Lesson 1 (from From His Grace's Journal to Mr. Bird's Account)
From His Grace's Journal to Mr. Bird's Account-
This lesson will explore the imagery of the crow. Students will gain a deeper understanding of how images are used to represent different themes of concepts and specifically how the crow is represented in this story.
1. Classroom Discussion: Engage the class in a discussion about imagery used to represent different themes. What does the image of the crow represent? Why does the author use this literary technique? Does this image enhance or detract from the story? Why does the author use the imagery of a crow to represent death? Why is this an effective symbol? Is it possible that the crow also represents the Duke's unstable mental state? If so, how?
2. Writing Activity: Write a short essay exploring the use of a crow to depict death.
3. Group Activity: Divide the class into groups. Each group will discuss...
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