Determine the Meaning of a Symbol in a Text

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We encounter symbols all the time, but can your class identify a symbol in a work of literature? Have them do a close reading of the text, as is demonstrated in the video. The narrator focuses on the symbol of the stockings in Kate Chopin's "A Pair of Silk Stockings," but the technique could be used for any literary text. Near the beginning and the end, the video clearly lists step-by-step instructions for determining the significance of a symbol. Try out this method as well as the provided guided notes and text. The slides included on the site are actually meant for the final lesson in the series.

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