Flowers for Algernon

By: Morgan, Lexi, and Melinda


This text is about a mentally challenged individual who is chosen for an experiment. Scientists do a variety of tests to determine if there was a way to diminish his illness. The same test is operated on a mouse named Algernon. Their illnesses slowly fade away. After a period of time, the illness comes back and gradually crumbles these individuals.
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (Review) - Minute Book Report


Literary devices

Allusion= On page 62, the story refers back to Mozart and referring back to science journals on listening to music as you fall.

Personification= "who was trying to ride on his coattails" (page 69)

Hyperbole= "I was scared to death of those inkblots." (page 68)

Point of View

This story was told from Charlie Gordon's point of view. I know this because he expresses his feelings and emotions throughout the whole story. He also uses words like I, me, my, mine, we, and our.


Our group thought this story was very interesting. We all agree that the story could have had a better ending. The text was very emotional and sent a good message to the audience. Overall, we were very pleased with this story.
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