Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Foreshadowing and Symbolism in "The Scarlet Ibis"

This week we have been focusing on foreshadowing and symbolism used in James Hurst's short story "The Scarlet Ibis." Students worked on a graphic organizer to analyze these two literary devices, as well as a few others (metaphor, simile, imagery, theme).

Questions to consider when you're asked something like "what is the significance of the use of this literary device?"
  • Why should an author use this device in their writing?
  • What is the effect on you, the reader, when these devices are used in a text?

We also had our first notebook check this week, and I especially enjoyed reading all the creative and fascinating vocab stories students wrote! Perhaps we should do more creative writing?

-Mrs. L.

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