The Personal Narrative

Assignment 1:
Questions: "A Shirt Full of Bees"
What creative strategy does the author use to begin the story?
What is the point (or thesis) of the narrative?
What is 'the moment' on which the author focuses?
What events are not central to the story and 'disappear in the puff of a sentence'? (It's necessary information, but detail is not needed.)
What is the POV?
What are the key details in the story?
How does the author "leave the reader thinking"?

Assignment 2:
Please complete #2 on page 199 of "Narration".

PN Christina
PN RachelS
PN Eric
PN Alex
PN JaneR
PN SusieK
PN Rosa
PN SeungHyon
PN Joon
PN Joanna
PN StellaY
PN TaeYoon
PN PeterK E Block
PN Sally
PN Erin
PN JohnK
PN PeterL
PN PeterP




The Satirical Comic Book Project: You will create a comic book that satirizes a topic of your choice.
Your comic book must include examples of the following literary devices:
  • Allusion
  • Hyperbole (exaggeration)
  • Oxymoron
  • Irony (sarcasm)
  • Parody
  • Understatement
  • Juxtaposition

Also:
  • It should clearly satirize something -- society, school, government, etc.
  • It should be long enough to effectively satirize the thing in question.
  • It should use photos, drawings, or other art to demonstrate creativity and originality.
  • It should use the program Comic Life.

Photos and Music:
  • this project must not violate copyright laws
  • if you desire to use photos or music, you must use the following sites
  • photos: Creative Commons
  • music: Music and Sound
  • you still must cite material you use: Documenting Sources
  • post your "Citations" on your SCP wikipage

Process:
1. Complete your project proposal Satirical Comic Proposal.pdf (paste your responses on the designated wiki page below)
2. Create your Comic Life project - see rubric for expectations
3. Minimum length: one page with 4 panels (number of frames is up to you)
3. Post your project to your designated wikipage below (save it as a picture from Comic Life onto your desktop and upload it to the wiki)

An example (note: this project went way beyond the requirements)

Rubric: Satirical Comic Project Rubric and Reflection .pdf

Note: When you save your comic as a picture to your desktop include your first name and last initial in the title of the project - you might also include your block letter, for example: "Satirical Comic FrederickS 9B" If you don't make the name unique, it will get erased when someone else uploads his/her "Comic Project."

Final Reflection
-Please complete the following on your Satirical Comic Project Page (SCP).
-Post at the top of the page.

1. Briefly state what you are satirizing in your Satirical Comic Project:
2. Quote or explain how you used at least five of the seven following literary devices in your Satirical Comic Project:
  • Allusion
  • Hyperbole (exaggeration)
  • Oxymoron
  • Irony (sarcasm)
  • Parody
  • Understatement
  • Juxtaposition
3. Reflection
  • What have you learned from your study of satire, including Candide and the Satirical Comic Project?

SCP Christina
SCP RachelS
SCP EricP
SCP Alex
SCP Jane
SCP Susie
SCP Rosa
SCP SeungHyon
SCP Joon
SCP Joanna
SCP Stella
SCP TaeYoon
SCP PeterK E Block
SCP Sally
SCP Erin
SCP John
SCP PeterL
SCP PeterP



Literary Devices in Candide - Why? To Create Satire!

Identify the following literary devices in Candide: allusion, hyperbole, irony, parody, oxymoron, understatement, juxtaposition
(See the Candide page for definitions and examples of the devices.)

Your group needs TWO examples PER PERSON from your assigned section.

Example:
Literary Device: irony
Text: "Thus dressed, they walked in procession, and listened to a most affecting sermon, followed by a delightful piece of plainchant monotony. Candide was flogged in cadence to the singing" (Voltaire 16).
Context: Candid is being punished for listening to Pangloss who offended the Inquisitors.
Explanation of literary device: It is irony because flogging is not usually associated with beautiful music - it's the opposite of what one expects.
What is Voltaire satirizing by the use of this device? Voltaire is satirizing the Inquisition's brutal treatment of people in the name of something that should not treat people brutally - Christianity.
Contributor: Mr. Stephens

Group 1 E ch 1-3
Group 2 E ch 4-9
Group 3 E ch 10-13
Group 4 E ch 14-17
Group 5 E ch 18-20
Group 6 E ch 21-25
Group 7 E ch 26-28
Group 8 E ch 29-30



Key Question for Candide

In Candide, Voltaire is satirizing the idea that this is 'the best of all possible worlds." Therefore, Voltaire wants to you answer the following question:

1. Why is this not the best of all possible worlds? But, at the same time, Candide is not an entirely hopeless novel. What 'rays of hope' do you see? As you post your responses to the key question also mention 'rays of hope' that you see in the novel.

Here are some specific categories to look for:
  • religion
  • kings
  • governments
  • war
  • avarice (greed)
  • social pride
  • dishonesty
  • slavery
  • inhuman treatment of others
  • disease
  • cataclysms

In the appropriate page below, respond to the key question. Essentially, you are helping us understand how Voltaire is satirizing Optimism in your section. You will present your findings to the class after the class has completed reading your section. Assessment will be based on thoroughness in identifying the targets of Voltaire's satire in your section.

