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English Language Arts. 1.15-1.16. ACT Prep . “Take Me Outside to the Ball Game” Questions 1- 5. Allusion . In your notebooks, write the following:

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act prep
ACT Prep
  • “Take Me Outside to the Ball Game”
  • Questions 1- 5
  • In your notebooks, write the following:
    • Allusion-A direct or indirect reference to something historical, literary, religious or mythical. The author usually uses references understood by the audience such as events, books, myths, places, works of art, or even pop culture.
      • Why Author’s Use It:To help people see unique connections between two ideas, and to help the audience better understand a subject. They can be surprising and funny.
  • Examples:
    • “I was surprised his nose was not growing like Pinocchio’s.”
    • “I thought the software would be useful, but it was a Trojan Horse.”
    • “He was a real Romeo with the ladies.”
    • “Chocolate was her Achilles’ heel.”

Video: While watching the video, write down what works the movie is alluding to.

allusions practice
Allusions- practice
  • In your notebook: Find the allusions in the following sentences. Write where they come from and explain what they mean.
    • 1. He was so angry I expected him to turn green.
    • 2 He was acting as a good Samaritan by helping the old man weed his garden.
    • 3. When dad lost his job, mom became a Scrooge, and we never got to buy anything we wanted.
  • When images or symbols in literature represent something bigger and more meaningful
    • A wedding ring symbolizes commitment
    • A heart symbolizes love
  • Can exist within a character, an animal, the setting, etc.
  • Can symbolize something inside or outside the story
    • A wedding ring might symbolize commitment in general, but maybe the “dark and stormy night” symbolizes the man vs. man conflict of a character
purpose of symbolism
Purpose of Symbolism
  • Symbols that are most commonly used and evokes strong associations to the reader or observer because it is familiar.
common examples in literature
Common Examples in Literature
  • Light suggests hope, renewal, or enlightenment
  • Darkness implies mystery, ignorance, or despair

The battle of light and darkness will stretch beyond actual light and dark. The good (light) and bad (dark) can be seen through a story’s characters and their actions

heaven vs hell
Heaven vs. Hell

Typically Heaven is also associated with light and nature.

Hell is often associated with fire, demons, evil, and the unknown places of earth.

death rebirth examples
Death & Rebirth Examples
  • Winter, cold, and night suggest old age and the idea of death
  • Spring Time is associated with new life and hope for the future
  • Make the following chart in your notebook. On one side write the word and on the other side write what it could symbolize in literature.
let s do this
Let’s do this!
  • “The Gift of the Magi”
  • They Say/I say Chart