Tenth English October 13, 2011 Learning Targets Comprehend and apply effects of syntax and diction on literature. Students will master identify appropriate devices in writing: tone, symbol, mood, extended metaphor, theme, allusion-- mythical, biblical. Students use context clues and word parts, including prefixes and suffixes, to understand new vocabulary . If I Were King… If you were the ruler of the country (president, king, etc.) what are at least three responsibilities that you would have towards your people and how would you ensure that these responsibilities were met? Do you think that social class or economics determines a person’s opportunities in the U.S.A.? How does wealth or poverty aid or prevent success? The Mask of the Red Death By Edgar Allan Poe Listen to the story Find the symbol and theme within We will talk about the different colors of the room: what they could mean; why they may progress the way they do. Discussion 1. What are three details that show the contrast between life outside the abbey and life inside the abbey. 2. Why does the prince think he’ll be able to escape the plague? 3. How do the details of colors, numbers, and lighting effects help create the mood of this story? 4. What foreshadows how this story is going to end? Archetypes Archetypes are universal symbols; which have the same or similar meanings for most if not all of personkind. They are usually symbols that occur in mythologies and literature from multiple cultures, continents, and eras. Rooms and Colors Room 1: Blue usually highly positive, associated with truth, religious feeling, security, spiritual purity (the color of the Great Mother or Holy Mother). the color of levels—means height and depth (the blue sky above, the blue sea; Dark blue with the sky and the night, and with the stormy sea. Birth – the “unknown” in which a human being comes into the world Room 2: Purple royalty and/or power a combination of blue (birth) and red (associated with life, intensity); growth …more… Room 3: Green growth; sensation; hope; fertility; in negative context may be associated with death and decay. the "spring" of life (youth) Room 4: Orange high noon, harvest, fire or destruction Room 5: White highly multivalent, signifying in its positive aspects, light, purity, innocence, and timelessness; in its negative aspects, death, terror, the supernatural, and the blinding truth of an inscrutable cosmic mystery. Age – white hair, bones …Finish Room 6: Violet (a combination of purple and blue, or purple and grey) is a shadowy color, and represents darkness and death memory, knowledge, sorrow and mourning Room 7: Black (darkness): chaos, mystery, the unknown; death; primal wisdom; the unconscious; evil; melancholy. Red windows blood, sacrifice, violent passion; disorder. Culture / Context The “masque” in the story is a masquerade ball, such as carnival in Venice or Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Culture / Context In Poe’s day, the “plague” was tuberculosis (or “consumption” as it was often called). Since the victims often died coughing up blood, the “Black Death” becomes the “Red Death” in the story. Literary Terminology Allegory: a poem, play, picture, etc, in which the apparent meaning of the characters and events is used to symbolize a deeper moral or spiritual meaning. Ex: The Creation Story of Adam and Eve from the Old Testament. Adam symbolizes Man, Eve symbolizes woman, the serpent symbolizes evil, the apple symbolizes temptation, etc. SAT Quizzes Those who created a quiz, turn it into the wire rack; those who did not may go into the hall and create one. The quiz is worth ten points; five employability points go to those who are ready to take their classmates quiz. We will take and then grade the quizzes as more study practice. Study for SAT Test This test is worth a total of 80 points and will contain word parts! You may study quietly (independently) in the hall or find a place in the room to study with a partner. If you would like to make notecards, that may be helpful to you. This time is for studying; if you feel ready for the test and wish to not study, you may read your book for the speech (book report) due the 24-28.
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