If you are commenting to earn credit for a discussion where you didn’t contribute any words, then please read this: you should not simply restate or agree with something we said in class. Say something new or build on something that was said in class. The job is to THINK about the text and share that thinking –not to take up air space.
Tuesday is a reading day for Chapter 5, and then we’ll discuss it on Wednesday.
Remember there is a reading quiz.
For your lab book, I’m going to ask you to read for SONIC DEVICES. You can see these explained in your study guide in the “about chapter 5” section: alliteration, assonance, consonance, synasthesia, and onomatopoeia. Try to find an example of each (that isn’t the same as the one on the handout). Then talk about what it means–why did Vonnegut use it and what does it do for the text? Again, there are samples of this in the study guide.
At the end of your examples & analysis, theorize a little bit about why a writer of PROSE might be spending so much energy on SOUND devices more typically found in poetry.