Monday, December 22, 2014

Glossary of Selected Tropes and Shemes

John F. Kennedy's inaugural address is almost a textbook of stylistic devices. The following brief glossary of terms gives examples from Kennedy's speech.

Quiz yourself on the Tropes and Schemes he uses.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Rilke's "Letters to a Young Poet" are just one side of the conversation.

We are reading Ranier Maria Rilke's "Letters to a Young Poet #1 in ELA 9 and an interesting discussion has arisen about to whom the letters are addressed to.  The answer is in this thoughtful review of the text by  in The Guardian.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Visual Literacy Quiz

Visual Literacy Quiz

Choose ONE of the following pictures to analyze. Enter your responses on the Google Form below the pictures. Read the questions before selecting a picture:

1. Record the picture number.
2. Analyze the picture. What are the most important aspects of the picture? Who is the audience? How do you know?
3. What is one detail that you think makes the picture meaningful? Explain.
4. What is the EXPLICIT argument?
5. What is the IMPLICIT argument?
6. Create a list of subjects brought forth by the picture, both concrete and abstract. Choose one of the most prominent abstract subjects and explain how the picture conveys/make a connection to a universal truth?



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