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Scene Two Figurative Language Review
A simile is a comparison between two unrelated things using “like” or “as.”
A metaphor is a direct comparison between two unrelated things.
Personification is giving non-human or non-living things human qualities.
In the scene below, Romeo has just arrived at Juliet’s house. He is hidden, and she doesn’t know he is there. She comes to the balcony and Romeo says …
But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief,
That thou her maid art far more fair than she:
Be not her maid, since she is envious;
Her vestal livery is but sick and green
And none but fools do wear it; cast it off.
It is my lady, O, it is my love!
O, that she knew she were!
She speaks yet she says nothing: what of that?
Her eye discourses; I will answer it.
I am too bold, ’tis not to me she speaks:
Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven,
Having some business, do entreat her eyes
To twinkle in their spheres till they return.
What if her eyes were there, they in her head?
The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars,
As daylight doth a lamp; her eyes in heaven
Would through the airy region stream so bright
That birds would sing and think it were not night.
See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand!
O, that I were a glove upon that hand,
That I might touch that cheek!
Find examples of similes, metaphors, and personification in the selection. Using colored pencils, highlight each example, using one color for each type of figurative language.
~ A character’s remark, either to the audience or another character, that other characters on stage are not supposed to hear
~ An extended speech by a single character that is uninterrupted by others
~A speech a character gives when she/he is alone on stage
~ Used to convey to the audience the characters private thoughts
Sampson and Gregory’s short exchange:
(aside to GREGORY)
Is the law of our side if I say “ay”?
(aside to SAMPSON)
Mercutio’s famous monologue begins with:
“O then I see Queen Mab hath been with you.” II iv
Romeo’s famous soliloquy begins with:
“But soft! What light through yonder window breaks?” III ii
Juliet’s famous soliloquy begins with:
“O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?” III ii
Getting a draft done is a great success. However, we often turn in the roughest of the rough, with obvious mistakes (You do know that the first word in each sentence should be capitalized, right?).
~ We do not hand in roughs or “sloppy copies.”
~ We hand in Best Drafts
~ Expect your Best Draft (what you typically call a rough) to be graded.
“I was gonna fix that later.”
“It’s only a rough draft.”
“I didn’t know we had to have it all done.”
Tuesday: StarBook setup
LAUNCH (Do Now)
~ Handwriting Card – In your best handwriting write the following sentence on your index card.
My name is ________ and this is my absolute best handwriting.
~ Guidelines Tape into notebook
~Daily Pages – How your homework works
Wednesday – Friday: Writing Diagnostic – Show us what you CAN DO; don’t focus on the CAN’Ts.
Welcome to ELA 9
1. Find you seat
2. Start on any of the items in your folder. Work silently and independently.
This Week’s Agenda:
~Taking a tour of the classroom
~Completing paperwork including student information sheets, Thought Bubbles, 50 Things I Love (5 min)
~Reviewing the syllabus – Supplies due by Friday.
~Practicing classroom procedures (running drills, class jobs, etc)
~John Green – Open Letter to Students – Your Response
~Class Website and Blog
~ STAR Books Setup
By the end of your initial training, you will be required to have:
~your notebook setup completed.
~any paperwork that required parent signatures turned in
~signed up for or logged into your resource websites
~All of your materials ready to go
Entrance Ticket – STICKY NOTE:
~ What’s the difference between paraphrasing, and summarizing?
Lessons in Resilience Reflection
~ What decisions did you make on your own?
~What did you think worked about this way of writing an essay and what didn’t work?
~ What should we do to improve the process?
My Close-Reading Annotation Symbols
|!||This is important.|
|*||Key vocabulary word or detail|
|circle or box||Unfamiliar vocabulary word|
|?||I have a question about this.|
|??||This is a confusing part.|
|E||This is evidence.|
|=||I made a connection (this reminds me of)|
|+||I agree with this.|
|X||I disagree with this.|
|LOL||This is funny.|
|I like this.|
|Q||I might quote this.|
Reword – replace words and phrases with synonyms whenever you can.
Rearrange – rearrange words within sentences to make new sentences. You can even rearrange the ideas presented within the paragraph.
Recheck – make sure that your paraphrase conveys the same meaning as the original text.
Realize – that some words and phrases cannot be changed – names, dates, titles etc. cannot be replaced, but you can present them differently in your paraphrase.
~ I can do this on my own without help.
~ I can explain how to do this.
~ I can teach someone else how to do this.
~ I can do this on my own without help.
~ I can show that I understand how to do this.
~ I can attempt this on my own, but I will need help to complete this.
~ I can show what I’ve achieved so far with this.
~ I can identify the task and goal, but I’m not sure I understand this.
~I can understand the task and goal, but I’m not sure how to start this.
“Would you rather be a giant hamster or a tiny rhino?”
I Have/ Who Has
Continue with Lesson 2 – Practice two focus questions and responses
Essential question: How does an author build structure throughout the text?
Work continues on Friday…
Which is more powerful, reading or writing?
is similar to…
is the opposite of…
Is similar to
The opposite of