2 WARM-UP: “THE LION’S AWAKENING” Respond to the following quote:“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”Henry David ThoreauWhat do you think is Thoreau’s central idea?What words in the quote support this idea?[RL 1 (textual support); RL 2 (theme/main idea)]
3 ANNOTATIONS FOR “THE LION’S AWAKENING” Sogolon Kedjou and Sassouma Berete:Archetypal SituationSource of feminine identitySundiataArchetypal CharacterIrony (Situational)Qualities of a heroCultural conclusionFarakourouThe role of fate/destiny (trace throughout the selection)Songs in the selection: how do they develop the narrative?
4 CONSTRUCTED RESPONSE: “THE LION’S AWAKENING” How does the author develop a theme in this selection?No more than 5 linesTopic sentence that clearly and specifically answers the questionElaboration and supporting details from the textConcluding sentence that sums up the significance of your response.
5 ANNOTATIONS FOR “KRINA” Effect of figurative language in the “smack talk” sceneRole of family unity (or betrayal) in the outcome of Sundiata’s battle with SoumaoroArchetypesRole of fateCultural messages we can derive from the selection
6 PARAGRAPH RESPONSE: SUNDIATA Compare and contrast the two epics we have sampled: The Iliad and Sundiata.Consider and choose from the following points of comparison and contrast:The heroes themselvesUse of languageRole of fate and/or prophecyConcepts of honorRole of womenSupernatural intervention