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Bellwork: Friday 2/22. • Journal Entry #12: Read the following example of hint fiction. ENGAGEMENT. The dry cleaners offers me a discount on the wedding ...

Bellwork: Friday 2/22

Hint fiction (n): A story of 25 words or fewer that suggests a larger, more complex story.

• Journal Entry #12: Read the following example of hint fiction.

ENGAGEMENT The dry cleaners offers me a discount on the wedding dress that’s been hanging in his window for six months. Then, in 4-5 sentences, respond to this story. What happened? Why is the wedding dress in the window? Why wasn’t it picked up?

Cisneros’ Identity • Finish your graphic organizers from yesterday, in your groups.

• You have 10 minutes to finish them and turn them in to the class tray.

NOTES: The Elements of Style • Vignette—a short, usually descriptive literary description, episode, or account. • Style—the distinctive way in which a writer uses language, from how he/she puts sentences together to his/her choice of vocabulary and use of literary devices. • Metaphor—a comparison between two things that are basically dissimilar in which one thing becomes another. ▫ Example: “But my mother’s hair…is the warm smell of bread before you bake it.”

NOTES: The Elements of Style • Simile—a comparison between two things that are basically dissimilar using “like” or “as” to make the comparison. ▫ Example: “My papa’s hair is like a broom.”

• Personification—the act of giving human qualities to something that is not human. ▫ Example: “And me, my hair is lazy.”

• Alliteration—the repetition of similar consonant sounds within a phrase or sentence. ▫ Example: “It is the smell when she makes room for you on her side of the bed still warm with her skin.

NOTES: The Elements of Style • Repetition—the act of repeating words or phrases for dramatic effect ▫ Example: In “Hairs,” the words “hair,” “holding you,” and “rain” are repeated.

• Sensory details—images and/or details that emphasize our senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, touch) to recreate a scene for the reader ▫ Example: “The snoring, the rain, and Mama’s hair that smells like bread.”

Esperanza and The House on Mango Street • You are going to rotate around to stations today. You will be reading, as a group, vignettes from the novel. • At each station, you will perform the same 3 tasks: 1. Identify at least TWO examples of figurative language used in the vignette. Write the example and tell which type is being used. 2. Identify which aspect (part) of Esperanza’s identity is discussed in the vignette—her view of herself, how others see her, or how she is shaped by her environment. Give textual evidence to support your claim. 3. Draw/illustrate the MAIN IDEA and/or THEME of the vignette. Basically, what is the significance or most important thing about this vignette?