Apply Draw a sketch of your room In your sketch select images that reveal your

Apply draw a sketch of your room in your sketch

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Apply: Draw a sketch of your room. In your sketch, select images that reveal your character. Trade sketches with a partner. Interpret each other’s sketches based on the images and discuss each other’s interpretations. Share your insights with the class. 60 / Lesson 14: Imagery
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Imagery Consider: This is the time of year when almost every night the frail, illegal fire balloons appear. Climbing the mountain height, rising toward a saint still honored in these parts, the paper chambers flush and fill with light that comes and goes, like hearts. Elizabeth Bishop, “The Armadillo (for Robert Lowell)” Discuss: 1. Read the two stanzas aloud. What kind of imagery does Bishop use in these lines? How does the use of imagery contribute to the reader’s understanding of the lines? 2. The image of the balloons rising and filling with light ends with a simile ( like hearts ). How is the effect of the simile different from that of the image? Apply: Write an image of an unusual sight you have witnessed on a vacation. Use ten words or less. Now describe the same sight using a simile. Discuss the differences in effect with a partner. Lesson 15: Imagery / 61
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Imagery Consider: There were some dirty plates and a glass of milk beside her on a small table near the rank, disheveled bed – Wrinkled and nearly blind she lay and snored rousing with anger in her tones to cry for food. William Carlos Williams, “The Last Words of my English Grandmother” Discuss: 1. These stanzas contain visual, olfactory, auditory, and gustatory images. Fill in the chart below with concrete images from the poem. Visual Olfactory Auditory Gustatory 2. Contrast the attitude toward the old woman in the two stanzas. How does it change? What images create this change in attitude? Apply: Think of a group of young people cheering at a sporting event. Write a paragraph describing them in a positive way; then write another paragraph describing them in a negative way. Use at least two types of imagery in your descriptions. Post your descriptions around the room. 62 / Lesson 16: Imagery
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Imagery Consider: The egwugwu house was now a pandemonium of quavering voices: Aru oyim de de de dei! filled the air as the spirits of the ancestors, just emerged from the earth, greeted themselves in their esoteric language. Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart Discuss: 1. Read this passage aloud. How does Achebe’s use of the Ibo language contribute to the reader’s ability to “hear” the auditory images? 2. Compare Achebe’s passage with: The “egwugwu” house was now full of voices which filled the air as the spirits of the ancestors, just emerged from the earth, greeted themselves in their esoteric language. In which passage can the reader “hear” the voices? How does the ability to “hear” the voices help readers understand the passage?
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