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  • 1. Does growing older provide a person with more benefits than it does drawbacks or vice versa? CLOSE READING EXERCISE
  • 2. Examine for 7 seconds – no discussion
  • 3. What did you see?
  • 4. What claim can you make? What supports your claim? What inference can you make? What supports your inference?
  • 5. 21 seconds with discussion
  • 6. The Gross Clinic, 1825, by Thomas Eakins What claim can you make from this picture? What inference can you make? What supports your claim What supports your inference? Who is the man? -Support What are the themes of the painting?
  • 7. What claim can you make? What supports your claim? What inference can you make? What supports your inference?
  • 8. What claim can you make? What supports your claim? What inference can you make? What supports your inference?
  • 9. The Agnew Clinic – 1889 by Thomas Eakins
  • 10. Who is the man? Repeat – claims, inferences and support What are the themes of the painting?
  • 11. The Agnew Clinic – 1889 by Thomas Eakins
  • 12. SONNET 73 That time of year thou may'st in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruin'd choirs, where late the sweet birds sang. In me thou see'st the twilight of such day, As after sunset fadeth in the west, Which by-and-by black night doth take away, Death's second self, that seals up all in rest. In me thou see'st the glowing of such fire That on the ashes of his youth doth lie, As the death-bed whereon it must expire Consum'd with that which it was nourish'd by. This thou perceivest, which makes thy love more strong, To love that well which thou must leave ere long. - Shakespeare
  • 13. – themes, what is the author trying to say – structure, shape of the poem, vocabulary (types of words), sentences, punctuation, patterns – literary devices used to effect the themes/tone/mood – the pace, fast or slow, breaks or turns/turning points – what is the overall tone, what are the key emotions, where is the passion – historical or author background – connections, where does this poem take your thoughts, ideas, can you connect the piece with other literature, art, your life experience, history
  • 14. Analyze Sonnet 73 using these roles
  • 15. Two Kinds by Amy Tan My mother believed you could be anything you wanted to be in America. You could open a restaurant. You could work for the government and get good retirement. You could buy a house with almost no money down. You could become rich. You could become instantly famous. "Of course, you can be a prodigy, too," my mother told me when I was nine. "You can be best anything. What does Auntie Lindo know? Her daughter, she is only best tricky.” America was where all my mother's hopes lay. She had come to San Francisco in 1949 after losing everything in China: her mother and father, her home, her first husband, and two daughters, twin baby girls. But she never looked back with regret. Things could get better in so many ways. HOW DOES THIS PASSAGE RELATE TO THE ESSENTIAL QUESTION AND THE THEMES OF THE OTHER PIECES EXAMINED?

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