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New Review The Poetry of Emily Dickinson: Allusion
Consider the biblical allusions in Emily Dickinson's poetry with the seventh of ten lessons in a language arts unit. Learners read "A little East of Jordan" and "Come slowly - Eden!" and discuss the allusions to the original Old Testament versions.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Allusions
An allusion can help a writer get a complex idea across with just a few words by tapping into shared cultural knowledge and memory. Examine this phenomenon in Robinson Jeffers' poems "To the House" and "Hooded Night." Learners discuss the allusions and compose brief essays about how they add to the meaning of the poems.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
It's All an Allusion: Identifying Allusions, in Literature and in Life
To allude, or not to allude, that is the question: whether ‘tis better to make a reference and engage your audience or risk confusing them or sounding dated. After reading an article about, and loaded with allusions, class members take a New York Times literary allusions quiz and then consider the difference between recognizing the reference and understanding the implications.
11th - 12th Language Arts 20 Views 36 Downloads
Allusion: Nikki Giovanni's "The Beep Beep Poem"
Readers quick-write in response to your read aloud of Nikki Giovanni's "The Beep Beep Poem." After a discussion of allusion, they identify references in the poem and analyze their effect. Parts of the resource are intended for little-used Texas Instruments hardware, but the activity works well without it.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 41 Downloads
Standards Focus: Allusions
What is an allusion? Use this guide to introduce your class to allusions in The Scarlet Letter. A comprehensive definition is provided, as well as one clear example. Consider encouraging your learners to write down a few allusions they're familiar with before delving into The Scarlet Letter activity.
11th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 109 Downloads
Allusion: Huckleberry Finn
Readers respond to 10 examples of allusion in a pre-assessment. After whole group discussion of allusion leading to analysis of Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, they compare Huck's interpretation of the Bible story of King Solomon to Jim's.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 24 Downloads
English Literature - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Everything you wanted to know about the history of English literature and language but were afraid to ask. From Beowulf to Canterbury Tales, the Knights of the Round Table to Robin Hood, Addison, Fielding, Shakespeare, Swift, and many more are all featured in an overview appropriate for a high school or college level survey of English literature.
Pre-K - 12th Language Arts 39 Views 109 Downloads
Irish Literature Scavenger Hunt
Fourth graders locate and evaluate various books, journals, anthologies, and Internet sources that contain information that may be used in answering the scavenger hunt questions related to Ireland and Irish literature.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Forest Activity: The Forest as Inspiration for Literature
Students analyze the role of the forest in literature. They read various literature selections, analyze the role the forest played as a setting, character, or symbol, and complete a writing activity.
2nd - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 111 Downloads
Irish Literature Alive
Fourth graders engage in a lesson where literature of Ireland comes alive with an introduction to the writings of Mc Court, Heaney and Yeats. This is an excellent way for students to be introduced to this particular world of literary work.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Allusion and Illusion: Definitions and Examples
Illusions and allusions certainly sound similar but there is a world of difference in their meanings. The narrator of this short video distinguishes between these terms, defines them, and offers examples that are sure to engage viewers.
9th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Handmaid's Tale - Essay Questions
In this literature learning exercise, students respond to 15 short answer and essay questions about Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom of the page.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 23 Downloads
Parallel Studies in American/Afro-American Literature, Part II -- Black and White Images in Alienation
Students begin the lesson with a review of the elements of poetry. Individually, they read a variety of poems and literature one white and one black author focusing on decay, sterility and alienation. They identify these images within their poems and write their own poems using these ideas as well.
11th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
New Review The Modernist Struggle: Allusions, Images, and Emotions in T.S. Eliot’s Prufrock
"Hey, Al. Change your part and get on with your life." After a series of close reading activities that focus on modernist elements in T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," individuals are asked to adopt the point of view of a mental health professional and e-mail Prufrock suggestions for how to improve his state of mind.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 10 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Mastering the Mighty Melville
“Bartleby the Scrivner” as an existential forerunner to The Office? Dense and often dark, Herman Melville’s stories abound with Biblical allusions and complex symbols. If you are considering using Melville’s novels or short stories with your class, the activities suggested in this resource would make a great addition to the study.
11th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
A Victorian Vocabulary Challenge
Introduce your high schoolers to some tough vocabulary. No, I'm not talking about the SAT list! Revisit Victorian literature to find tricky words we still use today. Using the Visual Thesaurus, learners will preview vocabulary in a quote from Jane Eyre.
9th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 97 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Appreciating Edgar Allen Poe's Poetry
Edgar Allen Poe, one of the great American poets, is responsible for rhythmic and moody verses. Study "To Helen" with your high schoolers, discuss the themes of love and beauty, and analyze the poem and its use of allusions.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 76 Downloads
Test Review Sheet: Collection Four and Rhetoric
Reinforce rhetorical reading with your eighth grader honors class (or standard-level high schoolers). Using quotes from American presidents and political leaders, pupils identify the rhetorical devices highlighted in each quote. Additionally, they write an essay that incorporates various elements (allusion, alliteration, repetition, parallel structure, and climax).
8th Language Arts 15 Views 99 Downloads