Gulliver’s Travels Objective: To recognize an author’s style by highlighting rhetorical similarities between texts To view the author’s style transformed by Dr. Seuss
Quickwrite • Have you ever encountered a law that seems ridiculous. What does this law say about the people who made it? Why do you think they made it? How does it affect society?
Mark the Text • While reading this passage mark the text for the following two concepts: • Ideas that convey his political message • Idea that seem ridiculous
Summary • Write Swift’s political message at the end of the passage • Place a star next to the passage that best supports this message • Annotate: • Explain what is actually said • Explain what is actually meant • Explain what rhetorical strategy is used
Turn and Talk • Share a supporting detail (or passage you have underlined) with your small group that you have underlined • Explain what is being said • Explain what is actually meant • Explain the rhetorical strategy
Dr. Seuss Parody • What political message is being conveyed by Seuss? • How is this message similar and different from Swift’s political message?