Essay time - Weebly

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ESSAY TIME AGENDA- APRIL 20TH 1. Submit your Blooms Questions If they arent in MLA then I will hand them back to you. 2. Writing Prompt 3. Inventory Review- Theme and Conflict 4. Theme Equation 5. Essay Questions

1.You are a loser who lives alone with a cat and have for quite some time. One day your cat cant take it anymore and starts talking. What does it say? 2.A hopelessly messy person and an obsessively neat person become roommates. 3.A physical description of an eccentric relative. 4.Describe the sounds you heard the first time you swam in the ocean.

WRITING PROMPT Choose One INVENTORY Authors Bio: Why is it relevant? Obvious? Character VOCAB: Round, Dynamic, Flat, Static Conflict: Remember that there is almost always a major and minor must also identify the conflicts by using:

conflict. You Man vs. Man Man vs. Nature Man vs. Society Man vs. Self Major Conflict: inferring, reading between the lines. Minor Conflict: is an offshoot of the major conflict, usually the climax of the story.

THEME Topic + Opinion = Lesson/Theme Stereotypes + Shouldnt judge so quickly = People only consider the stereotypes that they have against others not what is assumed of them. Betrayal + _____________________ = _______________________________ Equality + _____________________ = _______________________________ ANALYTICAL ESSAY-

FINAL ASSIGNMENT FOR SHORT STORY 1. How do the literary devices used by the author contribute to the theme of the story? (Devices, Theme) 2. Compare and contrast two short stories that you have read this month. (Characters, Theme, Devices) 3. How did the setting of the story contribute to the meaning? (Devices) 1. What story do you want to work with?

2. Which question appeals to you most? 3. What do you believe about this story? Choose literary devices. DECISIONS COMPARE AND CONTRAST SAMPLE HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=7LRSQJJDGOK HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=FE_NR2T6FKQ

START WITH COMPARING IDEAS: REBELLING AGAINST CONFORMITY Platos Cave USING THE CAVE If I wanted to use this idea for my essay then it would have to be in

my thesis statement and I would be using Allegory as my central literary device. The Pedestrian and Harrison Bergeron are both examples of the allegory of Platos cave, but the protagonists differ in their rebellion, yet come to similar ends. It is MY opinion and I have included a literary term and a big concept. EXIT PASS Where do you think you are in the Cave Allegory?

Are you in the cave more than out? Have you seen the light and returned to share it with others? I like to think that I have experienced all of the levels of the cave. Those moments of enlightenment are often fleeting though and I feel that after I return home from work I end up staring at the shadows for part of my evening so that I can decompress, but I sometimes find it difficult to unchain myself. QUALITIES OF A GOOD

THESIS STATEMENT Thesis Rules A thesis statement should: Never be an open-ended question Be limited to mentioning only those points you plan to discuss in your essay Never be so broad that its difficult to discuss all relevant information Only present one specific idea; not multiple ideas Not contain two conflicting ideas

WHATS WRONG HERE? ACTIVITY 1 Identify the problems in the following thesis statements using these categories: (a) conflicting ideas focused (b) open-ended question (c) too broad (d) not

1. TV commercials are obnoxious to the person who is intent on watching a good show; on the other hand, they provide entertainment in the antics of the performers and they provide a good opportunity to take a snack break. 2. Since politicians are constantly bombarding each other, how do they expect anyone to know who is right and who is wrong? 3. Rap music is a popular form of art because it is creative and original and because it follows the traditions of other spontaneously developed music like jazz. 4. Unless people are conscious of pollution, the world will be destroyed by the year 2050

THESIS STATEMENTS To create a thesis statement simply follow this formula: TOPIC + OPINION = THESIS STATEMENT Examples: Animals + Dogs make better pets than cats = When it comes to animals, dogs make better pets than cats. Movies and emotions + Titanic ignited many emotions = The movie "Titanic" ignited many emotions in an audience.

Gangs and identity in the story "On the Sidewalk Bleeding + The boy lost his personal identity and was only seen as a gang member. = In the story "On the Sidewalk Bleeding", the boy loses his identity and is only recognized as a gang member. THESIS DRAFTING After you have drafted a thesis statement have a friend evaluate it for: (a) conflicting ideas (b) open-ended question (c) too broad (d) not focused/selective

WHAT NEXT?? The first question you need to ask yourself is: how do I plan to support the opinion in my thesis? Well, you begin by making a list of reasons or examples that support your opinion. You need a list of, at least, three strong reasons. For example, if we look back at the thesis statement in Exercise four, we can easily create a list to support the opinion stated in the thesis: Thesis When it comes to animals, dogs make better pets than cats. Reasons/Examples to support opinion 1) Dogs are fun 2) Dogs help you exercise

3) Dogs are loyal 4) Can you add any other reasons? ARE THEY IN THE RIGHT ORDER? Metaphor, Symbolism and Irony 1. 2. 3. Rule of Thumb: Your strongest argument goes last, but there is wiggle room.

If there is a strong metaphor which relates to the Symbol of the Lamb then: 1. Metaphor 2. Symbolism And then the symbol is ironic or the ending of the story is ironic, or your overall impression of the story is that its ironic.Then that would be the last argument. QUOTE SELECTION INTRODUCTION: ROAD MAP

Random Directions and No Directions INTRODUCTION: ROAD MAP POETRY INTRO Jennifer McKees poem Ode to Wilbur makes use of vivid imagery and humorous hyperbole to convey that pets are vital to overcoming personal obstacles by offering unconditional love. Without imagery the ode would fall flat and not be able to

communicate the depth of love and appreciation that the genre demands. Hyperbole is a strong poetic choice considering the lighthearted subject matter, but does not undercut the power of the overall message. It may seem like a simplistic poem, but the specific experiences in each stanza develop so that Wilbur becomes a symbol for all pets and the power that they have over our lives. 1. Ode would fall flat without imagery- depth of love. 2. Hyperbole helps to communicate a lighthearted tone.

