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Their Eyes Were Watching GodZora Neale HurstonLetter to JanieIn a letter to Janie, discuss what her search has taught you about defining your own personal boundaries of what is acceptable or not in relationships. Considering societal and media influences on expectations and roles of men and women, compare her struggles in defining personal boundaries and healthy relationships in the early 20th century to contemporary society.Double Entry JournalEach of the following slides has a topic or a quote that you will respond to before we read the text. Then you will be given time after we read to respond with how the author presented the information and compare it to what you felt about it.Courtship/datingWhat is your idea of dating and how is it different from courtship or are they the same thing?

What is your parents idea of dating?Pear Tree/NatureHow does this book reinforce the transcendental ideas?

Draw a tree with branches and add the limbs with the quotes that deal with the tree and life.Double Entry JournalAh wants things sweet wid mah marriage lak when you sit under a pear tree and think. 24/25

So she waited a bloom time, and a green time and orange time. 24/25

SymbolismWhat are mules symbolic of in life?

What is the importance of the mule in chapter 6 in regards to Janie and Joe?ThemesIdea of marriage: page 10, 24, 25

Classing off: 13,26,29,32,59

Role of the woman:30, 28

8Figurative LanguageRhetorical questionHyperbolePersonificationMetaphorSimilealliterationClassing OffExplain what this means and how is Janie classed off from the town?

Describe the incident with the head rag. How did it make you feel?HyperboleTake a story that you have told before of something that you have done and embellish it with hyperbole.

I had to walk to school up hill both ways in the freezing rain with no shoes on my feetClearing the airIf you have someone that you have not cleared things up with and that someone is now about to die, do you think it is important to clear the air before the person dies?Venn DiagramCompare Joes treatment of Janie to Tea Cakes treatment of Janie.Tall-TaleHow does chapter six fit into the category of folktale?Double Entry JournalWhat are the dreams or goals that you have that people may say are unrealistic for you to have?

What does the majority say about having a post office?What does the lamp symbolize?

Explain the quoteA feeling of coldness and fear took hold of her (narrator, 46)

Explain the quote and tell what type of rhetorical device is used. (figurative language)MatchingThe muck 1st husbandJanie 2nd husbandPheoby EvergladesLogan protagonistNannie best friendJoe died


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