Goals: To use close-reading and syntax to decode difficult language; to analyze how unusual syntax and literary devices create layers of meaning in a text.
Opener: Find one to three examples of symbolism in Acts 1-2 of Macbeth. For each one, embed it in a sentence explaining the context and meaning of the metaphor. You may use the sentence frame below, if you’d like.
Frame: In Act ___, Scene ___, when _(character_speaking)_ says to _(who’s he/she_speaking_to)_ “ __(your_quote)__,” this symbol represents _(explain what it means)_. This is important in the context of the play because __(explain how this symbol is important to the themes in the play)__.
Handouts in Class: none
Terms and Vocabulary: see English 10 homepage
Work Assigned and Collected:
1. We read Act 2.3 in class and discussed the study guide.