Example (from a student)
Page 51- 52 "...a negro stretched out on the ground with no more than half of his clothes left... the poor man had no left leg and no right hand...'And was it Monsieur Vanderdendur.' said Candide, 'who treated you like this?'- 'Yes, Monsieur.' said the negro...'when we...get a finger caught in the machinery they cut off the hand; but when we try to run away they cut off a leg... dogs, monkeys and parrots are a thousand times less miserable than we are...'" This shows three factors which make this world not the best of all possible worlds; racial/social discrimination, abuse/torture and a lack of individual free will. Monsieur Vanderdendur mistreats the negro in such a fashion because of his social standing (which is significantly lower) and his skin colour, and regards himself as better than the negro because of two factors that do not determine what kind of person the negro is. Furthermore, it demonstrates violence because the man treats the negro in a harsh and deplorable manner and uses extreme methods, such as removal of body parts, to enforce his laws. Finally, he does not allow the slave to leave, and holds him there against his free will, although it is evident that, should the slave have a choice, he would leave.

Requirements:
  • 3-5 examples
  • your examples should include evidence that demonstrates why this is not the best of all possible worlds
  • remember to look for 'rays of hope'
  • as in the example above, quote your evidence and explain how it answers the key question

CKQ ch 1-3 Peter K (E Block)
CKQ ch 1-3 John
CKQ ch 1-3 Joanna

CKQ ch 4-12 Susie
CKQ ch 4-12 Joon
CKQ ch 4-12 PeterP
CKQ ch 13-18 RachelS
CKQ ch 13-18 Sally
CKQ ch 13-18 StellaY
CKQ ch 19-22 Eric
CKQ ch 19-22 PeterL
CKQ ch 19-22 Rosa
CKQ ch 19-22 Christina
CKQ ch 23-27 JaneR
CKQ ch 23-27 SeungHyon
CKQ ch 23-27 TaeYoon
CKQ ch 28-30 Alex
CKQ ch 28-30 ErinK



Mini-Lessons and Daily Oral Language Quarter 2

MLDOLQ2 PeterK(E)
MLDOLQ2 John
MLDOLQ2 Joanna
MLDOLQ2 Susie
MLDOLQ2 Joon
MLDOLQ2 PeterP
MLDOLQ2 ErinK
MLDOLQ2 RachelS
MLDOLQ2 Sally
MLDOLQ2 Stella
MLDOLQ2 EricP
MLDOLQ2 PeterL
MLDOLQ2 Rosa
MLDOLQ2 ChristinaS
MLDOLQ2 JaneR
MLDOLQ2 SeungHyon
MLDOLQ2 TaeYoon
MLDOLQ2 AlexK



Romeo and Juliet




Acting Company Pages

Please list the actors and roles in your company: (Who is playing what part?)

Block E 1.3.1-113 3 actors
Block E 2.4.1-103 3 actors (4 if needed)
Block E 3.3.1-87 3 actors
Block E 3.5.131-255 3 actors
Block E 5.3.195-321 4 actors (5 if needed)

At the top of your Acting Company page please indicate the following:
  • your scene
  • the character(s) you are playing

AC Peter K E block
AC John
AC Joanna
AC Susie
AC Joon
AC Peter P
AC Erin
AC Rachel S
AC Sally
AC Stella Y
AC Eric
AC Peter L
AC Rosa
AC Christina
AC JaneR
AC Seung Hyon
AC Taeyoon
AC Alex




Who is responsible for Juliet's "death"?

Directions: Search for lines (directly quote and cite the lines) and actions of your assigned character that might have made Juliet feel she had to take such a drastic course of action. Write up your findings on the appropriate wiki page below. Make sure you put you and your partner's name at the top of the page. In addition, label each contribution you make with your name. You need a combination of five different lines and actions for your character.

Romeo E
Montague E
Juliet E
Capulet E
Nurse E
Lady Capulet E
Tybalt E
Paris E
Mercutio E
Friar Lawerence E



Passages for language study:
2.4.1-37
2.4.38-103
2.4.164-219
2.5.1-55
2.5.56-83
2.6


For your assigned passage above, please complete the following:
1. Prepare a summary of your group’s lines.
2. Identify three examples of language tricks/literary devices used in your group’s lines.
Note: In addition to the literary devices already mentioned, look for hyperbole and puns.
3. How do these specific devices/tricks enhance the passage?
4. Identify what your group thinks is the most important line, and be prepared to explain why it is important.

Please write your examples in the following manner:

personification: "The gray-eyed morn smiles on the frowning night" (2.3.1)

RJ PeterK E Block
RJ John
RJ Joanna
RJ Susie
RJ Joon
RJ PeterP
RJ Erin
RJ RachelS
RJ Sally
RJ Stella
RJ Eric E block
RJ PeterL
RJ Rosa
RJ Christina
RJ JaneR
RJ Seung Hyon
RJ Tae Yoon
RJ Alex



World Literature Independent Reading Project

English 9 World Lit Book Podcast .pdf

World Lit Podcast Grading Sheet.pdf

WLIRP PeterK E Block
WLIRP John
WLIRP Joanna
WLIRP Susie
WLIRP Joon
WLIRP PeterP
WLIRP Erin
WLIRP Rachel
WLIRP Sally
WLIRP Stella
WLIRP EricP
WLIRP PeterL
WLIRP Rosa
WLIRP Christina
WLIRP Jane
WLIRP Seung Hyon
WLIRP Tae Yoon
WLIRP Alex



Mini-Lessons and Daily Oral Language Quarter 1

MLDOLQ1 PeterK(E)
MLDOLQ1 John
MLDOLQ1 Joanna
MLDOLQ1 Susie
MLDOLQ1 Joon
MLDOLQ1 PeterP
MLDOLQ1 ErinK
MLDOLQ1 RachelS
MLDOLQ1 Sally
MLDOLQ1 Stella
MLDOLQ1 EricP
MLDOLQ1 PeterL
MLDOLQ1 Rosa
MLDOLQ1 ChristinaS
MLDOLQ1 JaneR
MLDOLQ1 SeungHyon
MLDOLQ1 TaeYoon
MLDOLQ1AlexK