Springboard 1.8. Historical Heroes.
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An allegory is a narrative (story) having a second meaning beneath the surface one - a story with two meanings, a literal meaning and a symbolic meaning. Basically the story will have two messages.
The Dog and his Shadow: The dog sees his reflection in a stream, and thinks the "other dog" has a larger piece of meat. He drops the one he's holding to grab it, and loses the meat in the water.
What’s the literal meaning?
What’s the symbolic meaning (message hidden the author wants the reader to walk away with)?Say what?
Whitman wrote this poem as a memorial for Abraham Lincoln after his death.
Question 1 (p. 22): While reading, circle all words having to do with a ship or voyage. Also circle the word Captain and
its synonyms in the poem.
http://www.archive.org/download/o_captain_librivox/captain_whitman_mac_64kb.mp3O Captain, My Captain
Question 2: Who is the captain of the ship?
Question 3: What does the ship represent (symbolic meaning)?Discussion
rhyming words at line endings throughout a poem.
Free verse is poetry without
a fixed pattern of meter and
How might these two different styles impact the reader? Why would a poet want to write free verse instead of a rhyming poem?
Question 4: What is the effect of the rhyme scheme in “O Captain”?Vocabulary
Question 5. What do the words it and thing refer to in the poem?
Question 6: What is the effect of the free verse?Frederick Douglass
Complete the TP-CASTT independently for “Frederick Douglass”.Practice
Example: He allowed the moment to ripen before asking for her hand in marriage.
My memory is a little cloudy
An outfit that screams “I am cool”
A simile is a comparison between two unlike things using the words like or as.More terms…
Even rows independently find similes in the poem “Frederick Douglass” (5 minutes)Practice
Go back to the poems and highlight your findings (similes and metaphors)Share
Using your TP-CASTT notes, write a literary analysis
paragraph in the space below in which you address the following questions. Use textual evidence to support your analysis.
• What traits do Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass exhibit to be considered heroes?
• How does the tone of either poem support the perception of Lincoln or Douglass as a hero?
Remember: I NEED PROOF…DON’T JUST SAY IT, PROVE IT BY GIVING ME DETAILS FROM THE TEXT!Writing prompt