Journal prompt:. Choose a well known religious, national, or cultural symbol. W rite a paragraph analyzing its meaning. Include the standard meaning along with a personal interpretation.
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Choose a well known religious, national, or cultural symbol.
Write a paragraph analyzing its meaning. Include the standard meaning along with a personal interpretation.
When you and your partner have both completed the prompt above, include a personal interpretation from your partner. What does YOUR symbol mean to him or her?
Symbolism, Allegory and Imagery
In the class work section of your notebook, create two columns: SYMBOLS and POSSIBLE MEANINGS
In the fist column, list five concrete objects
In the second column, explain what each object might symbolize
You may work with a partner
The use of figurative or descriptive language to create a vivid mental picture
Involves at least one of the five senses--sight, sound, touch, feel, taste
Helps to establish the mood of the piece
The following images might be used to describe a stroll on a summer night:
Sight - a full moon in a black sky Sound - the chirp of cricketsTaste- the tang of a cold glass of lemonade Touch - a warm breeze Smell - freshly mowed grass
Rip out and complete page 103 in your workbook
Whatever is not finished in class will be homework, due tomorrow (10 points)
“They died by the hundreds, both day and night, and all were thrown in ... ditches and covered with earth. And as soon as those ditches were filled, more were dug. And I, Agnolo di Tura ... buried my five children with my own hands ... And so many died that all believed it was the end of the world.”
—The Plague in Siena: An Italian Chronicle[66
Homework: Workbook, page 103
Imagine you are a guest at Prince Prospero’s bizarre masquerade ball. Using at least 3 examples of imagery, write 1-2 paragraphs describing your experience walking into the party. What do you see, hear, smell, taste, and/or touch? Use details you read in the story as well as your own imagination.
Have you ever tried to run away or hide from a problem? What was the ultimate outcome? Write about a time that you or someone you know tried to avoid something.
Would you want Prince Prospero as a friend? Why or why not? In the journaling section of your notebook, write about whether or not you would choose to be friends with Prince Prospero. Provide detailed reasons to support your decision.