BC: Theme | Have respect for your family members.
FC: Aliceville | Tony Earley
1: Tony Earley | *Born in San Antonio, Texas. | *Raised in Rutherford County, NC. | *Studied English at Warren Wilson College. | *Other works include; The Blue Star and Jim The Boy. | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Earley | http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/authors_Tony-Earley-(1002385).htm
2: Characters | *Uncle Zeno - Narrator's Uncle | *Uncle Zeno - Narrator's Uncle | *Uncle Coran + Uncle Al - Twins, brothers of Uncle Zeno | *Narrator - Ten Year Old Boy | *Uncle Coran + Uncle Al - Twins, brothers of Uncle Zeno | *Narrator - Ten Year Old Boy
3: Setting | Setting | *Aliceville, NC *Winter *December 1934 *Rural area | *Aliceville, NC *Winter *December 1934 *Rural area
4: Two Literary Elements: | Imagery: | "The Trunks of the trees around us has changed from black to gray, as if the day had been waiting only for the geese to climb back into the sky. I could make the faint red of the sand of the creek, the dark green of the laurel on its banks."
5: Personification: | "I manged to keep quit about the geese during supper, although Uncle Coran and Uncle Al more than once commented on the possum-like nature of my grin."
6: Conflict | The conflict is whether or not the narrator should lie to his mother.
7: Plot | Uncle Zeno and the narrator make a plan to surprise the twins by catching at least 2 Canadian geese and not sharing.