August 17

Davy Crockett, American folk hero, frontiersman, congressman, and soldier, is born

August 17, 1786

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George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” published

August 17, 1945

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  • "Animal Farm": Allegory and the Art of Persuasion
    Lesson Plan / Literature & Language Arts
    "Animal Farm": Allegory and the Art of Persuasion

    Allegories are similar to metaphors: in both the author uses one subject to represent another, seemingly unrelated, subject. However, unlike metaphors, which are generally short and contained within a few lines, an allegory extends its representation over the course of an entire story, novel, or poem. This lesson plan will introduce students to the concept of allegory by using George Orwell’s widely read novella, Animal Farm, which is available online through the EDSITEment-reviewed web resource Internet Public Library.