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Analysis of Ben Franklin’s Autobiography & Poor Richard’s Almanac. Homework Questions. Page 75 #1-6 What is the tone of Mark Twain’s comments about Benjamin Franklin in the blue box on page 75?. How is his writing different than Puritan writing?.

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Analysis of ben franklin s autobiography poor richard s almanac

Analysis of Ben Franklin’s Autobiography & Poor Richard’s Almanac


Homework questions

Homework Questions

  • Page 75 #1-6

  • What is the tone of Mark Twain’s comments about Benjamin Franklin in the blue box on page 75?


How is his writing different than puritan writing

How is his writing different than Puritan writing?

  • Consider why he writes, his religious views, his virtues/beliefs

  • His writing reveals the emergence of American INDIVIDUALITY

  • How is it evident that he wrote during the Age of Reason? (use your notes!)


From poor richard s almanack page 74

from Poor Richard’s Almanack – page 74

  • Franklin gives advice about how people should behave.

  • He uses aphorisms: brief, cleverly worded statements about that makes a wise observation about life


Look at 1 4

Look at #1-4

Identify the synonym of this saying:

A rumor goes in one ear and out many mouths.

3


True or false according to ben answer on your homework

True or False (according to Ben)answer on your homework

Read #1: Even close friends need some privacy from each other.

Read #2: A mind is a terrible thing to waste

Read #8: Live for tomorrow

Read #14: May all your wishes come true

Read #17: There is dignity in hard work.


Implied metaphors

Implied metaphors

  • Metaphors that do not state explicitly the two things being compared

  • Identify what each of the images mean

    • 4: A spoonful of honey

    • 7: Lying down with dogs

    • 15: An empty bag

    • 16: A small leak


Paradox

Paradox

  • A statement that appears self-contradictory but reveals a kind of truth

    Example: “I must be cruel to be kind” Hamlet

  • Is 1 or 14 a paradox? Why?


On your homework page

On your homework page

  • Explain one of his moral messages in your own words (choose one we have not yet discussed)

  • Which aphorism reveals a healthy skepticism and humor about human nature

    • 1,3,6,15,18,19


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