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“The Road Not Taken” vs. “The Utterly Perfect Murder”. September 17, 2013. Warm-up. Write about a time when you had to make a tough decision. Why was it so hard? Did you have any regrets? What was the outcome? (5-9 sentences). Learning Target

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The road not taken vs the utterly perfect murder

“The Road Not Taken” vs. “The Utterly Perfect Murder”

September 17, 2013


Warm up

Warm-up

  • Write about a time when you had to make a tough decision. Why was it so hard? Did you have any regrets? What was the outcome? (5-9 sentences)


The road not taken vs the utterly perfect murder

Learning Target

  • We will be able to effectively compare two different pieces of literature (poetry and a short story)

Learning Criteria

  • I will participate in a class discussion using my Cornell notes.

  • I will copy down the notes comparing the short story and the poem.

  • I will find two lines in each text that compare to one another and fill out my chart explaining how.


The road not taken vs the utterly perfect murder

The Road Not Taken


Cornell notes discussion

Cornell Notes/Discussion

  • What did you find?

  • Who is the speaker? How do you know?

  • What is the setting?

  • Did you find any metaphors?

  • What do you think the theme of this poem is?

  • What images does the author create?


Poem vs story

Poem Vs. Story

  • Now that we have discussed the poem go back through and find lines that remind you of lines in “the Utterly Perfect Murder” and explain HOW.

    • You are going to have to go back to the story “The Utterly Perfect Murder” so that you can write down those lines as well.


Example

Example

How they Relate

In both texts the narrator/speaker chooses a clear path. Choosing that path made a big difference to both speakers. In “The Utterly Perfect Murder” the speaker gets to go home and live out the rest of his years andin the poem the speaker feels relief at finally choosing a direction to go in life.

“The Utterly Perfect Murder”

“Then swiftly, fleeing ahead of the dawn…back toward Now and Today for the rest of my life”

“The Road Not Taken”

“I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”


Your turn

Your turn!

  • Split a piece of paper in to 3 sections

  • Title them

    • 1. “The Utterly Perfect Murder”

    • 2. “The Road Not Taken”

    • 3. How they relate


Assignment

Assignment

  • You need to find two lines in each story that relate and explain in the third column HOW they relate.

  • Turn in at the end of class!


Homework

Homework

  • Vocabulary Quiz on Friday – ACT Vocabulary

  • Remember – if you are on the list in the back you are required to be here in zero hour tomorrow. Bring work!


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