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### Part 1 the cyclopes

1. 1. The Odyssey Part 1: The Cyclopes<br />Ms. Marshall<br />8th Grade English<br />
2. 2. Part 1: The CyclopesSeptember 26, 2011<br />Warm up: Copy the following definitions.<br />Simile: a comparison of two unlike things using like or as.<br />Epic Simile: an extended comparison of two unlike things using like or as.<br />Analyze: to break something down into parts<br />Today’s objective is to read Part 1: The Cyclopes, practice our listening skills, and find epic similes.<br />27<br />
3. 3. While Reading<br />Practice your listening skills and jot down important ideas. Create a table like the one below.<br />
4. 4. After Reading<br />Compare your notes at your tables. In a different color, copy at least one piece of information from someone in your group that you missed. <br />
5. 5. The Cyclopes: SimilesSeptember 27, 2011<br />Warm up: One your tables are lists of ½ of several similes. Choose one. Next, complete it with your own ideas in the first box in the organizer.<br />Today’s objective is to create, understand and analyze similes. <br />
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7. 7. The geometry test was as clear as mud.<br />
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9. 9. The geometry test was as clear as mud.<br />
10. 10. The simile is comparing the geometry test and mud. Mud is not clear and cannot be seen through. The geometry test was difficult and hard to understand. Saying that the geometry test was as clear as mud is saying that the geometry test was unclear. <br />Identify the two parts of the simile.<br />Explain what each part of the simile actually means.<br />Explain what is actually meant by the use of the figurative language.<br />
11. 11. Odyssey Example<br />Now choose one of the examples you wrote down from the reading and complete the bottom of the organizer. <br />