Class Agenda #34 – Symbol

Opening Circle-

Word association with the word “FACE”

Point of View—The perspective from which a fictional or nonfictional story is told. First-person, third-person, or third-person omniscient points of view are commonly used.

Style—The choices in diction, tone, and syntax that a writer makes. In combination they create a work’s manner of expression. Style is thought to be conscious and unconscious and may be altered to suit specific occasions. Style is often habitual and evolves over time.

SymbolA thing, event, or person that represents or stands for some idea or event. Symbols also simultaneously retain their own literal meanings. A figure of speech in which a concrete object is used to stand for an abstract idea —e.g. the cross for Christianity.

Reading- Ysrael – By Junot Diaz

Close Reading- How does the author use POV, STYLE and SYMBOL to shape and define his story, “Ysrael”.

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