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Friday 9/11 Take out your McKay poem homework and your origami level 1 notes. We finish our notes to begin class today. Turn in any late work to the homework slot! As we wait for the bell and for class to begin, take a moment to be thankful for your family and your friends. Today marks a day where loved ones were stolen from families. Please remember to love on another; the world will be a better place.
Tab 6: Step #4 Step #4: Now make the final big step in preparing to write about the THEME. Closely scrutinize the text, looking for any details that strongly support your conclusion about the THEME. And whether you are writing about a STATED or IMPLIED THEME, the evidence to support your claim will include what characters say and do, symbols, details of the setting, etc. Your specific support should include details from the entire work. This way you can show that there is little, if anything, that is contrary to your conclusion, thus making it a reasonable conclusion.
If we must die — let it not be like hogs Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot, While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs, Making their mock at our accursed lot. If we must die — oh, let us nobly die, So that our precious blood may not be shed In vain; then even the monsters we defy Shall be constrained to honor us though dead! Oh, Kinsmen! We must meet the common foe; Though far outnumbered, let us show us brave, And for their thousand blows deal one deathblow! What though before us lies the open grave? Like men we ’ ll face the murderous, cowardly pack, Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back!
Tab #7 Applying a theme analysis in a paragraph. Now that you’ve learned how to find a theme, you are in a good position to write about a theme. Here is an example. Note the ‘topic sentence’ is in red and the ‘conclusion’ is in blue. Also note that the words in green introduce specific support (Transitions!!). Paragraph structure review: Topic sentence Evidence Analysis of evidence *repeat Concluding sentence
In the process of the ugly Cyrano de Bergerac selflessly helping a stranger woo the woman Cyrano loves, the value of language is strongly implied. The entertaining value of language is evident first when Cyrano uses a sword fight as the setting for a poem in which he predicts how we will win the fight, as when he says, in his refrain, "Pray God to forgive your transgressions!/The close of your combat draws near;/A coupe, then a feint, then the finish!/Then I end the refrain, I draw blood!" Later, while attempting to win the lovely Roxane’s affections he, ironically, tries to play down the importance of language as he uses it eloquently: "It (language) has no place in true love! It's only a game, and those who love will suffer if they play it too long. For most of them there comes a time--and I pity those for whom it doesn't come!--when they feel a noble love inside themselves that's saddened by every grandiloquent word they say." Another example of the value of language is when Cyrano, to prevent De Guiche from getting to Roxane at a crucial moment, uses a highly imaginary and amusing tale of how he fell from the moon. From the first amusing fight poem to the tenderly worded overtures at Roxane’s balcony, to the humorous explanation to De Guiche of how he fell from the moon, Cyrano shows the wonderful complexity of language and its life-enriching value.
Closing Begin defending your theme choice of a scene from Lord of the Flies. Create one – two strong paragraphs with proper form defending your theme choice. Be sure to use parenthetical citation when using your quotation. Example: When Carley states, “Well, monsieur, I just don’t know!” (75) the character is revealed a selfish and egotistical. By the end of class, highlight or circle your strongest piece of evidence.