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Vocabulary – Word Wall Allusion: a brief reference to a person, event, place, or phrase. The writer assumes the reader will recognize the reference.
Allusion examples “Christy didn't like to spend money. She was no Scrooge, but she seldom purchased anything except the bare necessities.” Can you spot the allusion here? “I’m no batman, but that was pretty awesome!” What is the speaker alluding? http://www.webertube.com/video/4191/the- odyssey-in-o-brother-where-art-thou http://www.webertube.com/video/4191/the- odyssey-in-o-brother-where-art-thou Stop at 1:05
Practice With your elbow buddy, complete the allusion practice sheet.
Raymond’s Run As you read the text look for allusions the narrator provides to the reader. Complete the chart as your read the story (textual evidence needs to be provided along with page numbers). Remember to ask yourself… a. How do the allusions contribute to the setting of the story? b. How do the allusions help us to better understand the characters in the story? c. How do the allusions help the reader to better understand the story's plot?
After reading… In groups, you will complete an allusion analysis using the text “Raymond’s Run”. a. You will need your chart from story, chart paper and markers. b. Once you have the chart paper label it ‘allusions’ and draw three categories: setting, characters and plot Allusions setting I characters I plot You group will be responsible for providing evidence (remember…you have this on your chart) for these categories. Discuss – HW: explain how the allusions in the text “Raymond’s Run” contribute to the setting, characters and plot. Use evidence from the text for support (citations needed).