Section outline

  • MONDAY: 

    Literary terms: alliteration, assonance, consonance: 


    Alliteration: the repetition of initial consonant sounds in words such as “rough and ready.”

    Example: ““His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe.”   

    Assonance: The repetition of vowel sounds without the repetition of consonants. Example: “My words fall like silent raindrops from the sky.”

    Consonance: The repetition of consonant sounds. Although it is similar to alliteration, consonance is not limited to the first letters of words. Example:

    “The dozen canals froze over every winter.”

    Simile / metaphor assignment  >> HERE <<  . 


    >Similes and Metaphors


    Simile: Using “like,” “as,” or “than” for a comparison between two things which seem to have nothing in common. 

    The branches of government are like internal organs in the body.

    His hatred ran as deep as an ocean.

    Doing homework is easier than digging ditches.

    Metaphor: a comparison between two things which seem to have nothing in common. Metaphors do not use “like” or “as” in the comparison.

    His bad attitude just added fuel to the fire.

    Talent scouts are always looking for someone who is a diamond in the rough.

    Handout  >> HERE <<  .


    > Vocabulary QUIZ / new vocabulary;  Vocabulary sentences  >> HERE <<


    >Substitute in today;

    Read "Everyday Use," by Alice Walker.

    handout (due in class): double-sided

    A Side) list the character traits for Mama, Maggie, and Dee (Wangero)

    B Side)  Story questions:

    1. How do Maggie's scars affect her life?

    2. Why does Dee changer her name to Wangero Leewanika Kemanjo?

    3. How has Dee changed since she last saw her mother and sister?

    4. Why does Dee want the quilts?

    5. Why is Dee angry at the end of the story?

    6. What does the narrator mean when she says that Maggie thinks Dee "has held life always in the palm of one had, that 'no' is a word the world never learned to say to her"? What does this say about Dee?

    7. In what way does the house fire affect Maggie? Describe how this event explains her character.

    Word search -- vocabulary #9 and some literary terms


    Some poetry review -- so far:

    Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken.”

    1. List the rhyme scheme for the entire poem

    2. How many stanzas are in the poem?

    3. Count the syllables per line in Stanza 1.

    4. Find the BEST example of alliteration. Write the line and circle the repeated sounds.

    5. Find the BEST example of assonance. Write the line and circle the repeated sounds.

    6. Find the BEST example of consonance. Write the line and circle the repeated sounds.

    7. What do you think the THEME is for the poem? Write it out, and include clues in the poem that suggest this theme to you.

    ++End of the First Quarter++


    Handouts for the week: