2 Analyze the author’s use of literary elements: Strand 2: Concept 1: PO 1Analyze the author’s use of literary elements:ThemePoint of viewCharacterizationSettingPlot
3 Infer characters experiences ThemeInfer characters experiencesBig Picture of StoryTheme
4 Characterization and Theme (Article Vs. Novel) Pursuing Happiness Savor the moment; take control of your time, and more secrets of the happiest people. By: David G. Meyers During its first century, psychology focused far more on negative emotions such as depression, anger, and anxiety than on positive emotions such as happiness and satisfaction. Even today, our texts say more about suffering than about joy. That is now changing.Kite RunnerBy: Khaled HosseiniWhen we were children, Hassan and I used to climb the poplar trees in the driveway of my father’s house and annoy our neighbors by reflecting sunlight into their homes with a shard of mirror.
5 Happiness StrategyAmirHassanYouHappiness doesn’t come from ‘making it’Savor the momentControl your timeAct happySeek work that uses your gifts and skillsJoin the ‘movement’ movementGet restGive priority to close relationshipsTake care of the soul
6 Analyze the author’s use of figurative language: Strand 2: Concept 1: PO 2Analyze the author’s use of figurative language:SimileMetaphorPersonificationHyperboleSymbolismAllusionImagery
9 Strand 2: Concept 1: PO 3Compare and contrast the illustration of the same theme in two different literary genres, using their structural features as the basis for the comparison (e.g., novel and play, poem, short story).
10 “Habitation” by Margaret Atwood Poem Vs. Novel Excerpt“Habitation”by Margaret AtwoodMarriage is not a house or even a tent it is before that, and colder: The edge of the forest, the edge of the desert the unpainted stairs at the back where we squat outside, eating popcorn where painfully and with wonder at having survived even this far we are learning to make fire
11 Comprehension (Poem Vs. Novel Excerpt) Focus QuestionWhat are some of your ideas about what marriage will be like? What do you think your expectations are based upon?BackgroundLove and courtship have always been popular themes in literature. Contemporary poet Margaret Atwood has written a stark, realistic poem about marriage.Responding to the Reading1. In “Habitation,” Atwood writes, “Marriage is not / a house or even a tent // it is before that, and colder: . . .” What do you think this means? What is the tone depicted and how does it enhance the theme?2. How does the poet use metaphor in lines 4–13 to express particular ideas about marriage?3. Making Connections In that ways does the courtship of Elizabeth and Darcy in Pride and Prejudice seem to resemble the description of marriage in “Habitation”?RewritingFind a modern poem or love song you consider to be an unrealistic representation of love. On a separate sheet of paper, rewrite the lyrics to more accurately reflect “true love.”
12 Strand 2: Concept 1: PO 4Identify how an author's choice of words and imagery sets the tone and advances the work's theme.
13 Comparing and Contrasting Theme (Novel Vs. Novel) “Of Mice and Men”By: John Steinbeck“House on Mango Street”By: Sandra CisnerosA home of their own.Having a profound sense of loneliness and isolation.Desires the comfort of a friend, but will settle for the attentive ear.Loneliness and CompanionshipA home of her own.Having a profound sense of loneliness and isolation.Desires the comfort of a friend, but will settle for the attentive ear.Loneliness and Companionship