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Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:27 pm
by jodiebanner
Hmmmmm.... "Why the long face?" Now thats funny!

This one is hard for me. While I like animals and even love my cat. The statement "Animals are people too" Drives me nuts. Hopefully I haven't ostracized all of the animal lovers out there with my revelation.I will give this a try.

I'll turn my homework in later.

master class

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:29 pm
by debbiew
"Oh that Eve, she makes me so mad. Walking around the garden like she owns the place. I'll make her see it my way."

"I can see that she is considering my propositon, wait, wait, once she takes the bite the deal is done. Stupid Eve, you have no idea what that bite has cost."

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:52 pm
by glorybee
Jodie, it's hard for me too--but hey, I'm an equal opportunity teacher, and it came up on the list. Besides, even if you're never going to use a literary device, it's nice to be able to throw the terms around, and to recognize them when you see them.

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:23 pm
by glorybee
Gerald, you definitely get the 5 extra points for satirical bite!

And I love your churchmouse, too.

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:59 pm
by srashmi
Here is one of my previous challenge entries: Bonnie Bunny Searches For A Friend

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:01 am
by glorybee
That one did very well, too! Thanks for the link, Seema!

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:56 am
by glorybee
Yes, indeedy, Catrina! Thanks for the link.

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:17 am
by Anja
This is not one of my favourite things... I don't care much for anthropomorphized letters, birth announcements, etc. I do like the commercial with a dog making a sandwich and discovering there's no Miracle Whip, so he heaves the whole thing in the trash. (Of course, it belongs in the trash WITH the Miracle Whip, too, but that's another topic... and jmho.)

Are you going to tell us how to pronounce Anthrop... anthro-po-mo....

Must the fly on my screen
Be so feisty and mean.
On his way to the 'forum'
With so little decorum.
Dawdling and strolling
Unhindered by scrolling,
Reading replies
And re-dotting the i's.


Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:45 am
by glorybee
Hiya, Peej--

Yes, the entries you linked to work for anthropomorphism. And I agree--kids love that sort of thing.

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:45 pm
by jodiebanner
I think my old, tired, Mommy brain may actually have figured out what an allegory is. I knew the definition but I didn't "Get it" until just now.

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:46 pm
by glorybee
I love those "breakthrough" moments. A gold star for you.

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:52 pm
by Ben_Poet
Here's one from me:

Robin Redbreast

I spend my life in tune with joy,
I harmonize her lively song,
I see the people rush on by,
I see them push their life along—

They rush to find their happiness,
They cannot see their routine’s wrong;
They walk by bliss, and cannot see
All they must do is join my song…

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:54 pm
by glorybee
Ann, I've never seen that quote--how wonderful! I'll have to remember that word.

You're the type of student who keeps us teachers on our toes.

We hate that.

(You know I'm kidding, dear.)

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:04 pm
by glorybee
jodiebanner wrote:One more little question. If I wrote a story based on my family in which I used a different animal to represent the different members and their characteristics, Would that be an allegory or Anthropomorphism?
Both, Jodie--anthropomorphism is a tool used by many allegorists.

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:08 pm
by GShuler
Here is an sample of Anthropomorphism taken to the extreme from the Senior Master Writer Himself, God from His Holy Bible:

Num 22:29 And Balaam said unto the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: I would there were a sword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee.
Num 22:30 And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden ever since I was thine unto this day? was I ever wont to do so unto thee? And he said, Nay.
Num 22:31 Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face.

I think it is very applicable to this lesson to realize that God even sees that sometimes humans don't understand the spiritual unless they are told by an animal.