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1 ACT II Figurative Language: Metaphor, Extended Metaphor, Simile, Imagery and Oxymoron

2 AGENDA Bell Ringer Notes: Figurative Language Begin reading Act II, scenes i-ii I can Identify how precise word choice, phrasing, and figurative language convey a vivid picture of the experiences and contribute to theme.

3 BELL RINGER: Tone Practice: Identify the tone of the following passage. The Way Things Work, David Macaulay The kind of nuclear reaction that happens inside a nuclear reactor is called nuclear fission. The fuel is uranium or plutonium, two very heavy elements which have many protons and neutrons in their nuclei. Fission starts when a fast-moving neutron strikes a nucleus. The nucleus cannot take in the extra neutron, and the whole nucleus breaks apart into two smaller nuclei. What is Macaulays tone in this passage? A) uncertain/confused B) scared/apprehensive C) factual/unbiased


5 GROUP DISCUSSION Cause baby, you're a firework Come on, show 'em what you're worth Make 'em go "oh, oh, oh!" As you shoot across the sky-y-y Baby, you're a firework Come on, let your colors burst Make 'em go "oh, oh, oh! You're gonna leave 'em going oh, oh, oh! What is this author trying to say? How do we know?

6 THEME Theme is the central idea or message the author is trying to convey to the reader. This will often connect the story to a more global image or larger idea. What was the theme of To Kill a Mockingbird?


8 ACT II, PROLOGUE AND SCENE I 1. According to the Chorus, what has happened to Romeos old love? 2. What is his new problem? 3. What line in the Prologue suggests that these young people fell in love at first sight? 4. In line 13, Mercutio makes an allusion (a reference to a character, symbol, or place in another work of literature). What is this allusion and what is his purpose in making it? 5. How does Mercutio try to taunt Romeo in order to get him to come out of hiding? What does Mercutio think is the reason for Romeos delay?

9 ACT II, SCENE II 1. Juliet is on the balcony outside her bedroom but cannot hear the words that Romeo says to himself as he looks at her from the hiding place below. To what does he compare Juliet? 2. In lines 38-49, what can you infer about Juliets character based on her attitude concerning the feud between the two families? 3. After Romeo reveals himself to Juliet, what sudden change occurs in her attitude in lines ? What is her motivation for feeling this way? 4. Why does Juliet object to Romeos swearing on the moon (lines )? 5. Juliet speaks of her fears in lines Explain. 6. In lines , what does Juliet ask Romeo to do? What can you infer about her character based on this?

10 EXIT SLIP 1) In one sentence identify a theme statement for todays reading. 2) Choose three of your examples of figurative language from the reading today. Explain why the author might use each of them to enhance the theme statement you created in #1.

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