FIRST 2 PARAGRAPHS OF “THE SCARLET IBIS” Circle the highlighted words that are associated with death. Mark and label all the figurative language in the first 2 paragraphs: simile, metaphor, personification. http://www.aristos.org/aris08/landscapes.htm IMAGERY IN THE FIRST 2 PARAGRAPHS Imagery Example from the story Visual – sight, what you see Bleeding tree, flower garden, brown magnolia petals, oriole nest, white house, pale fence, mahogany coffin Tactile – touch, what you can feel Cool green-draped parlor, soft grass, rubber sheet, afternoon sea breeze Olfactory – smell, what you can smell Flowers blooming, rotting magnolia petals, pines Auditory – sound, what you can hear Speaking softly, echoing halls, shouting, crying , sobbed INFERENCES ABOUT THE STORY Make Inferences: An inference is a logical guess based on clues in the text plus your own knowledge. [details or evidence from the story] + [what I know from reading or experience] ______________________________________ Inference about the story Make an inference about: the mood, the narrator, and the plot http://www.wallartdecorstore.com/blog/entry/roatan-islandphotos/ WE WERE DOWN IN OLD WOMAN SWAMP AND IT WAS SPRING AND THE SICK-SWEET SMELL OF BAY FLOWERS HUNG EVERYWHERE LIKE A MOURNFUL SONG. What type of figurative language is present in this quote? THIS IS ALSO THE THEME OF THE STORY!!!! ISN’T THAT COOL HOW THE AUTHOR TOLD US HIS OWN THEME, AND WE DIDN’T HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE 3 STEPS TO FIGURE IT OUT?!?!? http://www.flickr.com/photos/inkfeather/217607170/ PRIDE IS A WONDERFUL, TERRIBLE THING, A SEED THAT BEARS TWO VINES, LIFE AND DEATH. What kinds of figurative language is present in this quote? FIND AS MANY EXAMPLES OF PERSONIFICATION, SIMILE, OXYMORON, AND METAPHOR AS YOU CAN. • Record in the chart the examples that make comparisons with life and death in the chart. • With a partner try to answer the questions below the chart. A symbol is an object, person, place, or experience that represents something else. James Hurst says he chose the scarlet ibis as a symbol for Doodle. SYMBOLISM SYMBOLISM IN COLORS Color What does this color usually represent? Literal Item Linked to Color Explain how the color of the object becomes symbolic. Green Growth, rotting, jealousy parlor, Old Woman Swamp, Paris Green, grass Cycle of life White purity, innocence, surrender, death Fence, house, old man’s beard, white veil over eyes Doodle’s innocence, loss of life Red Passion, pride, war, blood Bleeding tree, blood, Doodle’s skin, ibis, neck, shirt Death, Narrator’s Pride Blue loyalty, peace, suffocation sea, sky, rain, Doodle’s eyes Memories, Narrator’s sadness SCARLET IBIS http://www.google.com/imgres?q=scarlet+ibis&hl=en&sa=X&tbas=0&bi w=1366&bih=649&tbm=isch&prmd=imvnsb&tbnid=TtFfUVtLs1T4nM:&i mgrefurl DOODLE http://www.glogster.com/hornethottie14ebbs/the-scarletibis/g-6mp8hjh8ghmis45jcdeqha0?old_view=True SYMBOLISM IN CHARACTERS WEATHER TIME OF YEAR: “CLOVE OF SEASONS” http://www.levismithart.com/landscapes/ http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photograp hy/photo-of-the-day/autumn-leaves-japan/ OTHER SYMBOLIC ELEMENTS LOOKING FOR PATTERNS Do you see any patterns or repetition as far as what subjects the author chooses to describe using figurative language and symbolism? What do you think the author is trying to say about life and death through his use of this figurative language and symbolism? Using your answers to these questions, write a thematic statement. Now, add the theme to your rhetorical triangle in your own words. RHETORICAL FRAMEWORK PARAGRAPH In the story “_________________,” _______________ shows ____________ that ______________________________. He creates a _______________ mood through _____________________________________. The _______ feeling to the story transfers to his __________ tone. He seizes many moments to point out that ___________________________ _______________________________________.