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Ponder: Think of our area’s biggest TOURIST draw (probably Boat Night, right?)… How do Tourists view Port Huron & Boat Night? How do you view the tourists who come to PH for Boat Night/other area events? Have you been a tourist somewhere & witnesses this phenomenon?.

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Consider the lobster david foster wallace

Ponder:

Think of our area’s biggest TOURIST draw (probably Boat Night, right?)…

How do Tourists view Port Huron & Boat Night?

How do you view the tourists who come to PH for Boat Night/other area events?

Have you been a tourist somewhere & witnesses this phenomenon?

“Consider the Lobster”-David Foster Wallace


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“Consider the Lobster”-David Foster Wallace


Consider the lobster david foster wallace2

“Consider the Lobster”-David Foster Wallace


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“Consider the Lobster”-David Foster Wallace

Things to consider while reading & for post-reading discussion:

1) Cultural Criticism:

What is DFW saying/implying about American culture?

2) Footnotes & Documentation

Read WITH the text; what purpose do they serve?

3) Authorial Voice

Who is David Foster Wallace? Is he believable? Reliable?

4) Organization of piece

How is it set up? What is the purpose for the arrangement?

5) Unintended Irony & Tone

What is the overall tone of the piece? How does/doesn’t

it fit the source (Gourmet Magazine)?


Consider the lobster david foster wallace

Definition:

a literary technique which encompasses the attitudestoward the subject and toward the audienceimplied in a literary work

Tone

Subject

Occasion

Audience

Purpose

Speaker

Tone

Examples:

formal, informal, intimate, solemn, somber, playful, serious, ironic, guilty, sarcastic, condescending…


Consider the lobster david foster wallace

Tone

For Discussion:

What is the difference in TONE between the two parts?


Soapstone quiz for lobster

SOAPSTone Quiz for “Lobster”

  • Complete in groups of 2 or 3

  • Answer each question thoroughly; cite evidence from the article when appropriate

    Be prepared to discuss as a whole


Puzzle paragraph

Puzzle Paragraph

  • 10 minutes to write your paragraph & include the noted items.

  • Refer to the article as necessary

  • Share several w/class


Rhetorical precis

Rhetorical Precis

  • 4 groups; each group with a different segment of the precis.

  • Be as concise as possible; yet, still answer the requirements

  • We will type up the entire precis when finished & edit it again for conciseness.


A closer look at tone

A closer look at TONE…

“The Plastic Pink Flamingo”

  • 3 minute free write on your associations with plastic pink flamingos

  • Read Wikipedia excerpt on Plastic Flamingo

  • Annotate the text for “facts”

  • Read “Backstory: Extinction of an American Icon” (CSM 2006)

  • Annotate the text for the “cultural significance”

  • Read “In the Pink No More” (NY Times 2006)

  • Annotate the text for “cultural significance”

  • Discuss Findings

  • Read “The Plastic Pink Flamingo: A Natural History” (J. Price)

    • Annotate the text (tone, organization, diction…)


The plastic pink flamingo free response question

“The Plastic Pink Flamingo” Free-Response Question

  • Using all you now know about the rise and fall of the plastic pink flamingo, answer the AP free response question from Jennifer Price’s essay “The Plastic Pink Flamingo: A Natural History”

  • You have 40 minutes to complete


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