Presentation on theme: "Directions for Twelfth Night Project: Epigrams. Today, we will be starting our final project of the year. It will be worth one hundred points and will."— Presentation transcript:
Epigrams can be hard to find because they have a very broad definition. What one person considers an epigram, another may consider an elegy, poem, or perhaps even a song. The most basic definition of an epigram is a brief, clever, and memorable statement. Some of them are formulated with satirical purposes in mind, and others are purposely meant to be confusing.
Clearly, the reasons for using epigrams are plentiful. They cause the reader or listener to think a bit more about the statement being made. They are examples of pure humor. They all leave an impression. Many of them, whether through humor or blatant statements, are making a commentary on some sort of issue, whether it be political, social, religious, or just about day-to-day life.
"Little strokes/Fell great oaks." - Benjamin Franklin "Here's my wife: here let her lie! Now she's at rest-and so am I." - John Dryden "Candy/Is dandy,/But liquor/Is quicker." - Ogden Nash "I mean the opposite of what I say./You've got it now? No, it's the other way." - Bruce Bennett, "Ironist" "To be safe on the Fourth/Don't buy a fifth on the third." - James H. Muehlbauer "It comes once a year/But it fades with fear."- Harry Potter
Create a visual SIFT of Twelfth Night Hmmmm!?*
Using a single representative page of Twelfth Night, create a visual SIFT. Although you have a full page of text, only the words that provide evidence for your theme should be visible. You must write the theme that you selected on the back of your epigram.
The text that does not support the theme will be covered by the following: 1. A drawing that reflects the tone of your theme. 2. A drawing of a symbol (from the page in front of you) that supports your theme. 3. An image that is used to support your theme. 4. A drawing that represents a line of figurative language.
1. The theme that is written on the back of your epigram needs to match the words that are still visible on the front of the page (40 points). 2. Most of the page and the unimportant text need to be covered by pictures that represent the following: tone, imagery, symbol, and figurative language. All pictures should collaborate to create a cohesive visual SIFT. This means the pictures must be chosen and drawn to illustrate a unified purpose where all parts belong in the picture and complement the overall epigram (40 points). 3. All components of your epigram must connect back to your theme. Your epigram must be neat, creative, and thoughtfully constructed. In all, your epigram should reflect an overall sense of pride in presentation (20 points).
There are two ways for you to earn extra credit on this assignment: 1. Add some elements of 3-D to your epigram. See the epigram of the lady with the butterflies as an example. 2. Do a separate project where you creatively use cut strips of text to share a message.