Their Eyes Were Watching God
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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
Elements of humor
-pun, understatement/overstatement, hyperbole, parody, satire, caricature, digression,
Humor in writing
-Barry, Twain, ONION
-minstrel character in America's timeline
--perspective's of African-Americans in the later 1800s
-example: Twain's Jim from Huckleberry Finn
-excerpt from Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye
Continue Their Eyes analysis of 2nd-4th chapter: worksheet
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