Bronx Masquerade Unit One Review: Literal Language: the basic meaning of a word, like blue is a primary color. Figurative Language: the non-literal meaning of a word, like blue means to feel sad. Define: Simile: a comparison of two unlike things using like or as Defer: to put off A Dream Deferred Work in pairs to complete the worksheet. We will discuss the answers. When you are done, return to your “Dream” entry unit and list what obstacles might “defer” their dreams. Closure Write your own simile: To me, reading poetry is like…(you fill in that blank) “daydream” in class Write in your notebooks for 5 minutes in response to the following prompt: Describe your dreams in detail. What do you want most in life? Poet Hero; Langston Hughes Connect what we read yesterday to his life. What were Hughes’s goals and dreams? Annotate or highlight as we read aloud. Allusion A passing reference or an indirect mention. Harlem Renaissance Questions: Why did so many African Americans come to Harlem in the early 1900’s? Why is this time period called “The Harlem Renaissance”? What were some outcomes of the Harlem Renaissance? Words to remember. Tone: the speaker’s attitude towards a subject. What was Wesley’s tone in his poem? Words to remember: Ode – a poem, usually serious in tone, that expresses a speaker’s love directly you a person, place, or thing. Who wrote an ODE in Bronx Masquerade? Bell Activity – Monday 8/22 Why do people write poetry? (let’s discuss as a class) What kind of poetry would you like to write? Make connections… Make connections between Wesley and Tyrone. A common theme in this book is a conflict between perceptions…how each character sees him or herself versus how others see him or her. Answer the questions: What is the role of Tyrone in this text? Why does he have an internal monologue between every poem? Reader Response – Monday 8/22 Make inferences about how other characters perceive your main character. Explain what you infer. What is it based upon? Reader Response – Tuesday 8/23 What is the most important thing to your IR protagonist? Why? Explain in detail (at least 5 sentences) Reader Response – Monday 8/29 Who might the protagonist(s) in your book admire? If you don’t know, make inferences. Use text support in your answer. I want at least 1 quote with an explanation of why you chose it. Answer: Do the titles help reflect the purpose of the poem? Explain. Exit writing (on paper) Based on what we have read and on your own experiences, why do people feel the need to hide their true selves to go along with the perceptions that other people have of them? What do they have to lose? Reader Response – Tuesday 8/30 Identify possible themes in your IR books. Discuss how your characters contribute to that theme. Reader Response 11/30/10 1) Identify one conflict in your story. You might have to infer your conflict (this could be a possible upcoming conflict) Who does it involve? Explain this conflict. 2) What clues from the text help you to make your inferences? Predict or offer a suggestion for how the conflict might be resolved. Use specific text evidence. Irony (Tuesday 11/30) a technique of indicating, as through character or plot development, an intention or attitude opposite to that which is actually or ostensibly stated. Situational Irony (Tuesday 8/30) A deep sea diver drowns in a bath-tub. Dramatic Irony (Tues. 8/30) YOU the reader know something that the main character of your book does not. I.E. – you know the killer in a thriller the entire time, but the main character doesn’t find out until the end. Verbal Irony (Tues. 8/30) “Quitting smoking is easy – I’ve done it many times!” Reader Response – Tuesday 9/6 1) Analyze the relationship between _character one_ and _character two_ . 2) Use specific references from the text in support of your analysis. Friday 9/9– Reader Response (3/4) 1) Make an inference about Mr. Lowe or Mrs. Geyer. You may only pick one teacher to make inferences about. 2) Support your inferences with support in the form of: the way they dress, they way they talk, things they have said in the past, the way they act, etc. E.E. Cummings What is the purpose of the poem? How does the form help the author meet the purpose? Words to learn: Form: There are many poetry forms such as ballads, sonnets, odes, epitaphs, elegies and many more. White space: Space on a page or poster not covered by print or graphic matter. Forms we have studied so far… Ballad – tells a story Ode – praises something/someone Free Verse – No confinements like rhyme or meter – you write what you write they way you want. What does shape DO for a poem? Give a message Make a point Add to meaning Reader Response 1) Identify two distinguishing character traits of the _character . 2) Explain the internal conflict of the character . 3) Explain how ____’s character traits and internal conflict develop the plot. Reader Response 1) Analyze the relationship between _character one_ and _character two_ . 2) Use specific references from the text in support of your analysis. The .38 I will arrange you in groups of 3. Mark the literary devices as you read through the poem together. Do you see irony, imagery, repetition, etc? Prepare for a thematic discussion. Poetry assignment Write your own poem inspired by poetry we have read in class. Use as much sensory imagery as you can. Can you imply other poetic devices too??? Words of the Day! • End Rhyme: •Roses are red •Violets are blue •Sugar is sweet •And so are you! Words of the day! •Internal Rhyme •Rover was over the day. Words of the day! • Approximate or Slant Rhyme/Near Rhyme •If I could knock you over •With a bulldozer… •Would you care? Find the end, internal, and near rhymes in this piece: I don’t want to get over you. I wish I could take a sleeping pill and sleep at will And not have to go through what I go through I wish I could take Prozac, right? And just smile all night At somebody new… Find the end, internal, and near rhymes in this piece: Or I could make a career of being blue. I could dress in black and read Camus. Smoke clove cigarettes and drink Vermouth… Like I was seventeen…that would be a scream. But I don’t want to get over you. Reader Response - Friday 1) Make a text to self connection with your IR book. Explain your connection in detail. 2) Use text support to add to these text to self connections. Explain how these quotes and book moments add to your connection. Here is what you need for class – GET IT NOW: Files & Notebooks Books Poetry Glossary worksheets Character Charts Bronx Masquerade book Extra copies are Reader Response - Tuesday 1) Identify two aspects of the writer’s style in your Independent Reading book. 2) Critique one aspect of style that you picked. Here is what you need for class – GET IT NOW: Files & Notebooks Books Poetry Glossary worksheets Character Charts Bronx Masquerade book Extra copies are on the table by files. Reader Response - Monday Describe a problem or dilemma in your IR book . Reference the text in support of your description. Analyze how a character’s handling of the problem or dilemma identified in A. reveals the character’s motivations. Reference the text in support of your analysis. Rate your Reading Responses Pick the Reader Response that you feel is the highest grade in your notebook. Highlight the date in yellow along with the grade. Put stars by your other 3 best Responses. One will be randomly picked and graded with the RR Rubric. 12/15 – The Exam You will need something to write with. If you have questions, raise your hand. No talking or you will be sent out. Use your time wisely. 12/16 – Stations day You will soon get your stations schedule. Go to the proper stations. Have fun!