Vocabulary Words: “Rip Van Winkle” • conscientious • amiable • placid • vehemently • reiterated • fidelity • scrupulous See pages 154-165 for the definitions.
conscientious • Careful; painstaking; particular • Controlled by conscience • Amanda was conscientious when she was doing her homework.
amiable • Having good-natured, pleasant qualities • Friendly • Joe is amiable to his football teammates.
placid • Calm • Andrea is not placid when someone backstabs her.
vehemently • Impassioned; strongly emotional • Kourtney is vehement about her jelly shoes.
reiterated • To repeat/do again • The students were not listening, so Mrs. Brown had to reiterate the directions again.
fidelity • Loyalty; faithfulness • Elizabeth was upset about John’s lack of fidelity.
scrupulous • Showing strict regard for what one regards as right • Mrs. Reiner was scrupulous about wanting students to be quiet.
Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle”
Writing Prompt • If you were suspended in time right now and woke up in 2033, what do you think you would see? • Write a paragraph or two in your notebook about what you would expect; please be detailed. Begin with, “It’s 2033, and I just woke up…”
Literary Terms Notes • Inference— educated guess based on clues in the text and your own knowledge and experience • Prediction— educated guess about what will happen later • Foreshadowing— a clue that suggests what may happen later • Setting—physical, geographical, and historical environment in which a story takes place
Reading Log Assignment • Take notes as you are reading about the literary elements we discussed. • For each page, write down at least one inference, prediction, or example of foreshadowing. You will be given points for the thoroughness and complexity of your reading log. In all, you should have twelve specific notes.
Let’s Review… • Inference • Prediction • Foreshadowing
More Literary Terms… • Stereotyping— • Inflated diction— ”pompous, high-flown language”
Relation to Film? • What movies can you think of that have a nagging wife and a complacent husband? How are these characters similar to Rip Van Winkle and his wife? • How does this relate to stereotyping?
Stereotyping • Dame and Rip Van Winkle are both examples of stereotyped characters in our society today. • How do the nagging wife and disenchanted husband still fit in our culture today? What are some examples?
Inflated Diction Practice • Example: Page 156 • Rip is lazy and hates work, but Irving describes him as having… • “an insuperable aversion to all kinds of profitable labor”
Inflated Diction Examples • Sheldon has an overt tendency to consistently share his opinions in a energized and rambunctious manner. • Sarah enthusiastically and openly volunteers her profusion of literary knowledge during class. • Stasha contemplatively muses in a placid manner and rarely dispenses her opinions.
Inflated Diction • Working with your partner, try to write down three simple phrases that you can “inflate.” Examples: • Brandon isn’t afraid to speak up during class. • Karissa often offers her thoughts & opinions. • Tony is very quiet.
Inflated Diction Practice • Now practice exaggerating those characteristics so that they mimic Irving’s style in “Rip Van Winkle.” • A few of you will share these with the class.
Questions Seprate sheet of paper May do w/ a partner On page 166, complete questions 1, 3-6, & 8. 1. “Wish fulfillment” = a wish coming true 3. Romantic view = emphasis on emotion, nature, imagination, etc. 4. Satire = mocking, making fun of something to make a point 5. Theme = main message
Creative Writing • With your partner, create a dialogue of a conversation that may have occurred between Rip and his wife. • It should be at least fifteen lines in length and “get at” an issue that causes the stereotype of the “nagging wife”/”complacent husband” to continue to exist today!
Creative Writing: Choose one. • Dame Van Winkle: Write an epilogue to this story called “Dame Van Winkle.” Describe her response to Rip’s disappearance. Was she also “freed” when he disappeared? Will you have Dame tell her own story, or will DiedrichKnickerbocker continue? • Newspaper Article: The world is always changing, often in amazing and unpredictable ways. Think about the future: What will the world be like in twenty years? Then, write a newspaper article that appears twenty years from today. You article can be a current event, an editorial, or even an advice column. Be creative and detailed as you are writing…make sure you write at least three complete paragraphs for whichever prompt you choose to do.