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.
Frame: In Act ___, Scene ___, when _(character_speaking)_ says to _(who’s he/she_speaking_to)_
“__(your_quote)__,” this is a _(name_of_literary_device)_ that means _(explain what it means)_.
Example 1: “I must report they were/ As cannons overcharged with double cracks” (Act 1, Scene 2, lines 40-41)
Example 2: That suggestion/Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair (Act 1, Scene 4, lines 147-148)
Example 3: The raven himself is hoarse/ That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan (Act 1, Scene 5, lines 45-46)
Example 4: "My gashes cry for help." (Act 1, Scene 2, line 46)
Example 5: "Look like the innocent flower./ But be the serpent under 't." (Act 1, Scene 5, lines 76-77) [Identify what ELSE this is, BESIDES a simile]
Handouts in Class: none
Terms and Vocabulary: see vocabulary list
Work Assigned and Collected:
1. We discussing the Act 1 study guide.