Wednesday, 11/20: Vocab, Poem #435, Monsters,


“Vocab, 11/20.”


  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. Abby is a _____ form of Abigail.
  5. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are _____ figures in American history.
  6. She faced a _____ about turning in her friend for cheating.
  7. The villagers sacrificed a >_____< to try to _____ their angry god. (>___< = Previous vocab word = bonus.)
  8. The amount of work required in an Honors class can be quite _____.
  9. The dream was so ____ that I fell out of bed trying to fly.
  10. inspiring : daunting :: stable : ______
  11. skinflint : benevolent :: ______ : easy
  12. Give an example of a saw that is different from the one you used for your SMYK.

Poem #435
by Emily Dickinson


Much Madness is divinest Sense–
To a discerning Eye–
Much Sense–the starkest Madness–
‘Tis the Majority
In this, as All, prevail–
Assent–and you are sane–
Demur–you’re straightway dangerous–
And handled with a Chain–

Madness = insanity
= 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)

  1. What do the people of Maple Street think the UFO is at first?
  2.  Who gets them thinking it might be something else?
  3. So far in the play, who is the scapegoat for all of the fears of the people of Maple Street?
  4. Why?
  5. What was our inciting incident. (Be careful!!!)

Connect the Poem to the Play!

Pssst… Act! “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street.