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Spartan Charge

An aged man is but a paltry thing
A tattered coat upon a stick....
— W. B. Yeats, “Sailing to Byzantium”
1. What picture is created by the use of the word
2. By understanding the connotations of the word
tattered, what do we understand about the narrator’s
attitude toward an aged man?

Essential Question

Finish Rhetoric Notes (3rd period only)

Ethos, Pathos, Logos Practice

American Dream Phrase Guide
Using your American Dream Phrase Guide, write

what comes to mind when you hear each phrase.
If you have absolutely no idea, go ahead and take a
guess 
After writing each guess on your chart, write your
guesses on the paper located around the room.

Rose-Colored Glasses
Definition: the tendency to see things in an

unrealistically positive light
Example: “I wish I could go back to elementary

school. Things were so much simpler because I didn’t
have anything to worry about.”

Rags to Riches
Definition: a situation in which a person begins their

life very poor and later on becomes very rich
Example: Oprah Winfrey was born to unwed teenage

parents in Mississippi. Her grandmother made her
dresses out of potato sacks. Her empire is now worth
$2.7 billion.

Self-Made Man
Definition: a person who was born poor or

disadvantaged but who achieved great economic or
moral success thanks to their own hard work and
ingenuity rather than to any inherited fortune, family
connections, or other privilege.
Same as Rags to Riches?

American Frontier
Definition: a symbol of the “can-do spirit” where

American citizens could start over and do anything
they wanted to do because of the limitless amount of
space and the limitless number of options
Example: In Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman,

Biff decides to go out west after graduating from high
school because he is not sure what to do with his life.
He believes that traveling out west will give him
options and make him successful.

Good Ol’ Days
Definition: past times that are remembered fondly;

often used to refer to a time when things were

Same as rose-colored glasses?

Set up Binder
Locate the list of assignments listed on the front

Fill in the list of assignments on your table of
Put everything into your binder in order.
You may place other assignments, notes, homework,
etc. BEHIND the last item on the table of contents.

Vocabulary Review
__________: the main idea or underlying meaning of a

literary work that may be stated directly or indirectly
__________: techniques used by an author or speaker in
hopes of persuading a reader or listener to consider the topic
from a different angle
__________: a conversation between two or more people as
a feature of a book, play, or movie
__________: a sequence of two or more words that acts as a
__________: a major character in a work of fiction that
encounters conflict and is changed by it; a character that is
described in length and fully developed by the author

Vocabulary Review (continued)
_________: a character in a work of fiction that does not

change over the course of a text and is relatively
_________: the leading character in a drama, movie, novel,
or other fictional text
_________: a character or concept that stands in opposition
against the protagonist in a drama, movie, novel, or other
fictional text
_________: a meaning that is different from the basic
meaning and that expresses an idea in an interesting way by
using language that usually describes something else
_________: to take words in their most usual or basic sense