Literary Glossary: H
A combination of prose and poetry developed in Japan in the late 17th century by Matsuo Munefusa (Basho). Haibun focuses on objective reporting of the everyday moment through prose entries (as in a journal) , with the conclusion focusing the insights of that moment into a theme developed in a brief poem (usually a haiku or tanka).
EDSITEment Lesson Plans that use "Haibun":
A terse, three-line poem intended to capture an image in juxtaposition with another image or thought, leading to an intuitive realization about the essence of that object or both objects.
EDSITEment Lesson Plans that use "Haiku":
In a literary sense, a genre of drama. Also, generally, a narrative of past events.
EDSITEment Lesson Plans that use "History":
- Profiles in Courage: To Kill A Mockingbird and the Scottsboro Boys Trial
- The Statue of Liberty: Bringing the 'New Colossus' to America
- Why Do We Remember Revere? Paul Revere's Ride in History and Literature
An approach that is concerned with an entity in its entirety rather than focusing on a single part or aspect.
EDSITEment Lesson Plans that use "Holistic approaches":
- A Wrinkle in Time: The Board Game
- Animal Farm: Allegory and the Art of Persuasion
- Folklore in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God
- More than a Metaphor: Allegory and the Art of Persuasion
- John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath: Verbal Pictures
- Steinbeck’s Use of Nonfiction Sources in The Grapes of Wrath
- Tracking John Steinbeck in The Grapes of Wrath
A figure of speech not meant to be taken literally which reflects exaggerated statements or claims. Often used for emphasis or effect, hyperbole can infuse life into a narrative.