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5/7/14 Take out your “Shooting an Elephant” response paper HW Check that you have vocab packets for units 4,5, and 6 for your test on Tuesday Items you will need today: Your HW Animal Farm book Animal Farm Notes paper from yesterday
Shooting an Elephant discussion What does the elephant symbolize/represent to Orwell? What is Orwell’s tone towards imperialism? What do you expect the tone of Animal Farm to be (in regards to communism)?
Allegory- definition a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one (like a metaphor…one that extends the entire piece of writing)
Satire-definition Satire is a technique employed by writers to expose and criticize foolishness and corruption of an individual or a society by using humor, irony, exaggeration or ridicule.irony It intends to improve humanity by criticizing its follies and weaknesses. A writer in a satire uses fictional characters, which stand for real people, to expose and condemn corruption.
In comics… Look at the following comic strips from the series called “Pigs Before Swine” Determine what is being satirized and what the underlying meaning is.
Put it into practice… Extra credit (up to 5 points on your animal farm final assessment): Create your own satirical comic strip about a topic that is prominent in high school (boyfriends, cell phones, lunch, etc.)