This assignment will not be collected until Wednesday 1/22/2014 which will be our first day of the third grading period. Keep that in mind as you prepare the assignments below. First, here is a link to an online version of Oedipus the King. For those of you who don't want to drag your textbooks back and forth, this may be a good option for you. Remember that the parts as I've broken them down will not be marked in this or in any copy of the play, so pay attention to the details in the instructions.
For homework you need to read the discussion of the Chorus. In the online and regular text you will read the Strophe and Antistrophe until Oedipus reenters the scene. This is part two. Once you complete your reading of the part there are the following tasks:
- Complete your WHO, WHERE, WHEN, and WHAT notes. Do these in the same manner we did in class.
- Work on your vocabulary. Look for words.
- Select one portion of the text. Focus on one set of lines by the Strophe or Antistrophe and present a tone analysis of these lines. In the analysis you will want to tell me what is the tone that the speaker has and how is the tone created. Be sure to look carefully at the language and explain any particular word choice, imagery, or figurative language which creates the tone. You should complete this assignment in a well written paragraph which draws heavily on the text to make your points clear.
I will check your notes for completion and collect your analysis for a grade. Make sure that you do all parts.
ESL English III
Your goal for tonight is to reach the end of page thirty-two in your texts, the end of the chapter called "Persepolis." Make sure that you stay focused on the main characters and what you're learning about them as they are really the most important part of the story.