Presentation on theme: "1/30/14 Bellwork: On page 34 of your INB: What is a proverb? Do you know its purpose? Can you think of any? Please write 5-7 sentences. REMINDER: Journals."— Presentation transcript:
1/30/14 Bellwork: On page 34 of your INB: What is a proverb? Do you know its purpose? Can you think of any? Please write 5-7 sentences. REMINDER: Journals were due yesterday for the Broken Calabash. Please take them out so I can check them. AGENDA: Bellwork/Discuss Discuss the end of the play Proverbs – What are they? Copy down Oral vs. Literature chart Proverbs in The Broken Calabash
What is a Proverb? (page 35) They take the place of ordinary words. They are carefully crafted with wisdom, moral and philosophical ideals. They emphasize experience & behavior African culture and literature – extensive use of proverbs; evidence or “Orature” or oral literature, which often taught a message. Copy Orality vs. Literacy chart (after)
Igbo Proverb 1 Ashes fly back into the face of he who throws them. Definition: You reap what you sow.
Igbo Proverb 2: From The Broken Calabash A tsetse fly perched on the scrotum must be chased away with extreme care. What might this mean?
Proverbs in The Broken Calabash Locate 2 additional proverbs in The Broken Calabash: What is the proverb? Who says it and where is it located? What is the message? What themes and values do each of these proverbs signify?