Preparing to Read: “The Princess and the Tin Box” page 764 I. Key Idea: Superficial Person- Using words and images, create a “portrait” of a superficial person. What qualities does a shallow person typically possess. (don’t spend more than 10 minutes on this. II. Literary Analysis: Parody- 1. What is a parody? 2. What stylistic techniques are typically used to create a parody? III. Reading Strategy: Predict- 1. What qualities make most fairy tales predictable. 2. What assumptions can you make about the “fairy tale” you are about to read? IV. Author Online: James Thurber- 1. What type of writing is Thurber most known for? 2. Why did Thurber take being a humor writer so seriously? 3. How did Thurber continue to thrive even after his eyesight degenerated?
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