Daily Archives: August 25, 2015

Tuesday, August 25

I really enjoyed our second day together!

Students discussed literary devices, with a focus on hyperbole. We read and analyzed two pieces of hyperbolic writing – a college admissions essay and a poem – and then students started writing their own piece of hyperbole. (To recap – the big lesson that I wanted you to learn today is, “the paradox of hyperbole is that by lying, you get closer to the truth.”)

Homework is to finish your hyperbole writing. Here is that assignment: Hyperbole paragraph instructions