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Aphorism Project. Project due Monday, April 18. Aphorism Intro . Aphorism: a brief statement or observation of a principle, truth, or sentiment Requires reader to dig beneath the surface and examine what the aphorism really means Fortune cookies, proverbs, mottos. Aphorism Cont’d.

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Aphorism project

Aphorism Project

Project due

Monday, April 18


Aphorism intro
Aphorism Intro

  • Aphorism: a brief statement or observation of a principle, truth, or sentiment

  • Requires reader to dig beneath the surface and examine what the aphorism really means

  • Fortune cookies, proverbs, mottos


Aphorism cont d
Aphorism Cont’d

  • “‘Tis better to loved and lost than to never loved at all” –Tennyson

  • “A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.” –George Bernard Shaw


To get you started
To get you started...

  • You will be working in pairs on an assigned aphorism

  • You will interpret the meaning of the aphorism, as well as create a visual representation of it to present to the class.

  • Projects will be worked on during class Wednesday and Thursday. Bring materials!


Visual representation
Visual Representation

  • Will represent your aphorism in either a concrete or abstract way

  • Must include aphorism, as well as the interpretation

  • Is not “just a poster.” Be creative!

  • Must be something I can display in the classroom

  • Group grade; think wisely about group members


Aphorism exercise
Aphorism Exercise

  • “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” –Gandhi

  • “All cats look gray in the dark.” –Ben Franklin

  • “Alas, fortune does not change men; it unmasks them.” Stephen T. Steve


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