Friday, January 17

let it snow 3
Today we talked about vocabulary – as a reminder, you have a quiz on Tuesday (the word list is under the vocabulary section in case you lost your paper copy). Sentences for each word are due before you take your quiz – if you write a story (with all 30 words, bolded and numbered), I’ll give you 10 extra points.

We also talked about humor and literature. Here are two handouts that we discussed:

Different Theories of Humor

The Funniest Jokes in the World

Then we read David Sedaris’ short essay, “Let it Snow.” Here’s an electronic copy:

Let It Snow

Your homework for the weekend was to finish the one-paragraph analysis of “Let it Snow” that we started in class. Your prompt was to explain which theory of humor would demonstrate why that essay is funny. You should write it in PIE format (P, I, E, I, E, I, E) and highlight it (Period 1, I know you don’t know what that means yet, so don’t worry about that format – just write the paragraph).

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