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1 World Literature Wednesday, September 28 Thursday, September 29

2 Today’s Targets  Identify and analyze the use of literary devices  Develop an awareness of how author’s craft both entertainment and meaning in their writing

3 “The Craft of Writing” Agenda– Day 5 1. No warm-up today 2. Have character map assignment checked off 3. Informal discussion of literary devices and author’s choices in “Lamb to the Slaughter” 4. Complete Socratic Seminar prep questions 5. Short seminar on the story

4 Informal discussion Questions: “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl 1. Why the title? To what does it allude? (allusion) 2. Consider the words that Dahl uses and their connotation. 3. What is the symbolic meaning of the lighting reference in lines 120-122? (symbolism) 4. What might the husband say that Dahl leaves out? 5. Why would the author choose to leave this out and how might it impact our thoughts/feelings about Mary and her husband? (author’s choice and narration) 6. How are Mary and her husband characterized? (characterization) 7. What is the irony at the end of the story?

5 Lamb to the Slaughter allusion Jeremiah 11:19:  But I was like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter; And I did not know that they had devised plots against me, {saying,} "Let us destroy the tree with its fruit, And let us cut him off from the land of the living, That his name be remembered no more.“ Isaiah 53:7:  He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. Also used by Geoffrey Chaucer and alluded to in the 1991 film Silence of the Lambs (Source: The Prase Finder,

6 For next class period: Socratic Seminar Prep Questions 1. Who in the story is the lamb-Mary or Patrick? (characterization) 2. Do you sympathize with Mary Maloney or her husband in the end? Why? Explain your answer with support from the text. 3. Mary: Was this planned and brutal or an act of temporary passion/insanity? What passages from the text make you think this?

7 Seminar Rules Reminder  You do not need to raise your hand.  Share ideas.  Support your ideas with evidence from the text.  Do not interrupt others.  This is dialogue, not a debate.  If you have already spoken twice, give others a chance to speak before jumping in. (count to 5)

8 Seminar Scoring  4 – a) highly original thought, clearly expressed and fully explained and supported by clearly relevant citation (quote, paraphrase, or summary from one of our “texts” – text identified); or b) expansion of another’s idea fully explained and supported; or c) highly provocative question that opens a new avenue of discussion.  3 – a) highly original idea, clearly expressed and fully explained and relevant to discussion but without support (or support cited not clearly relevant); or b) follow-up contribution building on and expanding original discussion; or c) original question leading to discussion  2 – a) original thought somewhat relevant to discussion; or b) accurate response to question; or c) citation of questionable relevance  1 - non-disruptive contribution to discussion (possibly repetitive; possibly of questionable relevance) Your goal should be to contribute at least 2 times in the course of the seminar.

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