These are called epigrams.

Directions for Twelfth Night Project:
Today, we will be starting our final project of
the year. It will be worth one hundred points
and will be due on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.
Epigrams can be hard to find because they have a very broad
definition. What one person considers an epigram, another
may consider an elegy, poem, or perhaps even a song. The
most basic definition of an epigram is a brief, clever, and
memorable statement. Some of them are formulated
with satirical purposes in mind, and others are purposely
meant to be confusing.
Clearly, the reasons for using epigrams are
They cause the reader or listener to think a bit
more about the statement being made.
They are examples of pure humor.
They all leave an impression.
Many of them, whether through humor or blatant
statements, are making a commentary on some
sort of issue, whether it be political, social,
religious, or just about day-to-day life.
"Little strokes/Fell great oaks." - Benjamin
"Here's my wife: here let her lie! Now she's at
rest-and so am I." - John Dryden
"Candy/Is dandy,/But liquor/Is quicker." - Ogden
"I mean the opposite of what I say./You've got it
now? No, it's the other way." - Bruce Bennett,
"To be safe on the Fourth/Don't buy a fifth on the
third." - James H. Muehlbauer
"It comes once a year/But it fades with fear."Harry Potter
a visual SIFT of
Twelfth Night
 Hmmmm!?*
Using a single representative page of Twelfth
Night, create a visual SIFT.
Although you have a full page of text, only the
words that provide evidence for your theme
should be visible.
You must write the theme that you selected on
the back of your epigram.
The text that does not support the theme will
be covered by the following:
1. A drawing that reflects the tone of your
2. A drawing of a symbol (from the page in
front of you) that supports your theme.
3. An image that is used to support your
4. A drawing that represents a line of figurative
1. The theme that is written on the back of your epigram needs
to match the words that are still visible on the front of the
page (40 points).
Most of the page and the unimportant text need to be
covered by pictures that represent the following: tone,
imagery, symbol, and figurative language. All pictures
should collaborate to create a cohesive visual SIFT. This
means the pictures must be chosen and drawn to illustrate a
unified purpose where all parts belong in the picture and
complement the overall epigram (40 points).
All components of your epigram must connect back to your
theme. Your epigram must be neat, creative, and
thoughtfully constructed. In all, your epigram should reflect
an overall sense of pride in presentation (20 points).
There are two ways for you to earn extra credit
on this assignment:
1. Add some elements of 3-D to your epigram.
See the epigram of the lady with the butterflies
as an example.
2. Do a separate project where you creatively
use cut strips of text to share a message.

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