Davis English 9

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"The Scarlet Ibis" Symbolism

The narrator says, "There is within me...a knot of cruelty borne by the stream of love." Think about your relationships with people you love, especially in your family. Can love and cruelty coexist? Why or why not? In a thoughtful paragraph that starts out with a strong topic sentence, write your response.


Monday, September 13, 2010

Consider the role of foreshadowing throughout the text. How does it influence the story's outcome?

--conversation with Whitney and Rainsford about the island lore
--Rainsford hearing the pistol shot
--Rainsford noticing Zaroff looking at him intently
--the discussion of the "game"

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Descriptive Writing Paragraph

Looking at the 2 paragraphs you wrote about your Summer page in your WN, retype the paragraph here...USING your BEST descriptive (using all 5 senses) writing. Bring to life whatever you are describing: a place, an object, an action. Add a last line to the paragraph that summarizes what this place, this object, this action--this moment means to you.

"The Utterly Perfect Murder" paragraph

 Looking at your notes as you determined whether you thought Doug Spaulding was sane or insane, decide which conflict causes his insanity and what was the result. Follow your notes on p. 24 of the Short Story Workbook.

You might want to write your paragraph using the LPS Google APPS link and open a new document. This way, you can use Word and then copy and paste it into the comment here.

Good luck!