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WEEK 10a: April 12-16, 2010

 WELCOME BACK to your last quarter of

FREE EDUCATION!!!!

MCA Test Days…April 12-13, 2010

TESTING:  8:00 – 10:30

 Classes: 10:45 – 12:50

 1st/ 2nd Period (AP LIT. 1:00!)

CLASSES ON

TUESDAY!  No Class on Wednesday!

SENIOR SPRING BREAK 

SENIOR SPRING BREAK  with Hamlet PHOTOS!

 

 

with

Wally and Hamlet at the Hard Rock Cafe in Chicago

  Grammar (Wallies)

Click HERE to see Wally's current list of WA Journals.  

Click HERE to see Olson's current list of OJ journals.

Click HERE to go automatically to the yellow HW packet!

Click HERE for another copy of the 4 week GREEN calendar.

Click HERE for the Literary Time Periods Time line/Works Most Frequently Appearing on the AP Open-ended Essay.

Click HERE for a copy of the ivory HAMLET PACKET.

Click HERE to get a pdf. copy of the Hamlet AP Question Packet.

Click HERE to get a pdf. copy of the Hamlet Soliloquy Packet.

NEW!  UPDATED! For some fun youtube Shakespeare, especially HAMLET, video links, click HERE.

Click HERE for a WORD document or HERE for a pdf. copy of the MAJOR WORKS DATA SHEET  (you will need to have 5 MAJOR WORKS DATA SHEETS by the time the AP Lit Exam comes along).  You received one "free" sheet in class.  You will need to print out the others.

To print more allusion and vocab sheets, click HERE!

Need something  to read or see? Click HERE for last year's OLES' LIST OF "MOST IMPORTANT BOOKS and MOVIES." How about reading or watching a movie suggested by our EPHS STAFF?  Click on this link: http://www.edenpr.k12.mn.us/ephs/departments/english/favorite_books_movies.pdf

 

EPHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SURVIVAL MANUAL  (rev. 11.22.09)

To print off the entire manual half size or full size or to use the manual online in "navigational mode," go to the EPHS English department home page and click on the buttons to the left of the screen:

http://ephs.edenpr.org/index.php?option=com_qcontacts&view=category&catid=76&Itemid=123

click HERE for the COVER with table of contents  (rev. 11.22.09)

click HERE for the GRS (Grammar Rules Summary) section--yellow

click HERE for the MSF (Manuscript Formatting Rules) section--yellow

click HERE for the PDQ (Parenthetical Documentation and Quotes) section--green  (rev. 11.22.09)

click HERE for the WC (Works Cited) section--pink (rev. 11.22.09)

click HERE for the WC (Works Cited) SHORT FORM--pink

 

Buybacks 

Notes: 1.  Record your results on the yellow and pink sheets in your folder.   By the way, Mr. Olson doesn't like to use the boxes at the end of the grading sheet.  He prefers that you read his comments in the margins to find the positives and suggestions.  You must summarize these in the pink boxes and write a goal for the next paper.  Then, record your number of errors in Lit. Analysis Paper column on the yellow technical sheet.) 2.   Be sure to follow directions! There will be a lot less "mercy" for not doing correcting the error correctly this time.   3.  YOU ARE REQUIRED TO WRITE OUT THE WHOLE SENTENCE THAT HAS THE ERROR(S).  DO NOT USE ELLIPSES!  4.  Make sure you do not make ANY NEW ERRORS.  If two or more errors occur in the same sentence, follow the specific directions on how to correct them all together.  5.   TURN BUYBACKS IN ON TIME!  If buybacks are not turned in on your deadline, they are 1/2 credit the next day and no credit the day after!  5.  Read the blue BUYBACK hand-out CAREFULLY so you can ask any questions/clear up anything you don't understand about the buyback procedure. 

 If you want to print out your own copy of the BUYBACK PACKET for highlighting, active reading, etc., click HERE.  If you would like to use a template (rev. 2010) to do your buybacks, click HERE. (You can cut and paste this into a WORD DOCUMENT and make changes--add more rows or delete categories etc. to make it work for you.  Remember to print it out in landscape format!)  For a sample (NOT PERFECT) of what BUYBACKS ARE SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE WHEN DONE, CLICK HERE (WORD version) OR  HERE (pdf.verson)! If you would like to use the ACE template, click HERE

NOTE!  You may organize your buybacks by type of error or chronologically as they appear in your paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATE In-Class plan Homework (due next day almost always):
MONDAY, day 43

WELCOME BACK

to your last quarter of

FREE EDUCATION!!!!

 POSITION PAPER KICK-OFF!

HEADS UP!  CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR LATEST

2010 CLASS PICTURES!

It's baseball season!!

Go CUBS!

 

 

BOTH WALLIES & OLES:

  1. Group check-in:
    • How did spring break go?
    • Serendipity & synchronicity on break
    • Words of the Day

     

  2. overview of term 4
  3. Announce Allusion Test--45 points!   (Friday April 23)You have a copy of all the allusions to study. Click HERE for the list
  4. Viewed the logic material from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
  5.         

