It Is Not Growing Like A Tree

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It Is Not Growing Like A Tree

  1. 1. IT IS NOT GROWING LIKE A TREE By Ben Jonson
  2. 3. Life Cycle of Man <ul><li>Infancy </li></ul><ul><li>Childhood </li></ul><ul><li>Old age </li></ul><ul><li>Death </li></ul>
  3. 4. Life Cycle of a Tree <ul><li>Seed/ Sprout </li></ul><ul><li>Sapling </li></ul><ul><li>Mature oak </li></ul><ul><li>Snag </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Born: June 11, 1572 </li></ul><ul><li>Westminster, London England </li></ul><ul><li>Died: August 6, 1637 </li></ul><ul><li>Westminster, London England </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation: Dramatist, poet and actor </li></ul>BEN JONSON
  5. 6. Unlocking of difficulties through context clues <ul><li>sere – The tree fell because it is bald and sere. (withered, strong, young) </li></ul><ul><li>bulk – A bulk family produces good children. (separate, individual, mass) </li></ul><ul><li>oak – A century tree is considered an oak tree. (soft, weak, durable) </li></ul>
  6. 7. &quot;It's Not Growing Like a Tree&quot; by Ben Jonson. <ul><li>It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make men better be; Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere: </li></ul>
  7. 8. &quot;It's Not Growing Like a Tree&quot; <ul><li>A lily of a day Is fairer far in May, Although it fall and die that night— It was the plant and flower of light. In small proportions we just beauties see; And in short measures life may perfect be. </li></ul>
  8. 9. &quot;It's Not Growing Like a Tree&quot; <ul><li>It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make men better be; Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere: </li></ul>
  9. 10. &quot;It's Not Growing Like a Tree&quot; <ul><li>A lily of a day Is fairer far in May, Although it fall and die that night— It was the plant and flower of light. In small proportions we just beauties see; And in short measures life may perfect be. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Comprehension Response <ul><li>1. What does the author say about the process of “making men better”? </li></ul><ul><li>2. What is said about the oak’s period of existence? How it is compared with the lily’s span of life? What kind of life is presented by the oak tree? by the lily? </li></ul>
  11. 12. Comprehension Response <ul><li>3. Distinguish between existing for a long time without meaning and living for a short time with accomplishment. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Discuss the author’s idea of living a short but meaningful life. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Valuing <ul><li>1. How can parents prepare their children for a better life? Can you suggest ways of making life meaningful though brief? </li></ul>
  13. 14. Valuing <ul><li>2. One of the realities of life that a person has to face is death. What is your concept of death? If you were given only three months to live by your doctor due to confirmation of cancer, how would you live each of your 90 days in a meaningful way. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Generalization
  15. 16. Evaluation <ul><li>How can persons make their lives more meaningful and memorable? </li></ul>
  16. 17. Assignment <ul><li>A. Read and Study “The Neclace” by Guy de Manpassant </li></ul><ul><li>B. Voc. Words </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Coquetlish boudoir </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. suppleness of wit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. sohinxlike smile </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. Assignment <ul><li>Unfold the story </li></ul><ul><li>A. Initial Situation </li></ul><ul><li>B. Conflict </li></ul><ul><li>C. Resolution </li></ul><ul><li>D. Climax </li></ul><ul><li>Reference: English Communication Arts and Skills Through World Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Serano and Lapid Pages 243-249 </li></ul>

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