You’ve got this. One week.
Monday– The Importance of Biblical Allusions! Follow the instructions below.
- Get a copy of the lyrics to “Shadrach” by the Beastie Boys.
- At the top of the page write the definition to allusion.
- Look up the three members of the group and their religious background. List the names and affiliations.
- Listen to the song while reading the lyrics. Take note of the underlined allusions but don’t write anything while you listen.
- After listening, do a web search of the underlined terms. Write the explanations to the side.
- So why do we study these ancient works, especially getting you familiar with Biblical narratives from both Hebrew and Christian origin? Because it is essential to understanding many of the references that are made in Western Literature. Professors will assume you understand a reference to Eden, or the trials of Job, or the four horsemen of the apocalypse. At the very least you should be able to look up these things to enrich your understanding of literature. But authors use other allusions as well: the trojan horse [technology uses this!], Dante’s levels of hell [plus he uses allusions to the Bible!], phrases from poetry, etc etc etc.
Tuesday– Diving into Hebrew narratives. (Notes): hebrew-narratives
HW: remember to finalize your vocab grade on vocabulary.com; For test bonus please go look at the following Egyptian love poems: egyptian-love-poetry Remember, test is on Thursday.
Wednesday– Akhenaten’s “Hymn to the Sun”. egypt-poem-hymn-to-aten
Reading Guide to go along with the poem: akhenatens-hymn-to-the-sun
***REVIEW FOR TEST*** Use this time well. test-review-guide-docx
Monday– I’m going to give you time to review for the test.
Tuesday– Othello test!
Wednesday– Finish Othello film!
Thursday– Rhetorical Analysis Unit: Diction/Connotation
Friday– RA unit: multiple modes of rhetoric [The Mississippi Judge] and Paint Chip Tone Activity