(Super short period 1 today and super short period 5 tomorrow)
Today I’ll ask you to fill out an informational sheet and write me a short letter. Then I’ll do a short presentation orienting you to the class.
ARGH! Poor first hour. The schedule & the ELMO wonked things up. Let’s skip the conceit for now, I know it was confusing. We’ll finish talking about it tomorrow.
Then we’ll look at a visual conceit from an old cover of the New Yorker. A conceit is an extended metaphor–one that carries throughout a given piece of work (writing, visual art, film, etc.).
Your job, once you understand what a conceit is? Write one of your own. In the one you write, compare yourself to a Monopoly playing piece (one of the classics):
- scottie dog
- old shoe
- top hat
You may write it as a paragraph or a poem. Your conceits are due Friday.