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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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