Symbolism • Warm Up! • What does the word symbol mean? • What are a few (3-4) symbols you can think of and what do they represent?
Symbolism Symbol: An object or name that stands for, represents, or suggests something else. They often take the form of words, visual images, or gestures that are used to convey ideas and beliefs. All human cultures use symbols. Symbolism is the representation of something by the use of figures, images, or literary devices. • As you view the following symbols think about their meaning/association and how they came to be commonly known symbols.
AMERICAN POLITICS Democrat Republican
Rosa Determined, brave, strong, loving Wife of Raymond Parks, mother of all children Who loves family, friends and standing up for what she believes in Who loved equality, freedom, and the benefits of a good education Who hated discrimination, loved to stand up for her beliefs, and loved to help others Who feared that racism would continue, feared losing the opportunity to make a difference, and feared that young people might lose opportunities to develop strength and courage Who changed history as she accomplished great strides for equality and encouraged excellence for all Who wanted to see love triumph and see the end to all bias and discrimination in a world in which respect is freely given to all Born in Alabama and living in Detroit Parks BIOPOEM
RED P=excitement, energy, passion, desire, strength, health, good fortune, power, heat, love N=aggression, anger, danger, fire, blood, war and violence ORANGE P=balance, encouragement, warmth, enthusiasm, courage, confidence, friendliness, energy N=ignorance, warning, danger, fire YELLOW P=joy, happiness, imagination, hope, sunshine, cheer, caution, laughter N=dishonesty, cowardice, deceit, illness, criticism, laziness BROWN P=earth, hearth, home, friendship, outdoors N=mourning BLUE P=Peace, tranquility, calm, devotion, honor, dependable, unity, trust, truth, patience, cleanliness, security, loyalty, water, ice, sky, baby boy N=depression, fear, coldness GREEN P=nature, environment, healthy, good luck, youth, spring, money, hope, go N=jealousy, inexperience, envy, greed, guilt, disorder GRAY P=Security, reliability, balance, intelligence, dignity N=old, sadness, boring, depression PURPLE P=royalty, nobility, power, mysterious, wisdom, respect, religion N=cruelty, tension, arrogance, mourning, bruised BLACK P=dramatic, classy, serious, authority, sophistication, elegance, wealth, style N=mystery, fear, evil, anonymity, unhappy, sadness, anger, mourning, death, ignorance, WHITE P=purity, simplicity, cleanliness, peace, truth, protection, innocence, youth, good, glory, birth, marriage, winter N=blind, surrender, cold, distant, unimaginative, death P=positive N=negative
Symbolism Assignment • Practice: Write a Biopoem describing yourself. • Apply: Pick either Alfons or Helen to write a biopoem about. • Pick from lines 2-9 in the biopoem to create/illustrate a symbol that represents either Alfons or Helen. • You must use color and write a paragraph explaining the symbolism and how it matches the character you chose. • REMEMBER: YOU ARE SYMBOLIZING A LINE FROM THE POEM AND NOT JUST A CHARACTER
Leighanne Demanding, humorous, thankful, trusting Wife of Mark Palinkas, mother of Jack, Will, and Holly Who loves family, friends and standing up for what she believes in Who loves it when kids smile, Who fears losing those I love most, what it will be like when her children go to college Who discovered that being a mom is a tough job but wouldn’t trade it for anything Who wants to see children discover the world with open eyes and enjoy every second of it Born in New York and lives in Matthews Palinkas BIOPOEM