Last week we went Dumpster Diving with Lars Eighner. As a whole, what did you think of the piece? Did Eighner achieve his goal with this piece of writing? Before getting to your chosen excerpt, a quick discussion of some larger points of Eighner’s essay and a few of the questions you answered.
Next, choose one point of diction which both pieces (Bird and “Dumpster”) have in common and one point of syntax which both pieces have in common. Use the handout in Classroom to help you identify possibilities. Get up outta your chair and find someone to discuss this with for 5 minutes. Go sit down. Get up outta your chair again and find someone else to discuss this with for 5 minutes.
On your own, create a graphic showing your thinking about these pieces and their similarities of diction and syntax. The format is up to you. The requirement is that you have detailed examples and analysis of the examples. Turn in via Classroom.
This is the piece we will be working with tomorrow. If you have time, take a look at it. We will have a bit of time to read it at the beginning of class.