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A CHRISTMAS TREE - CHARLES DICKENS
THE ARABIAN NIGHTS

NOTES AND QUESTIONS
Biography. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was a great English writer. He gained much of the material for his novels while a reporter on a London newspaper. As a child, Dickens was neglected and received very little education, but before he was thirty years old he was the most popular writer in England. His vivid imagination and keen human sympathy give to his writings a peculiar interest and charm. Perhaps no other writer has made the characters in his stories so lifelike; they are real men, women, and children, not imaginary dwellers in an unreal world. "A Christmas Tree" appeared in Household Words, a magazine which Dickens edited, in 1850.
Discussion. 1. What did Dickens begin to think about when he returned home? 2. How did his "shadowy tree" appear to grow? 3. On what part of the tree were the toys? 4. What would the phrase "lower and maturer branches," page 103, line 23, seem to indicate as the thing to which Dickens is comparing his imaginary tree and its branches? 5. What stories from The Arabian Ni~rhts have you read? 6. Read aloud lines that refer to the stories you have read. 7. Read lines that show the love Dickens felt for children. 8. Read aloud lines containing humorous descriptions or comparisons. 9. In which lines do you think Dickens has best remembered the thoughts and feelings of his childhood? 10. Find in the Glossary the meaning of: tapers; devices; fascination; counselor; mammoth; sinister; perpetually; fire-irons; garnished; nectar; inadvertently; dissolved; versatility; indifferent; talismans; Ali Baba; cricket-bats; stumps. 11. Pronounce: bouquet; ghastly; panniers; Parliament; diminutive; profile; miniature; dissembling; scimitar; genie.

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