Posted on November 3, 2008 by Mr. Eldridge
Syntax: it relates the structure of a sentence to its meaning
Brian presented his trope del dia about anadiplosis. He was kind of lost and definetly got grilled. But the class helped reach numerous conclusions about anadiplosis: It allows for development and movement. It creates a connection. Its like a bridge or a chain. It’s the transitive property (compliments to Tristan Biles).
MAIN PURPOSE: to give people hope.
For some reason Big E said “row to hoe.” i and im sure many others thought he said “rode a ho.” i’m still not sure why he said it but it seemed to have an effect on the class’s focus so i thought i’d mention it.
Melanie presented her trope: epanalepsis. its purpose is to cap/contain the sentence. It is like the refelxive property in math. apparently, math is its own language.
Diagrams on the board:
Sean=BUSTED! he got kicked out of class but apparently is so eager to learn that he felt inclined to sit at the door rubbing his chin at our discussion. then he disappeared when he was allowed to come back inside.
then we took the TSL quiz.
for those who received 42 or lower on their essays, the worksheet is due.
The story which you are about to hear…
is a horrifying account based on the precise events that befell a group of youths on the afternoon of November 3, 2008…
The following is based on the documentation of the actual events and experiences that the students of Mr. Elridge’s fifth period class claim to have taken place.
They could not have expected, nor would they have wished to see…
as much of the mad and macabre as they experienced that day.
For them, an idyllic autumn afternoon soon became a nightmare.
Henry Kim makes a comment that anyone who says people who call others bigots for opposing gay marriage are in fact, bigots themselves. Infuriated, Zachglasser opined that this statement is ridiculous because the people who are tolerant of homosexuals cannot possibly have committed acts of bigotry. Equally enraged, Jay Lee took Henry’s side and argued that it is necessary to vote yes on Proposition 8 to restore order in California marriages by banning marriage for all gays.
This is when a “Zachglasser Freakout” occurred in which all hell broke loose. The three all argued, incredibly loudly might I add, as the rest of the class either watched or joined in the fight. Henry Kim noticed the situation getting out of hand so he somewhat stopped debating as Jay and Zachglasser battled it out to the death. Finally, after many harsh words were said, both Zach and Jay were kicked out of the class. Both continued to argue for about a minute before they eventually went outside.
**This extreme debate probably carried on from the earlier debate today between Mr. Loftus vs Matt Rennick and Mr. Malinowski during third period.
Peace and quiet.
Anyway, on a more positive note, that was by far the highlight of my day. As the day progressed, it became obvious that this was Zachglasser’s day to shine. He gave his Trope of the Day on Epanalepsis which is the repetition of the same word of phrase after other words have intervened. In one of his quotes , Zachglasser imitated Yoda’s voice which was strangely dead-on. Then, Mr. Eldreezy distinguished epanalepsis vs anadiplosis which left Keren Mahgerefteh utterly confused. After that, we had our Scarlet Letter Quiz on chapters 13-15.
This concludes perhaps the most fascinating day yet in fifth period’s history. I think everyone is secretly hoping that Zach, Jay, and Henry argue about politics again. (Taxes, abortion, gun control-just some ideas
Homework for tonight:
-Cause and Effect on Kleins’ story.
-Essay worksheet revision on the Mississippi River if you received a score of 42 or lower on your essay.
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