Friday, February 13, 2009


Pass out individual assignment for Satire independent reading books

Model of the assignment using The Importance of Being Earnest

Group discussion: submit one paper per group answering the following:

1) What do you see as the author's main focus? What aspect(s) of human nature or society does the author ridicule?

2) What passage(s) is/are particularly amusing? What device(s) does the author use to make the passage humorous?

3) Is this satire Horatian or Juvenalian? Direct or indirect? Explain your answers.

4) What connection(s) can you make between your independent reading book and The Importance of Being Earnest?

Turn in group paper at the end of the period.

HW: Continue reading independent book. Work on first independent book assignment, due Wednesday, February 18.

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