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2/12/15 Do Now: -Take out your packet from yesterday. Homework: Get an Into the Wild book Content Objective: Content Objective: Students will gain understanding on how to complete the “controlling idea” question and an understanding on literary elements of personification, tone, diction, and conflict. Language Objective: Students will read and annotate for literary elements in an excerpt from “Walden” by Thoreau and annotate the for the controlling idea of isolation.
What do you remember about the song Society? Think: -Literary elements you saw -What did it say about isolation? “Turn and Talk”:
1)What is the controlling idea? 2)Use this as a lens for your reading an annotations 3)Think “what are both authors saying about isolation?” #findsimilarities 4)Read and annotate to find the BEST evidence of these similarities. Question #26 (Controlling Idea):
A Short Biography Of the men and women who made Concord the center of Transcendentalism, only Thoreau was born there. He attended Harvard He might have made a career as a school teacher, but he resigned rather than inflict corporal punishment. He was also a tutor, surveyor, and pencil manufacturer. In 1842, he became a handyman at Ralph Waldo Emerson’s house.
Walden On July 4, 1845, Thoreau moved into woods owned by Ralph Waldo Emerson to write A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. Some have suggested that he was declaring his independence from society. Thoreau maintains that the date was “by accident.”
Thoreau’s Journal Thoreau kept a journal while he lived in the woods; this journal became the basis of Walden. After two years, two months, and two days, Thoreau left the woods, returning to care for Emerson’s household. He both went to and left Walden Pond for practical reasons.
Approaches to Walden A book about nature--birds, plants, and animals – The book is about the life available to people living close to nature, living in harmony with nature A satire on contemporary civilization – Thoreau laughs at what the common man takes seriously and vice-versa. – Thoreau’s life was an affront to his nonliterary neighbors who had to work and hadn’t had the privilege of going to Harvard. – He had a “habit of antagonism.”
1)What does the text say about isolation? 2)Identify the following literary devices Personification: giving human characteristics to something nonhuman Tone: The author/speakers attitude towards the subject. Diction: The authors purposeful choice of words. (Diction develops/and creates the tone) Conflict: a struggle between two opposing forces. 3) Ask questions 4) Identify vocabulary and anything that stands out to you Annotation Guidelines:
Misanthrope: a person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society. Melancholy: 1. a gloomy state of mind, especially when habitual or prolonged; depression. 2. sober thoughtfulness; pensiveness. 3. (Archaic) the condition of having too much black bile, considered in ancient and medieval medicine to cause gloominess and depression. Vocabulary:
It's a mystery to me We have a greed with which we have agreed You think you have to want more than you need Until you have it all you won't be free Society, you're a crazy breed I hope you're not lonely without me When you want more than you have You think you need And when you think more than you want Your thoughts begin to bleed I think I need to find a bigger place 'Cuase when you have more than you think You need more space Society by Eddie Vedder:
Society, you're a crazy breed I hope you're not lonely without me Society, crazy and deep I hope you're not lonely without me There's those thinking more or less, less is more But if less is more how you're keeping score? Means for every point you make your level drops Kinda like it's starting from the top, you can't do that Society, you're a crazy breed I hope you're not lonely without me Society, crazy and deep I hope you're not lonely without me Society, have mercy on me I hope you're not angry if I disagree Society, crazy and deep I hope you're not lonely without me Society by Eddie Vedder:
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