Timer- “Hey Mama” -Kanye West (2005, 5:05)
Prompt- Copy this definition into your journal:
Symbol– is a real object that represents an idea different from the literal meaning.
A symbol can be…
- an object
- a person
- a place
- an action
- a word
I can identify symbolism in literature by finding words that are repeated often or described in detail.
I can identify ways that the American Dream affects The Younger Family.
I can interpret a script.
Watch this short video on How to Find Symbolism in Literature (1:21)
A Raisin in the Sun symbolism:
How is Mama’s plant an example of symbolism?
- What does Mama’s plant symbolize?
- What quotes show this?
Write the following questions at the top of 2 new pages in your journal:
1. What does Asagai symbolize? (pp. 56, 57, 60-67)
2. What does Mama’s insurance check symbolize? (pp. 67-69, 70-75)
While we watch the A Raisin in the Sun, jot down ideas you have about what Asagai and the insurance check symbolize. Go back to your definition of a symbol if needed.
42:58- Stop to write about Asagai and quotes that show what he symbolizes.
54:52- Stop to write about the insurance check and quotes that show what it symbolizes.
ELA Round Table Optimal Dates-
- Play Due May 31-
- Artist Statement- June 6
- Panel Discussion – June 15/18