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Homs03

  1. 1. A Nation of Immigrants<br />Introduction to our study of Sandra Cisneros’ novel<br />The House on Mango Street<br />
  2. 2. TEKS Reading Comprehension / Fiction<br />analyze the effects of diction and imagery (e.g., controlling images, figurative language, understatement, overstatement, irony, paradox) in poetry.[3A]<br />analyze how authors develop complex yet believable charactersin works of fiction through a range of literary devices, including character foils.[5B]<br />analyze the way in which a work of fiction is shaped by the narrator's point of view.[5C]<br />
  3. 3. Key Concepts<br />Experience of the “Outsider”<br />Literary Elements:<br />Autobiographical narrative<br />Author's purpose<br />Paradox<br />Motif<br />
  4. 4. What is a Paradox?<br />A statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true<br />It’s a certain kind of irony <br />
  5. 5. What is a Paradox?<br />A statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true<br />For example:<br />“…but what I remember most is Mango Street, the house I belong but do not belong to.”<br />
  6. 6. What is a Motif?<br />A recurring literary element through which an author expresses a dominant idea or central theme <br />
  7. 7. What is a Motif?<br />A recurring literary element through which an author expresses a dominant idea or central theme <br />A recurring / repeating image or symbol<br />Be aware of repeating images or symbols as we read through selections from the novel.<br />
  8. 8. What isAuthor’s Perspective?<br />An author’s perspective is the set of values they bring to their writing. It’s shaped by several factors.<br />Let’s do this tutorial together…<br />
  9. 9. Vignette: My Name<br />Esperanza<br />Page 616 in the textbook.<br />Go to that page now. <br />
  10. 10. Vignette: My Name<br />Esperanza<br />Page 616 in the textbook.<br />Read to answer prompts about:<br /><ul><li>TONE
  11. 11. AUTHOR’S PERSPECTIVE</li></li></ul><li>Vignette: My Name<br /><ul><li> On a sheet of notebook paper, write down these two prompts and respond to each thoughtfully:
  12. 12. (lines 47 – 50) What tone does Cisneros’ word choice convey? Explain your answer.
  13. 13. (lines 51 – 63) What cultural expectations and values does Cisneros reveal in these paragraphs? Explain your answer.</li></li></ul><li>Review: “The House On Mango Street” and “Mango Says Goodbye Sometimes”<br /><ul><li> Selection Test “A”
  14. 14. Selection Test “B/C”</li>

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