10H: 10/20/15

Today we will closely examine Holden’s metaphoric wound in chapter 20 on page 166.

First we will read the passage together.

Then we will discuss both the literal and the metaphoric meaning of the passage.

Finally we will each write a focused paragraph that explores the metaphoric wound discussed.  The goal with this writing assignment is to see if each of you can take the valid ideas we discussed in class and write those same ideas in a clear and concise paragraph.


  • Complete the paragraph.  Each paragraph must have the following:
    • A focused topic sentence
    • A quote as textual evidence
    • At least three literary elements as part of the analysis (metaphor can be one)