Sunday, April 20, 2014

Weekly Agenda 4.21-4.25

Their Eyes Were Watching God

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Bring journals everyday!!
Journals DUE FRIDAY


Journal #18: McGraw Hill Reader
Barbie Symbolism freewrite
-read Atwood's "The Female Body," p216 and answer rhetoric #1 and #7
-read Theroux's "Being a Man," p219 and answer rhetoric #1 and #6
-read Angier's "Why Men Don't Last: Self-Destruction as a way of Life," p223 and answer the following questions in one paragraph:
Regarding the Cult of Masculinity
-are sentimental notions of "manhood" prevalent in society today?  what are they? do our young men feel pressured by them, do our fathers?  are these notions essential to our survival as a species?


Continue Their Eyes analysis of 1st chapter: worksheet

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
Elements of humor
-pun, understatement/overstatement, hyperbole, parody, satire, caricature, digression, 

Humor in writing
-Barry, Twain, ONION

Caricature
-minstrel character in America's timeline
--perspective's of African-Americans in the later 1800s
-example: Twain's Jim from Huckleberry Finn
-controversy

Intracism
-video excerpt
-excerpt from Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye
-Bertice Berry
-marginalia read-around

Continue Their Eyes analysis of 2nd-4th chapter: worksheet
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Hurston Biography/Background; poetry by Hughes and Bennett; Harlem Renaissance; power of language; blues; symbolism; colorism; personification; dialogue and narrative effect.
Culminating: response to R. Wright's criticism