Short Story Discussion

Task 2: Aphorisms

Work Time

Have you ever heard the term aphorism ?

An aphorism is a statement expressing an opinion or general truth. Sometimes, an aphorism can be used to express the theme of a story.

Consider the aphorism “It is better to give than to receive” and participate in a Whole Group Discussion.

  • Can you describe a situation for which this aphorism is true?
  • Can you describe a situation for which this aphorism is false?
  • How might this aphorism apply to your own best gift? How do you think the person or people who gave it to you felt?
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