2/20 – 2/21 English 1 & 9RCP Agenda


“Story of an Hour” and mood worksheet with substitute: identifying the nine shifting moods.

2/21 English 1

Symbolism puzzle piece sneeze
Read chapter 10

Symbol of Mockingbird and Rabid Dog – both in Chapter 10…what or who do these symbols represent and why do you believe that?  Choose a quote for each one that represents/illustrates your point.

2/21 9RCP


Sneeze 2/21

I will show you a total of three images.  For each image, I want you to write down (1) what the image means to you, and (2) how the image makes you feel.  There is no right answer.

(puzzle piece pictures)

Get started NOW.  Here is image one:

Image two:

Image three:

Symbol defined:

An object or name that stands for something else, especially a material thing that stands for something that is not material.


Literally, this is an image of                                               


figuratively, it is associated with   ___________.


Where do we find symbols in literature?

Literal language means exactly what it says.

Figurative language uses similes, metaphors, hyperbole, and personification to describe something often through comparison with something different.



Literal Descriptions


Figurative Descriptions


· Grass looks green.


· The grass looks like spiky green hair. (simile)


· She has a resilient personality.


· She was a stone wall. (metaphor)


· The flower smells sweet.


· The flower has the sweetest smelling petals in the world. (hyperbole)


· Grasshoppers make a high-pitched noise.


· Grasshoppers are fiddlers who play their legs. (personification)



Mother To Son

Langston Hughes

Well, son, I’ll tell you:

Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.

It’s had tacks in it,

And splinters,

And boards torn up,

And places with no carpet on the floor—


But all the time

I’se been a-climbin’ on,

And reachin’ landin’s,

And turnin’ corners,

And sometimes goin’ in the dark

Where there ain’t been no light.

So, boy, don’t you turn back.

Don’t you set down on the steps.

‘Cause you finds it’s kinder hard.

Don’t you fall now—

For I’se still goin’, honey,

I’se still climbin’,

And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.

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