Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Analyze and annotate chapter 3 excerpt together - the "Party Scene"
1) Circle, underline literary devices and label them (ex. simile, metaphor, colors, repetition, catalogue, etc.)
2) Identify and write down themes or arguments Fitzgerald makes about society or human nature

Then, write a thesis statement in the following format:
In chapter 3 of The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald uses __________ (device #1) and __________ (device #2) in order to reveal that ________________________________________ (theme or argument he makes).

Repeat if desired with chapter 5 excerpt for up to 10 points extra credit.

HW: Finish annotating articles for tomorrow's seminar by listing your questions, comments, and reactions--mandatory articles are "MTV's 'My Super Sweet 16' Gives Sour Pleasure" and "Conspicuous Consumption Goes Out of Style." You may also annotate "Money-Hungry Schools Get Down to Business" for up to 10 points extra credit. Annotate the excerpt from chapter 5 of The Great Gatsby for up to 10 points extra credit - identify literary devices and themes/arguments and write a sample thesis statement like the one we wrote in class for Chapter 3. SEMINARS TOMORROW!

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