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Western tall tales2

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  3. 3. Born on a mountain top in Tennessee  He went off to Congress and served a spellThe greenest state in the land of the free Fixin up the Government and the laws as wellRaised in the woods sos he knew evry tree Took over Washington, so I heard tellKilt him a bar when he was only three And he patched up the crack in the LibertyDavy, Davy Crockett, king of the wild Bellfrontier Davy, Davy Crockett, seeing his duty clearFought single-handed through many a war When he came home his politicing was doneTill the enemy was whipped and peace was And the western march had just begunin store So he packed his gear and his trusty gunAnd while he was handlin this risky chore And lit out a-grinnin to follow the sunHe made himself a legend forever more Davy, Davy Crockett, leading the pioneerDavy, Davy Crockett, the man who knew nofear
  4. 4. Setting: the time and place in which a text is set
  5. 5. Setting Most of these texts are presumably set in the western United States, except for Paul Bunyan, which was likely set in more wooded states such as Minnesota or Maine.
  6. 6.  The Battle of the Alamo – a central battle in the revolution to make Texas independent of Mexico – was a 13-day siege in which Mexican troops from Santa Anna attacked American rebels. The battle was from February 23 to March 6, 1836. Many of the rebels who fought here have now become figures of legend, such as Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie.
  7. 7. Plot: the events that come about as a result of the conflict; the action of a story
  8. 8.  2. Rising 3. Climax: Paul 4. Falling Action: Action: Paul finds Babe the Babe helps Paul haul begins his Blue Ox in the wood and Paul finally career as a snow. has him as a friend lumberjack, but his own size. is lonely.1. Exposition: Paul isborn. He and hisparents move.
  9. 9.  3. Climax: John 4. Falling Action:2. Rising Action: John Henry beats the John dies. His wifegets married and steam drill, but comes with his son tochallenges a steam is near death. watch.drill to see who isfaster. 1. Exposition: John Henry is born and becomes a steel- driving man.
  10. 10. 2. Rising Action:Bill becomes one of 3. Climax: Bill 4. Falling Action:the roughest marries Sue. When Sue tries tocowboys around, and ride Widowmaker, shecourts Slue-foot gets shot to the moon.Sue. When Bill tries to rope her back down, he gets shot to the 1. Exposition: Pecos moon too. Bill is lost in the desert and raised by coyotes.
  11. 11.  2. Rising Action: Davy 3. Climax: Davy 4. Falling Action: kills a bear fights many Davy returns home. at only three wars and goes years old.. into politics.1. Exposition: DavyCrockett is born inTennessee.
  12. 12.  All of the stories have the main characters being born or growing up with some extreme strength. Pecos Bill and Paul Bunyan both have the climax as the main character finding someone to stop their loneliness. These characters both match each other in some characteristic, such as size or likeness to an animal.
  13. 13.  Conflict: a struggle between opposing forces Some of the most common conflicts are represented in these texts:Man vs. Machine: John Henry faces off against the steam drill.Man vs. Feeling: Paul Bunyan (in a more minor way, Pecos Bill) feels lonely.Man vs. Nature: Pecos Bill lassoes the tornado.Man vs. Man: Davy Crockett fights in many wars.
  14. 14. Characters Brave? Serious? Eccentric? Humorous? Bold? Determined?Pecos BillSlue-foot SueWidow-makerJohn HenryWifePaul BunyanBabeHell’s GateGang
  15. 15.  All of the main characters (and most of the supporting characters) are eccentric in some way (size, strength, etc.). Most of the main characters suffer from everyday problems despite their abnormalities. The supporting characters of these texts seem to all share some key characteristic with the main character of their story.
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