Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Closer Look at Diction and an Intro to Thesaurus Use

Agenda:
-Bell Work
-"Next Day" and "Sonnet 19" examined in more detail
-A warning about thesaurus use: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1tOqZUNebs
-A look at some less dramatic rewritings.  Look for the shades of meaning!

Homework:
-Research your chosen thesaurus resource and answer the following questions:

  1. How user-friendly is your choice?
  2. Does it offer a variety of synonyms?  How useful are these?
  3. What is most useful about your choice?
  4. Would you recommend your choice?  Why?
-Be prepared to discuss these tomorrow

Choices:
  1. Sage thesaurus app
  2. Print thesaurus
  3. thesaurus.com
  4. visuwords.com
  5. dictionary.com's thesaurus app


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