INTRODUCTION Your introduction should start with your thesis and then give a preview as to what you will be using to prove this thesis. No quotes in the INTRO!!! You dont want your intro to be any longer than 150 words. The Pedestrian and Harrison Bergeron are both examples of the allegory of Platos cave and while the protagonists differ in their form of rebellion they come to similar ends. Platos cave is the origin story of the rebellious individual who challenges what is around them and struggles to reveal the truth. The protagonists in The Pedestrian and Harrison Bergeron follow this model by staying true to themselves, but not being able to defeat

the flaws in the system. While there are many similarities between the protagonists there is one key difference. Leonard Meads struggle in The Pedestrian is private, while Harrison Bergerons struggle is purposefully public. They have very different intentions, but unwittingly share the same goal. Through the use of allegory these two authors share the same warning: that without questioning what is around us we will be confined. TOPIC SENTENCES AND ORDER OF ARGUMENTS

TOPIC SENTENCES The first sentence of each new paragraph should give the reader an indication as to what to expect in that particular paragraph. What is the topic of this paragraph?? Harrison Bergeron symbolizes humanities potential for greatness as well as the freedom that we all desire. Hyperbole is the intentional use of exaggeration to enforce a concept..Kurt Vonnegut make use of hyperbole throughout Harrison Bergeron in order to. Ode to Wilbur makes use of metaphor in order to convey that Wilbur is a

majestic animal Essentially its taking pieces of your thesis and introduction and planting them into the body of the essay in order to control your ideas. THERE SHOULD NOT BE A PARAGRAPH SOLELY ABOUT THEME THAT IS FLOATING AROUND Click icon to add picture

JIGSAW PUZZLE AGENDA MONDAY APRIL 27TH Handing back Blooms Deeper Thinking Questions Review of common comments Essay Editing Time Intros, sentence length, transitions

Remember the more editing you do now, the better mark you will get. You will need: Colored pencils (3) Loose Leaf for notes BLOOMS QUESTIONS MLA: Double Space Everything Margins are too small 12 font for entire essay

When you include a quote you must put the authors name in brackets afterward: asdasff (McKee) Do not use contractions in your writing. Cant = Cannot Dont = Do not Havent = Have not When you are using the title of your short story: Harrison Bergeron, The Pedestrian, A Cup of Tea

When you are using the name of a book: Brave New World, 1984, Pride and Prejudice (Dont forget to capitalize) STIGMA OF METICULOUSNESS Click icon to add picture

EDITING TIME INTRODUCTION = BREAD CRUMBS Once you have drafted an introduction then you must pass it to someone else. This person will underline your thesis and then number your arguments within the introduction. If they struggle with numbering the arguments then you need to go back to the drawing board.

SENTENCE LENGTH Coloring Time: Long Sentences: 18 and up Medium Sentences: 13-17 words Short Sentences: 9-12 words DO NOT COUNT WORDS THAT ARE 1-2 LETTERS!! What do you have the most of? What is your longest sentence? Write your longest sentence on a piece of paper.

ongest Sentence Revised Sentence Long Sentences distract the reader from the primary idea. They are often mysterious and, therefore confusing.

Word Count: 21 Word Count: 9, 7 DO YOU ONLY DO THIS FOR ONE SENTENCE?????

NO TOPIC SENTENCES AND TRANSITIONS Dont forget about your topic sentences. They are the first sentence in each of your body paragraphs. They should introduce the idea of the body paragraph and be a short and CLEAR sentence. Underline the first sentence in each of your body paragraphs. Are they accurate to the topic of your paragraph???......

TRANSITION SENTENCES The essay is a series of sandwiches.. You have your quote sandwich AND your body paragraph sandwiches Topic Sentence= Top piece of bread Transition Sentence = Bottom piece of bread The transition sentence should be able to hint at what you will Talk about in the next paragraph. It acts like a bridge from one idea to the next.

SAMPLE Poetic choices are personally made and publically appreciated. The choices made by McKee in Ode to Wilbur provided an access point into a poem about a specific cat. Imagery sets a loving mood by describing Wilburs fur as thick and silky, downy/ and fluffy(3). It may seem excessive, but this tactile imagery brings Wilbur into focus. It is specific and creative and brings Wilbur to life. As the poem progresses the imagery changes to visual: He skips and hops,/ skating along the floor (8). Wilburs personality is dancing

on the page and he is truly coming to life. The ode genre is fulfilled by this joyous imagery. Often the imagery exaggerates Wilburs features, but these are not the only instances of exaggeration. Hyperbole is IS EVERY QUOTE IN A SANDWICH??? Introductory sentenceLEADING INTO QUOTE QUOTE Explanatory sentence WHAT WAS THE POINT OF

USING THE QUOTE? TRANSITIONS Transitions fall into several categories. The following seven categories list transitions for some of the most common situations in writing: 1. To show a time relationship: first, second, third, next, before, during, after, now, then, finally, last. 2. To add an idea or example: in addition, also, another, furthermore, similarly, for example, for instance. 3. To show contrast: although, but, however, instead, nevertheless, on the

other hand, in contrast, on the contrary. 4. To show comparison: in the same way, similarly, likewise, as, also. 5. To show cause-effect: as a result, consequently, because, since, therefore, thus. 6. To show conclusion: as a result, therefore, finally, last, in conclusion, in summary, to sum up, all in all. 7. To clarify: in other words, for instance, that is, put another way.

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