HW Reminders: Take home Augusten Burroughs and read for next class. Find three examples of your assigned literary element.
Final copy of memoir will be due May 24 instead of May 22. You will be submitting a paper copy with the rubric. There is no page limit. The minimum is at least two pages double spaced.
We will have a written final on our finals day. You will be reading a memoir text and responding to it in writing. More details to follow.
Last day for makeup work is Thursday 5/18.
May NB Check:
*Packet: Motifs with direct evidence for Acts I and II
*Packet: Definitions of terms (aside from iambic pentameter and blank verse—we discussed this only briefly) with examples.
*Warm-up: TOTS final thoughts…
Warm-up: *Find Kate’s final monologue and follow along as we hear it one more time.
In your notebook, summarize the main idea or ideas. (Do this in writing: committing conclusions to paper helps you decide what you think.)
Annotate for the following:
Irony: Is it a factor? Is there a discrepancy between the character’s words and meanings? Might this irony be unconscious? Or is the character consciously lying? Note: The requirement for something to be ironic is a shared assumption that a statement, action, or structural feature should be different than what it was
Figurative Language: What about the figurative language: similes, metaphors, and symbols? Analyze what the relationship between the things being compared. What are the connotations of the comparisons?
1)Re-read our “Recipe for a Happy Relationship” poster. What do you think? After examining the text, has Kate truly been “tamed”, or has she in fact “tamed” her husband Petruchio? Explain using evidence.
2)Is The Taming of the Shrew a terrific tribute to women or is it a destruction of women? In other words, is it feminist, or is it misogynistic? Explain your thinking.
Start reading and discussing Augusten Burroughs--you should be walking out with at least one example of your literary element.