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What is a symbol?!
Transcript of What is a symbol?!
What do you think it
can represent!? "Key to success" Common Phrases Using Key Symbolism: What do you think it
can represent? A Mirror: "Key to wisdom" "Key to life" "Keywords" "Under lock and key" "key to my heart" Self reflection
Fragmented life if the mirror is broken
Distorted view of one's self
Deception or Truth
Common Phrases Using
Mirror Symbolism: "Smoke and Mirrors" "Mirror mirror on the wall" "Able to fog
a mirror" The Color... What do you think it can represent? Blood
Common Phrases Using
Red Symbolism: "Red-carpet treatment "Caught red-handed" "In the red" "Red tape" "Scarlet Letter" "Red in the face" A Poem With Symbolism: "Still I Rise"
by Maya Angelou "Still I Rise" Everyone in the world has gone to bed one night or another with fear or pain, or loss or disappointment
And yet each of us has awaken arisen
Somehow made our abolition's seen other human beings and said Morning, Hi How are You, Fine Thanks and You?
It's amazing wherever that abides in the human being there is the nobleness of the human spirit
Despite it all, black and white, Asian, Spanish, Native-American, pretty, plain, thin, fat, vowed or celibate, We rise.
You may write me down in history with your bitter twisted lies
You may trod me in the very dirt, but still like dust I rise
Does my sassiness upset you
Why are you beset with gloom
Jus cause I walk as if I have oil wells pumping in my living room
Jus like suns and like moons with the certainty of tides
Just like hope springing high, still I rise
Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops
Weakened by my soulful cries
Does my sassiness upset you?
Don't take it so hard just cause I laugh
As if I have gold mines digging in my own backyard
You can shoot me with your words
You can cut me with your lies
You can kill me with your hatefulness
But just like life, I rise
Does my sexiness offend you
Ahh, does it come as a surprise that I dance as if I have diamonds at the meeting of my thighs
Out of the huts of history's shame, I rise
Up from a past rooted in pain, I rise
A black ocean leaping and wide, welling and swelling, I bear in the tide
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear, I rise
Into a daybreak miraculously clear, I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the hope and the dream of the slave
And so naturally, there I go rising.
Symbols in the poem: Morning Eyes Diamonds Ocean Suns Moons Based off of our what we have already discussed, what do you think a symbol is? Have the class come up
with a definition...
"A symbol is something
that represents an idea" Show them the literary
A symbol is a person, place, or thing comes to represent an abstract idea or concept -- it is anything that stands for something beyond itself.