Visions and Description
Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to translate Ellison's dreamlike, descriptive writing into another medium
Common Core Standards:
Ralph Ellison is a unique writer; the book is full of lush visual description and yet still oddly surreal. Read a passage with the students to make this point (perhaps the scene at the Golden Day or the chase along the rooftops). You may choose to read the passage aloud yourself. Emphasize Ellison's use of sensory detail—it feels as though it's happening right now, as though you're right there with the protagonist, and...
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