler, known as Kit, leaves Barbados in 1687 to live with her aunt in Puritan Connecticut. When her boat, the Dolphin, docks...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Mercy asks Kit to help her teach school. There is a big learning curve for Kit in Wethersfield. It takes her some time to learn the chores of the house and the customs of the people. She helps...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    A simile is a figure of speech. Specifically it makes a comparison between two different items in order to highlight some similarity between the two items. The last piece of a simile is that the...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    In Chapter 15, Governor Edmond Andros, the new royal governor, means to make the landowners pay for land they have already purchased. He also wants the landowners to apply for new land grants,...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Most novels have many themes. The Witch of Blackbird Pond is no exception. You can find key themes by reading the novel. What are some ideas that are shown throughout the book when you read it?...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Kit's grandfather had hired an overseer named Bryant to manage the daily workings of his plantation in Barbados. At first, the overseer did not do most of the work on the plantation. Instead, Kit's...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Kit is the hot item in town. She's new to the Puritan community, and she is coming from the exotic location of Barbados. In addition to that, she doesn't have a wardrobe full of the "drab"...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    On one April morning in 1687, Kit arrives in Saybrook Harbor aboard the Dolphin. She has sailed all the way from Barbados to Connecticut in order to live with her mother's sister. When the ship's...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Kit lived in Barbados before moving to Wethersfield. After Kit’s mother and father died, she was raised by her grandfather in Barbados. Barbados was at the time a British colony in the...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Kit is initially unimpressed with America. She finds the towns of Saybrook and Wetherfield to be small and dreary. She had expected to see established and bustling towns, with large buildings made...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    That quote is from chapter 6. Mercy is a great character. She is patient, kind, steadfast, loving, caring, etc. In a lot of ways, Mercy is the exact opposite of Kit. Kit tries hard, but she...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Kit does several shocking things throughout the novel. One particularly shocking event happens at the beginning of the story. Kit is on a small boat riding back from Saybrook to the ship. A...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    There are several examples of compassion in The Witch of Blackbird Pond. Hannah Tupper (the "witch" in the story) comforts Kit when she is upset and feeds her cake. She invites Kit into her house...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    There are three types of author's purpose. These three types are to entertain, inform, and persuade. Elizabeth George Speare's purpose in writing The Witch of Blackbird Pond was to entertain. While...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    When Kit was teaching the dame school with Mercy, she began a routine of telling and reading stories to the children. One day she began to read the Biblical story of The Good Samaritan. Kit had...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Chapter 5: Kit dresses for church, much to the dismay of her uncle. Her dress is colorful and her bonnet has feathers. Her uncle finds her clothing extravagant. Kit sits through her first Sunday...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    The term “whited sepulcher” is used when Matthew complains about having Reverend Bulkeley in his house. He gives the following rant: "He is a hypocrite and a whited sepulcher!" Matthew's fist...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Kit believes that she will find Nat and his shipmates in the stocks. When she learns about the jack-o-lanterns, Kit believes that she will find Nat in the stocks on the day of the public...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Chapter Six sees the Wood family having the Reverend Gershom Bulkely over to dinner. Kit muses that the family took the better part of four days to prepare the feast for the preacher. The...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    When the reader is introduced to Kit, she is on the island of Barbados. She is from an aristocratic family. She's used to having servants and beautiful dresses and all of her needs met. She is...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    The family could tell that Judith was in love because her mannerisms changed and she seemed happier. When Judith is in love with John Holbrook, the family is a little surprised at first. His...

