Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
Imagery is a commonly used literary tool in novels. Imagery can set the tone of the novel, as well as aid in establishing a descriptive setting. As this is the opening of the novel, imagery enhances the opening tone and setting. The objective of this lesson is to explore the author's use of imagery to open the novel.
1. In pairs, have students define imagery. Have students then cite one to two examples of imagery in the opening chapter.
2. In small groups, have students find descriptive phrases in the text and write them down. Students will then create a poem using some, or all, of these phrases to create a descriptive scene.
3. For class discussion: In the opening chapter, much of the action takes place in dark, narrow places. How does this use of imagery add to the opening drama of the novel? How is this...
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