Phew! We made it!
Debrief Test #17.
by Emily Dickinson
Much Madness is divinest Sense–
|Madness = insanity
divinest = most perfect, the best
discerning = looking very carefully/showing good judgement
starkest = most obvious
All = everything
prevail = decides/wins
assent = say yes
demur = say no
Each group “translates” one set of lines using the vocab key.
How does this relate to the quote from yesterday?
“It’s like it ain’t so much what a fellow does, but it’s the way the majority of folks is looking at him when he does it.”
“MONSTERS! Review Quiz, 11/20.” SOLO!!!! CLOSED BOOK! (5)
Connect the Poem to the Play!
Pssst… Act! “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street.
“Daily Scramble, 11/19.” Two sentences or one with a semicolon. No commas!
“The Monsters are Due on Maple Street.” p246.
“Sometimes I ain’t so sho who’s got him a right to say a man is crazy and when he ain’t. Sometimes I think there ain’t none of us pure crazy and ain’t none of us pure sane until the balance of us talks him that-a-way. It’s like it ain’t so much what a fellow does, but it’s the way the majority of folks is looking at him when he does it.” (From As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner)
“Translate.” (Sum up the above in 20 words or less.)
Is he right? What makes you think so/not?
Read intro on p245.
Basic script vocabulary: pan, zoom, voiceover, etc.
Tomorrow’s Test: RBC, MoMS.
Notice: No KBAR tonight.
“The Monsters are Due on Maple Street.” p247.
“You have just crossed over into… The Twilight Zone!”