Figurative LanguageA blind rage like a fire swept over himA book that rends and tears like a broken sawA breath of melancholy made itself felt like a chill andsudden gust from some unknown seaA cloud in the west like a pall creeps upwardA cloud like a flag from the skyA cluster of stars hangs like fruit in the tree
In-class Journal Assignment The writer Anton Chekhov wrote: “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” What does this mean to you?
QuizFollowing Chekhov’s advice, takethese statements and make themmore descriptive:It sure is cold today.The blizzard dropped a lot of snow.Tonight’s forecast is for even morecold weather.
My tentative thesisRay Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine isone of my favorites because thetheme concerns a “coming-of-age”story for the main character, thelanguage that Bradbury uses in thebook is almost poetic, and thesymbols in the story reflect the lifeof not only the boy, but the town helives in.
My topic sentences• The theme of the book is about a young boy who becomes a man during one summer of his young life.• Ray Bradbury uses such wonderful figurative language throughout the book that it’s almost poetic.• The symbols used by Bradbury reflect the life of not only the boy, but the town he lives in.
Summing it upRay Bradbury’s poetic novel,Dandelion Wine , is a classicstory of not only a boybecoming a man, but alsoshows how the town he lives inchanges and grows along withhim.
To be turned in also:Take your tentative thesis thatyou’ve been working on and rewordit again---this time condense all ofyour three main points into just onestatement that sums up the mainidea of your paper.
Homework for Monday, 12/12Using your tentative thesis, topicsentence outline, and conclusion, workon your first draft of your essay. Quoteone of your outside sources in yourpaper, and include a Works Cited entryat the end of your essay. Post this inyour online journal.
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