Do Now: In the following passage, use the notations from our “Literary” column to identify as many literary elements as you can. Then, based on what you have read in the passage, compose one “how” or “why” question that will inspire a conversation in class.
“A large cask of wine had been dropped and broken, in the street…All the people within reach had suspended their business, or their idleness, to run to the spot and drink the wine.” (1-6)
Partner Quote Analysis: Annotate your assigned quote using the literary column.
“When the wine was gone, and the places where it had been most abundant were raked into a gridiron-pattern by fingers, these demonstrations ceased, as suddenly as they had broken out.” (29-31)
“The wine was red wine, and had stained the ground of the narrow street in the suburb of Saint Antoine, in Paris, where it was spilled…Those who had been greedy with the staves of the cask, had acquired a tigerish smear about the mouth; and one tall joker so besmirched, his head more out of a long squalid bag of a night-cap than in it, scrawled upon a wall with his finger dipped in muddy wine-lees – BLOOD.” (38-46)
“The mill which had worked them down, was the mill that grinds young people old; the children had ancient faces and grave voices; and upon them, and upon the grown faces, and ploughed into every furrow of age and coming up afresh, was the sign, Hunger. It was prevalent everywhere.” (56-59).