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  • The Outsiders
    Kit is excited when Mercy tells her that she has been recommended by Dr. Bulkeley to teach the young children in the dame school. Kit is recommended because she can read. Mercy has already been a...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Kit was uncomfortable when William Ashby came to call on her because she scarcely knew him. She had only seen him during Sunday Meeting, and she felt as if he were a stranger to her. When he came...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Uncle Matthew and Aunt Rachel take Kit to their weekly Sunday church Meeting. She is dressed in a silk floral patterned dress, which is brightly colored. She also wears a feathered bonnet on her...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    When Kit pictured her new home of Wethersfield, she expected to arrive in an established and civilized town. Instead, Kit finds clusters of shabby wooden houses and muddy streets. She sees a "row...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Dr. Gershom Bulkeley is a man with two titles. He is a doctor of medicine and a reverend for the church as well. He is incredibly well known across the area for his skills in the medical...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Kit grew up where slaves were a way of life, but she is repulsed by the thought of slave ships. Growing up in Barbados as a member of the upper class, Kit is used to having slaves around to care...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Judith resents the fact that Kit has fancy dresses. The relationship between Judith and Kit is a complex one. Early on, Judith is fascinated with Kit. Remember, Kit does not understand the ways...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    There are many themes in The Witch of Blackbird Pond. There are themes of friendship, as Kit befriends outcast Hannah Tupper. Themes of loyalty are shown throughout the story, as Kit reveals...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    In Elizabeth George Speare's award-winning young reader's novel The Witch of Blackbird Pond, prior to the moment the mob decides to storm Hannah's house, a great deal happened to upset the colony...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    When Kit arrives in Wethersfield, she lugs seven small trunks with her. Kit's grandfather had been well off in Barbados, and he provided Kit with fine clothes to wear. She has dresses made of silk,...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Judith is a practical girl. She is attractive and could probably marry any man that she wants to marry. Originally, Judith did have her eyes/heart set on William Ashby, but Kit's presence ruined...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Throughout the first three chapters of Elizabeth George Speare's award-winning young reader's novel The Witch of Blackbird Pond, protagonist Kit Tyler has proven herself to be a nonconformist and a...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Rachel Wood lives in Wethersfield, in the colony of Connecticut. This book takes place during colonial times. Wethersfield is basically a stop along the river in the colony of Connecticut. It...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Kit considers marrying William so she can fit in, because he is rich. William Ashby was originally interested in Judith, Kit’s cousin. However, when Kit comes to town he seems to become...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Kit Tyler is met with suspicion as soon as she arrives in Connecticut in the later 1600s at the age of sixteen. Kit Tyler has been forced into exile from her home that she loves, Barbados, to join...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    I think your question is referring to a plot analysis. As in what is the main conflict and how is it resolved? The main conflict starts right from the beginning of the book. Kit has not been...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    In Elizabeth George Speare's The Witch of Blackbird Pond, while prayer is certainly mentioned several times throughout the book, there are no official prayer meetings. There are also no moments...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    The broad overall charge brought against Kit in chapter 19 of The Witch of Blackbird Pond is witchcraft and consorting with the devil. "Katherine Tyler, thou art here accused that not having the...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    The section that you are talking about is in chapter 8. It covers a few pages, so giving an exact page is not possible, plus I do not know which edition you are reading. Definitely examine...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    The evidence that Goodman Cruff produces at the trial is a copy book. It is the book that Kit has been using to teach Prudence to write with and in. The evidence in the book is that Prudence's...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Kit's uncle, Matthew Wood, is a devoutly religious man and very hardworking. He is a stern provider. Matthew Wood is the kind of guy who says something once and expects people to listen and obey....

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    In Elizabeth George Speare’s The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Hannah Tupper is an old, kind-hearted widow, who is outlawed by the Puritan society. She lives alone in a small house located near the...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Hannah Tupper is a Quaker woman who lives near Blackbird Pond and accused of being a witch. Hannah lives an isolated life because most of the Puritans do not approve of Quakers. They shun her, and...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    In the book 'The Witch of Blackbird Pond' Reverend Bulkeley is critical of the Puritans as he believes they are 'mistaken' or worse (potential traitors) because they have abandoned their 'loyalty'...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    In Chapter 5, when Kit first attends Sunday service with her uncle's family, after the service, she finds that the men, such as the pastor and the deacons, greet her warmly, but their wives look at...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    The red ear of corn mentioned Chapter 13 signifies a colonial tradition. As described in Chapter 13, just like they had barn raisings and house raisings in which they turned difficult labor into a...

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