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Introduction Letter (link below)
Vocabulary Slide Instructions (click the link below)
Star-Spangled Banner Poem
This link will connect you to "The Star-Spangled Banner" document.
1. Read and annotate the entire poem
2. First impressions
--questions - what are you confused about with the text?
---make connections - what ideas come to mind while reading this text?
--highlight/underline - why are you highlighting or underlining this? this should be clear in the notes on the page
--identify figurative language: metaphor, alliteration, imagery, assonance/consonance, etc.
3. Identify a theme. Make a claim. Provide 3 concrete details to support this claim, and at least 1 sentence of commentary for each concrete detail.
---the theme must be present throughout the entire poem
---Your CLAIM must be in response to this prompt: What is your theme and how does the "Star-Spangled Banner" present that theme? How does this all relate back to American identity?
---------Example: The theme of bravery is present throughout the poem "The Star-Spangled Banner" as seen through the imagery and word choice. This theme of bravery connects back to the American identity as bravery was an essential characteristic of a soldier fighting for their new country.
America the Beautiful Annotation/Analysis
1, Read the poem one time through.
2. Define unknown vocabulary
3. On the second reading, identify literary devices:
--appeals (ethos, pathos, logos)
---metaphors and similes
---motifs and symbolism
---mood and tone
- Identify a theme of American identity present in the poem
- MAKE A CLAIM - How is this theme demonstrated in the poem and IDENTIFY TWO LITERARY DEVICES used by the author to demonstrate this theme?
- In “America the Beautiful” the author uses imagery and repetition to demonstrate the early American identity theme of religious faith.
- Identify TWO CONCRETE DETAILS (evidence) and provide COMMENTARY for each piece of evidence. HOW DOES YOUR EVIDENCE CONNECT BACK TO THE THEME?
- Evidence: In the first and final stanzas, Bates says “God shed His grace” on the United States.
- Commentary: By having this line in both the first and last stanza, it highlights that God has played a role in not only the beginning of our country’s formation but continues to play a role for years to come.
- Evidence: In the middle stanzas, God also helps the United States by fixing “every flaw” that exists.
- Commentary: Bates wants to communicate that God and the faith that others have in Him is what has helped make this country great.
16 Personalities: Mind-Map and Analysis
"My Shot" Annotation/Analysis (due 9/20)
Identify examples of:
- Character traits
- Themes of american identity
- setting/time period
- Character’s background
At least ONE example of each:
- Diction - slang!
- “Figure of speech”
"My Shot" Character Mind Maps (assigned 9/20) due 9/23
Click the image for the mind-map instructions. You need to have FIVE mindmaps total. Two of these mindmaps should be your original mindmaps, the other three should be from our discussion notes on 9/20. If you do not have these notes, ask your peers for photos of the mind-maps.
Found Poem Article Instructions (due 9/23)
Found Poem Example: Analysis (due 9/24)
Click this link to get your copy of the poem you need to analyze. You will need a physical copy of this printed out.
Print out a copy of this article, as well. Review instructions in previous image.