Analyze the author’s use of literary elements: Theme Point of view Characterization Setting Plot
Infer characters experiences Big Picture of Story Theme
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 Runner Khaled HosseiniBy: Khaled Hosseini When 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.
Happiness StrategyAmirHassanYou Happiness doesn’t come from ‘making it’ Savor the moment Control your time Act happy Seek work that uses your gifts and skills Join the ‘movement’ movement Get rest Give priority to close relationships Take care of the soul
Analyze the author’s use of figurative language: Simile Metaphor Personification Hyperbole Symbolism Allusion Imagery
Compare 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).
“HABITATION” BY MARGARET ATWOOD Marriage 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 Poem Vs. Novel Excerpt
Focus Question What are some of your ideas about what marriage will be like? What do you think your expectations are based upon? Background Love and courtship have always been popular themes in literature. Contemporary poet Margaret Atwood has written a stark, realistic poem about marriage. Responding to the Reading 1. 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”? Rewriting Find 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.”
Identify how an author's choice of words and imagery sets the tone and advances the work's theme.
“OF MICE AND MEN” BY: JOHN STEINBECK “HOUSE ON MANGO STREET” BY: SANDRA CISNEROS A 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 Companionship A 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