Monday, March 4, 2013

Weekly Agenda 3.4-3.8

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

MONDAY
Review Journal #9 and 10
Foldables
Barry essay
-connections
Historical Timeline of gender expectations
HW JOURNAL #11: McGRaw Hill  -Theroux's "Being a Man," p219, answer, Rhetoric #1 and 6, Write #2
AND, bring lit. rings tomorrow

TUESDAY-WEDENESDAY
Quaker Share #11
Elements of Humor:
pun
understatement/overstatement
hyperbole
parody
satire
caricature
digression
irony
sarcasm
If time, read ONION piece and note humorous elements.
HW Access and Read "The Diary of Adam and Eve" by Mark Twain
-note, not only the content, but what drives the humor: how are both Adam and Eve characterized? How does the diary format add to the piece?  What reader knowledge and expectations does Twain work from?
ANSWER for Wednesday:
HW Read "The Diary of Adam and Eve" by Mark Twain
Answer the following questions (Journal Entry #12):
-note similarities between 'women's issues' essays (cite evidence)
-why does Twain blame the fall on Adam
-what is meant by Eve's explanation of loving Adam (p352)
-what kind of audience might Twain have in mind and why?
-how is this piece humorous, identify elements? -is the message compromised because of the humor?
-how does Twain's choice of form, the diary, enhance his message? 

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
3-Chair: "Diary"
Bio on Mark Twain: focus on paradox
Quiz: How is Samuel Clemens Life a paradox?
Huckleberry Finn
-notes on the "caricature" of Jim
-controversy
-"the minstrel"
Perspectives of Europeans and African-Americans in the late 1800s
HW Read in McGraw-Hill p228
"Sex, Lies and Conversation"
AND argue that Tannen's premise is true or not with personal experiences. How can you apply her ideas to your own relationships?
Find examples of anecdote, statistics, social science, appeal to authority, and definition. Which is most convincing for you and why?


NEXT 
EAP Writer's Workshop
EAP timed writing (TUESDAY)
HURSTON