You are all… The Catches of the Day!

Good team work today sneechy Froo’s,
Great morning with you all as ALWAYS. What can I say- you guys are the ‘Bees Knees’!

The Week in Rap- Always be watching and sharing what you see happening in the world and community.
Be ready to work on your Public Service Announcements tomorrow.
Your editorials are DUE- please complete and put on a Google Document/WordPress as soon as possible.
Make sure you are continuing to take your PHOTO of a DAY!
READ TONIGHT. It is imperative that you read Chapters 1-2-3 TONIGHT in To Kill A Mockingbird. No joke.
MAKE SURE YOUR: I Am Hutterite Final Projects are done as well.

Chapter One – Question & Boo

Chapter Two & Three – Themes, Social Classes, and Quote

Chapter Four – Six – Allusions, Idioms, and Institutionalized Prejudice


Here are the materials I handed out today if you would like to complete the work for Monday on your computers.

English 20: Read Chapter 4 with the sub… Finish homework you were given yesterday.

Social Studies 20: Helping Mr. A.

Media Studies 20: Work period on Public Service Announcement.

Allusion information from Iris Weiss is below:
Make sure you know the different types.

An allusion is a figure of speech that makes a brief, often casual reference to a historical or literary figure, event or object. An allusion is a literary device that stimulates ideas, associations, and extra information in the reader’s mind with only a word or two. Allusion means ‘reference’. It relies on the reader being able to understand the allusion and being familiar with all of the meaning hidden behind the words.

Types of allusions:
Biblical–These references may deal with circumstances as familiar as “the mark of Cain,” “the fall from paradise,” “the tribulations of Job” or “destruction by flood or fire.”  A character may have the “strength of Solomon” or the “loyalty of Ruth.”

Contemporary–These are often lost when the current context is no longer in the public eye.  For example, “valley girls” or “Beavis and Butthead” may not remain in vogue and, therefore, references to them would lose their effectiveness.

Cultural—these kinds of allusions reference a cultural tradition or custom. Someone may say, “You dance like it’s Cinco de Mayo!”

Historical–These kinds of allusions might refer to major historical events, such as Napoleon meeting his Waterloo or Nixon dealing with Watergate.

Literary–Often works will refer to other well-known pieces.  For example, West Side Story expects you to think of Romeo and Juliet.  To describe a character as “quixotic” refers to Cervantes’ great novel, Don Quixote.

Medical—Often references medical cases or terms. For example, someone says, “you’re using your right brain because you’re so creative.” Or someone says, “It’s time to pull the plug!”

Mythological–Common allusions might refer to the beauty of Aphrodite or the power of Zeus.  “She followed like Niobe, all tears” (Hamlet).  Sometimes the entire work may refer to a mythological event.  The play, Desire Under the Elms, is a sustained allusion to the Phaedra legend.

Political–These references would be sustained in works like Gulliver’s Travels or Alice in Wonderland. They might also be used briefly.  If a character were called the next Julius Caesar, we might sense that he would be betrayed in some manner.  The Crucible is a historical allusion to the Salem witch trials and is also a statement about McCarthyism in the 1950s.

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