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Objective: Students will identify the theme in a work of literature.

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Objective: Students will identify the theme in a work of literature.

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  1. Thoughts of Hanoiby Nguyen ThiVinhtranslated by Nguyen Ngoc Bich with ByrtonRaffel and W. S. Mervin Objective: Students will identify the theme in a work of literature. Objective: Students will compare literature that expresses a universal theme and provide evidence to support the ideas expressed in each work. *Keep the objective in mind as you read. You will compare this story and it’s theme with The Sniper .

  2. Thoughts of Hanoi by Nguyen ThiVinh THEME: A theme is what a story reveals about life or human nature. Identify- Underline the words in lines 4-7 that tell how long it has been since the speaker was last in Hanoi. What is the “frontier of hatred”? The “frontier of hatred” is ________________ _________________________________ .

  3. Thoughts of Hanoi by Nguyen ThiVinh Infer- Pause at line 22. Who is the speaker of the poem? Who is the speaker addressing as “Brother”? The speaker of the poem is _____________________________ . The speaker is addressing __________ _________ as “Brother”.

  4. Thoughts of Hanoi by Nguyen ThiVinh Word Study Imagery – Imagery is a language that appeals to the senses. Underline words and phrases in lines 23-46 that help you see, hear, feel, or taste how the speaker remembers village life. Circle the verbs that tell you what the villagers are doing.

  5. Thoughts of Hanoi by Nguyen ThiVinh Fluency- Read the boxed passage aloud twice. The first time, decide how you will read the short lines and how you will convey (show or demonstrate) basic meaning. The second time, give emphasis to the words that will help improve your interpretation of the lines.

  6. Thoughts of Hanoi by Nguyen ThiVinh Infer- Why does the speaker wonder if the village life he remembers has changed (lines 47 – 49)? I think the speaker is wondering if the village life he remembers has changed because _______________________ _____________________________ .

  7. Thoughts of Hanoi by Nguyen ThiVinh Conflict – Re-read lines 53-57. What is the conflict between the speaker and the person addressed as “Brother”? I think the conflict between the speaker and the person addressed as “Brother” is ____________________.

  8. Thoughts of Hanoi by Nguyen ThiVinh THEME – A theme is what a story reveals about life or human nature. Underline the speaker’s fear in lines 58-59. What theme does this fear reveal? How is it similar to a theme from “The Sniper”? This fear reveals the theme of _______. It has a similar theme to “The Sniper” because _____________________ .

  9. Thoughts of Hanoi by Nguyen ThiVinh THEME – A theme is what a story reveals about life or human nature. The speaker reminds Brother of their long friendship and of their values. What message about life do you think he is giving to Brother and to readers? I think the speaker is revealing the theme of __________________ through his message to Brother and the readers.

  10. The Sniper / Thoughts of Hanoi THEME CHART

  11. Think about what we read and talked about… Did we complete our objectives? • Objective: Students will identify the theme in a work of literature. • Objective: Students will compare literature that expresses a universal theme and provide evidence to support the ideas expressed in each work. (The Sniper vsThoughts of Hanoi)