Class Notes: 1/6/17
Homework for Monday: Complete “First Words 1+2”
Read Theseus, know nuts and bolts,
Prepare for college bowl
To be successful:
1. Know the Material
2. Answer the essay prompt
a. Our prompt is “What is the Central Theme?”
- Thesis statement is the most important part of the essay, answering the prompt, keep focus on thesis opinion
- Three reasons defending thesis, use literary devices, show how rhapsode conveys message uses literary devices. Prioritize Reasons! Best Reason should come last
- Brainstorming: our thesis opinion- Pride Goes Before The Fall
o Need to repeat this statement 8 times, alternate ideas for wording-
§ Self doubt protects from failure
§ Nemesis from pride
§ Bite off too much and you’re going to choke
§ Think big act small
- Literary Devices
o Symbolism (Stewart Believes this Is Most Important)
o Point of view
Point of View: Find quotations that show reason and explain
Ex: “Finally as happens with many men pride raced away with his wits”
Nathans Explanation: Narrator shows that it (Pride racing away with wits) happens to many men
Character: To find quotations- Look for diction and word choice
“Daedalus could not resist the beautiful queen; besides, she had touched his
Vanity” Narrator uses vanity as another word for prize
How does the Character change? Analyze development
Show how character represents Homeric pattern
Symbolism: (discuss on Monday)
Plot: sequence of actions in a story, you have a protagonist and an antagonist, struggles against each other in exterior conflict, protagonist also has internal conflict, 99% of time resolution to internal conflict is also resolution to external conflict.
Exposition: Shows basic information that lets you expose the plot
Setting: time and place of stories action
Rising action: complications that make it harder for protagonist to solve conflict
Climax: moment of highest emotional intensity
Dénouement: strings being untied
Remember A comes back to A but is no longer A.
What makes it change?
In what way does it change?
Why does the author have it change in that way?