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40 resources with the keyterm allusion

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The Poetry of Emily Dickinson: Allusion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Consider the biblical allusions in Emily Dickinson's poetry with the seventh of ten lessons in a language arts unit. Learners read "A little East of Jordan" and "Come slowly - Eden!" and discuss the allusions to the original Old...
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Poetry Shopping Spree

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Scholars demonstrate the ability to evaluate authors' use of literary elements such as metaphor, simile, personification, imagery, and onomatopoeia. They are provided with a checklist and must shop for poems that contain the poetry terms...
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Mastering the Mighty Melville

For Teachers 11th - 12th
“Bartleby the Scrivner” as an existential forerunner to The Office? Dense and often dark, Herman Melville’s stories abound with Biblical allusions and complex symbols. If you are considering using Melville’s novels or short stories with...
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The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Allusions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
An allusion can help a writer get a complex idea across with just a few words by tapping into shared cultural knowledge and memory. Examine this phenomenon in Robinson Jeffers' poems "To the House" and "Hooded Night." Learners discuss...
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The Modernist Struggle: Allusions, Images, and Emotions in T.S. Eliot’s Prufrock

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
After a series of close reading activities that focus on modernist elements in T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," individuals are asked to adopt the point of view of a mental health professional and e-mail Prufrock...
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The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Allusions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Allusion can be a difficult concept for pupils to grasp. Home in on two brief poems by Edgar Allan Poe, "To Helen" and "Sonnet–To Science," with allusion in mind. Class members discuss the relationship of classical Greece and Rome to the...
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It's All an Allusion: Identifying Allusions, in Literature and in Life

For Teachers 11th - 12th
To allude, or not to allude, that is the question: whether ‘tis better to make a reference and engage your audience or risk confusing them or sounding dated. After reading an article about, and loaded with allusions, class members take a...
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Literary Terms

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Seriously, 93 slides of literary terms? Yes, and well worth the time, although perhaps not all at once. The beauty here is in the concise, easy-to-understand definitions for such well-known terms as imagery and personification, as well...
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A Separate Peace - T Analysis

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Reading A Separate Peace? Readers analyze important quotes that appear in John Knowle's classic novel using the provided graphic organizer. Learners record a passage and provide an accompanying analysis for each entry. Consider having...
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"The New Colossus" & "Harriet Beecher Stowe": Questions for Analysis

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Partners work together to respond to questions about "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus and Paul Laurence Dunbar’s "Harriet Beecher Stowe." The focus here is on the identifying the qualities that make these two poems sonnets.
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Creating Moby Dick Biopoems

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Create a biopoem about Herman Melville's character Moby Dick. The worksheet details the structure of the poem, and there are three example poems provided. Keep this sheet and use this poem structure for future characters. 
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Elements of Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Prepare your learners to identify figurative language in poetry. Tips for reading poetry and what to look for are listed on these slides. Rhetorical devices are defined and plenty of examples are given. 
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Cartoons for the Classroom

For Students 8th - 11th
Political cartoons have been used to decades. What do they symbolize? Why use a political cartoon instead of an editorial piece? Look at the two political cartoons illustrated here and analyze them as a class or in pairs. Consider...
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Brave New World Allusions and Terms

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this worksheet on allusion and vocabulary, high schoolers review a list of allusions and terms unique to Huxley's Brave New World. Worksheet serves as preparation for the reading.
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"Big Three" Bailouts

For Students 9th - 12th
What does your class think about big business bailouts by the U.S. Government? Find out with this activity, where learners analyze a political cartoon comparing the "Big Three" automakers with the Greek Myth of Sisyphus. Background...
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Borrowing from the Greek Debt

For Students 9th - 12th
Use political cartoons to help your class understand the European Debt Crisis and visual symbolism. This analysis handout includes two cartoons depicting the crisis and prompts learners to consider possible symbols and allusions to best...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Obama as the New Sisyphus

For Students 9th - 12th
Reveal how Greek Mythology can play into American politics through this political cartoon, where President Obama is depicted as Sisyphus. Background information gives scholars access to the cartoon's context, and three talking points...
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Figurative Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What is figurative language, and why do we use it? Introduce your high schoolers to some examples and discuss the importance of including this element in your writing. After studying a text and searching for examples, writers will...
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Test Review Sheet: Collection Four and Rhetoric

For Students 8th
Reinforce rhetorical reading with your eighth grader honors class (or standard-level high schoolers). Using quotes from American presidents and political leaders, pupils identify the rhetorical devices highlighted in each quote....
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Allusion in Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Emerging writers identify allusion in poetry by listening to recorded poems, like Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town. They also discuss what makes writing satirical and how writers use allusions to make satirical points.  
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Poetry Vocabulary

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Consisting of a thorough and straightforward list of poetry terminology, the first part of this presentation would be a good introduction to a poetry unit, or a review for an upcoming poetry project. The list of terms is quite extensive,...
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Reading Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Present your class with an overview of poetry-related information. The slides are clearly organized by topic, starting with reading poetry, ending with myths, and touching on everything from the five senses to open and closed forms of...
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What is Figurative Language?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Need a review of literary terms and figurative language? Although text heavy, these slides clearly define frequently used terms and provide color-coded examples.
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Literary Techniques

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Need to review literary terms/techniques with your class? The slides in this presentation define and give examples of 22 common literary terms. The PowerPoint could be used for AP test prep.