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Once More to the Lake by E.B. White
Transcript of Once More to the Lake by E.B. White
E.B. White Reading Check
Discuss exposition of essay Find an example from the paragraph of each rhetorical device listed on the worksheet. Nostalgia - speaker says that even though he is a salt-water man, he craves the lake sometimes Rhetorical Devices Irony - the speaker says that he is a salt-water man even though he grew up near a lake every summer Motifs -fishing, water, youth Parallelism - "restlessness of the tides", fearful cold of the sea", "placidity of a lake" Juxtaposition - The speaker describes the sea/ocean water that he has begun to love but then describes the calmness of the lake in the woods - juxtapose ocean versus the lake and to see why he craves the lake sometimes More Rhetorical Devices Imagine you are the writer and come up with 5 pieces of imagery! Lesson Plan #4 : The Dragonfly Scene Rising Action and Internal Conflict Activity Complete handout by following the instructions on the sheet AP Rhetorical Devices:
EPIPHANY: "It was the arrival of this fly that convinced me...."
IMAGERY: "...the dead helgramite, the wisps of moss..."
NOSTALGIA: "There had been no years..." Language of Interpretation:
IDENTITY: "I felt dizzy and didn't know..." Summarizer AP Rhetorical Devices:
Essay Structural Elements:
Language of Interpretation
-identity Activity complete questions on the worksheet The Minnows The Minnows The minnows represent white and his father and white and his son White became his father and his son is becoming him. The shadows of the minnows are moving the same as the actual fish itself Lesson Plan #6 Gateway to Death Structure Starts off revealing a memory about the narrator regarding his childhood, then move to an intertwining of present and past, allowing the reader to get lost between his memories and what is actually happening. By the end of the story, the present takes over to evoke a realization within the narrator. Activity Take a moment to think about a death, or a near death experience that has occurred in your life. Create a Haiku about this experience. Haiku: a 3 line poem consisting of
5 syllables Meaning of the poem Through life experiences, one realizes that they will not live forever. When White sees his son, he realizes that his son is taking the place of him, just like White himself took the place of his father. Through that realization, White comes to the conclusion that he will not live forever and suddenly, "his groin felt the chill of death" (5). Closer Activity Find a quote that pertains to the overall meaning of the essay. Lesson Plan #5 Lesson Plan #1 The End "For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity"
-William Penn Lesson Plan #2 The importance of Tar Class Activity Complete the worksheet and take a few minutes to discuss your answers with the person sitting next to you Approx: 2 min Significance of the Tar Road "I was sure that the tarred road would have found it out and I wondered in what other ways it would be desolated" Comprehension Check: Answers to the worksheet Lesson Plan #3 Using Images to Determine Rising Action
and The Character’s Identity “I began to sustain the illusion that he was I, and therefore, by simple transposition,
that I was my father. This sensation persisted, kept cropping up all the time we were there.
It was not an entirely new feeling, but in this setting it grew much stronger.
I seemed to be living a dual existence. I would be in the middle of some simple act,
I would be picking up a bait box or laying down a table fork, or I
would be saying something, and suddenly it would be not
I but my father who was saying the words or making the gesture.
It gave me a creepy sensation.” Activity!!!! Read the following excerpt and then draw a picture of what you believe is being depicted in the passage.
You will have approximately two minutes. Summary Narrative Structure:
Rising Action - Contains a series of conflicts and crisis in the story that eventually leads to the climax
* In the narrative this is when the narrator realizes that he is becoming his father AP Rhetorical Devices:
Epiphany- This excerpt marks the beginning of the narrator realization of his identity
Diction- the author's choice of words creates a more powerful image IDENTITY!!! The author uses descriptive language to paint an image in your mind that leads you to discover the character's..... Language of Interpretation:
Identity- The author uses imagery to show how he is morphing into his father, therefore describing his identity "I was right about the tar: it led to within half a mile of the shore" "It is strange how much you can remember about places like that once you allow your mind to return into the grooves which lead back. You remember one thing, and that suddenly reminds you of another thing." AP Rhetorical Devices Perspective: Narrator takes us through the story and shares his thoughts about it. Imagery: "I guess I remembered clearest of all the early mornings, when the lake was cool and motionless, remembered how the bedroom smelled of the lumber it was made of and the wet woods whose scent entered through the screen." Nostalgia: The desire to return in thought or fact to former time. Motif: Recurrent device- in this story the tar road comes up more than once throughout the story Language of Interpretation Deconstruction: The taking apart of a narrative to its essential parts to locate the objective and ideology of the author. Discourse: Representations of language, written and oral, that contribute to shared meaning and power relations. Summarizer Specific repeated elements in a story give you signals to deconstruct and find out the objective of the elements. Comprehension Check: Reflecting on past slides, give examples of what the tar road signifies in this story.