The Lady With The Dog
"The Lady with the Dog" is a short story by Anton Chekhov first published in 1899. It tells the story of an adulterous affair between a Russian banker and a young lady he meets while vacationing in Yalta. (From Wikipedia)
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The Lady With The Dog, Anton Chekhov
Yalta is a resort city in the Ukraine. (This annotation contains an image)
A beret is a kind of hat. (This annotation contains an image)
What do we learn about Dmitri in this paragraph?
What does the term "bitter experience" tell us about Dmitri's experiences with women?
Her gait refers to the way she walks.
A Pomeranian is a kind of dog, seen below. (This annotation contains an image)
A fortnight is ___________________.(Hint: If you don't know, use the internet to look up the answer.)
Chekhov uses imagery in the highlighted line. The video below will tell you a bit about imagery. (This annotation contains a video)
From whose perspective is this story told, and how do you know?
In the highlighted sentence, Chekhov uses personification to refer to ______________.
A lorgnette is seen below... (This annotation contains an image)
Please define the following words:superfluousrapaciousobstinatecapricious
In the previous paragraph, Anna reveals some of her personal CONFLICT. Please watch the video below to learn about two kinds of conflict, internal and external, and pay attention to the conflict in the story as you read on. (This annotation contains a video)
You can see some cypress trees in this painting of sunrise on the coast of Yalta. (This annotation contains an image)
Chekhov again uses personification when he says that the sea spoke of peace and eternal sleep.
Please describe the setting of this story.
Is the general attitude towards the Moscow winter in the first paragraph of Part III positive or negative?
Click below and you will see a map of the distance between Moscow and Yalta. (This annotation contains a link)
What literary device does this sentence contain?
This is an example of a sledge. (This annotation contains an image)
Sturgeon is a kind of fish. (This annotation contains an image)
In the space below, please complete the following sentence.Dmitri seems to be bothered by his encounter with the official, but he is really bothered by
Notice the recurrence of the color grey.
Notice that Anna is often referred to as small and young.
What do you think it means to be a "flunkey"? What does this detail tell us about Anna's husband? What does it say about Anna that she thinks of him this way?
Here it becomes clear that Anna has had an experience similar to the one that Dmitri has had since they've been apart.
This sentence contains a paradox: her husband believed her, and did not believe her. What does this paradox express?
How does this love affair impact Anna and Dmitri emotionally? What is the difference between the way they are impacted?
What are some connotations you have with the color grey? Why do you think it's repeated throughout the story; what is the connection between the color grey and the themes or characters in the story?
The book ends with foreshadowing. What do you think the future holds for Anna and Dmitri?