Critical Précis

Edith Wharton, “Xingu” (1916): h.htm (this is the story you need to read and then answer the following questions) Organize your critical précis by addressing following questions (use these as headings): • What is the significance of the beginning and ending? • Describe the narrative voice (this may be literary POV, perspective on the topic, camera eye, etc.): why does it matter to the story? • Why does the story have this narrative structure (pacing, action, description, dialogue, etc.)? • What genre (or genres) and medium is this story and why does it matter? Useful Reference on genre: Daniel Chandler, “An Introduction to Genre Theory”: