Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Anja, Round 3, Theme- Learning From Mistakes

" Mistakes-  Small mistakes could turn into disasters. If he sprained a  leg he might starve. Mistakes. He had learned in a way that had almost killed him. His second new night a skunk had gotten all his eggs. The skunk had sprayed him with it's terrible spray. And he had nearly smiled.  Mistakes..  He had learned that food had to be protected. He had to learn from his mistakes. Food was first, but the work for the food went on and on.  Mistakes. He had made a food shelf with his bare hands and made a snug door.  Not bad, he had thought, not bad for somebody who used to have trouble  greasing the bearings on his bicycle. Not bad at all."  (Chapter 14 (page 121-124) Gary Paulsen)

Tomi round 3

Setting- The inside of the plane

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

"Hatchet" Literary Device Scavenger Hunt Round III


  

Respond to this post with the examples of literary devices and terms that you have found from "Hatchet". 
1) Identify the literary devices or term 
2) Identify where it exists in the novel 
3) Include a quoted passage if necessary, be sure to provide the page number

Friday, October 12, 2012

Yaro- Motif

I think that "Hatchet" is the motif because it has a symbolic importance in the story because his mother wields it to him as a gift which helps Brian survive and craft tools in the wilderness.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

"Hatchet" Literary Device Scavenger Hunt Round II



Respond to this post with the examples of literary devices and terms that you have found from "Hatchet". 
1) Identify the literary devices or term 
2) Identify where it exists in the novel 
3) Include a quoted passage if necessary, be sure to provide the page number

"Hatchet" Extended Response Quiz I

Pretty good start; there were some definite strengths in your responses; structure, word choice, transition words and logical justification (criteria A). But, we need to work on our interpretation of "extended". 



Sunday, October 7, 2012

Antagonist- Yaro

'He desperately needed a lake right in front of the plane and all he saw through the windshield were trees, green death trees'- (Hatchet- p 25-26 by Gary Paulsen)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Olesia- 
Repetition

'Divorce. It was an ugly word, he thought. A tearing, ugly word that meant fights and yelling, lawyers.... and the breaking and shattering of all the solid things. Divorce. A breaking word, an ugly breaking word.
Divorce...' (Hatchet, page 2-3 , Gary Paulsen)
Metaphor
In the roaring plane with no pilot he was alone. Alone.

Hatchet Lit. Devices


Respond to this post with the examples of literary devices and terms that you have found from "Hatchet". 
1) Identify the literary devices or term 
2) Identify where it exists in the novel 
3) Include a quoted passage if necessary, be sure to provide the page number

setting

Setting: Cessna 406
"It was a small plane Cessna 406" - p. 1
Bogdan
Personification: 
"Sea of green trees that lay before the plane's nose". 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Point of View Sasha

The point of view is 3rd person because you don't see the word "I" in the story.

Conflict Anja

'Divorce. It was an ugly word, he thought. A tearing, ugly word that meant fights and yelling, lawyers and the breaking and shattering of all the solid things. Divorce. A breaking word, an ugly breaking word.' ( page 2-3 , Paulsen Gary)

Protagonist Mady

Protagonist- Brian Robenson