     

 

 WALLIES:

1.  Quick check-in on parts of speech

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

WALLIES:

  1. nothing
 

 

OLES ONLY:

  • How did spring break go?
  • Words of the Day
  1. Intro to POETRY

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

OLES:

    1. none

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOTH OLES & WALLIES:
  1. Due THURSDAY--LOGIC NOTES: Read and take one page of notes on Chapter 8 in the gray book (pages 236-52).  Do writing practice number one (page 239-40).   Read and take one page of notes on Chapter 9 in the gray book (pages 258-75).  Do writing practice number two (page 264)

  2.  Start to work on  POSITION PAPER! Read the position paper packet!  Click HERE or HERE for a copy. This paper will be due  April 28th (the week before AP EXAMS begin).  The PPP (position paper planning sheet) will be due on April 19th! Click HERE (pdf) or HERE (Word document) for a copy of the PPP.
  3. Start to study for Allusion Test--45 points!   (Friday April 23)You have a copy of all the allusions to study; look at the first column only. Click HERE for the list.
  4. E-mail Wally lwallenberg@edenpr.org any fun spring break pictures to put on the website after break (appropriate content, of course).  We'd love pictures of you reading Hamlet and Heart of Darkness on a cruise ship or in front of Senor Frog's or . . .

WALLIES ONLY:

  1. For tomorrow (Tuesday):  Read and take notes on Chapter 20-The Phrase.  Do all Exercises-odd items only.  Click this link to get the document prepared by Eric Howe to make your life a little easier.

OLES ONLY:

  1. A Glossary of Literary TermsPoetic Device Assignment (old ASSIGNMENT L #1).  If you missed class or are unaware of what terms you are assigned, click HERE to see what your assigned term(s)are.  Define your assigned Poetry Term(s) using TWO DIFFERENT SOURCES other than a generic dictionary and give several examples of each term. If you have many terms, one example will suffice. You may use the black textbook (LBT) for one of your definitions of your assigned terms, but you must find another CREDIBLE (not a generic dictionary like Webster's) source (it can be an online source like those linked below) for your other definition.  Look for literary terms dictionaries or check out websites such as the following:                  http://www.writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis/88/poetic-terms.html or  http://www.k-state.edu/english/baker/english320/cc.htm  or http://ethnicity.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Terms/  or http://www.northern.edu/hastingw/terms.htm   or  http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms_I.html 

  2. WA 10: POEMS! POEMS! POEMS!  (3 topics over a minimum of 2 sides)  1. SHARE YOUR PERSONAL THOUGHTS/EXPERIENCES REGARDING POETRY and STUDYING POETRY.   2.  Skim through the blue Poetry Packet (PP) pp. OP-1 to OP-18.  CLICK HERE for a copy of the BLUE Poetry Packet if you didn't get it in class.  Read what strikes you.  Comment on what you found interesting in these pages.  If you are reacting to a particular poem, be sure to identify its title/poet. 3. Check out the websites linked below and comment on what you found interesting. Be sure to jot down the URL and the title/description of the site on which you are commenting!    Click HERE to see WALLY'S COOL POETRY LINKS! 

 

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TUESDAY, day 44

 

"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may" 

"Young Girl and Death" painted by

Marianne Stokes

 

WHAT IS POETRY?

a DPS quote:

"We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless... of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?" Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?"

They're not that different from you, are they? Same haircuts. Full of hormones, just like you. Invincible, just like you feel. The world is their oyster. They believe they're destined for great things, just like many of you, their eyes are full of hope, just like you. Did they wait until it was too late to make from their lives even one iota of what they were capable? Because, you see gentlemen, these boys are now fertilizing daffodils. But if you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? - - Carpe - - hear it? - - Carpe, carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.

DPS goofs: http://imdb.com/title/tt0097165/goofs

  • Factual errors: The line that Keating refers to from Whitman's poem "Song of Myself" is misquoted. The line actually reads "I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world".
     
  • Audio/visual unsynchronized: After Keating instructs the boys to rip out the introduction to their poetry textbook, his lip movements do not match the speech.
  • Anachronisms: Although the setting is the 1950s, the chemistry textbook the students use, "Chemistry: A Modern Course" by Robert Smoot, is copyrighted 1987.
     
  • Anachronisms: The literature anthology, "Literature: Reading, Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and the Essay", edited by Robert DiYanni, was published by Random House in 1986.

Fun stuff about Dead Poets Society:

some DPS trivia:

  • Director Peter Weir chose to shoot the film in chronological order to better capture the development of the relationships between the boys and their growing respect for Mr. Keating.
     
  • Filmed at St. Andrews, a private boarding school in Delaware.

 

Today's Quote of the Day:

"All things are difficult before they are easy."

-- Dr. Thomas Fuller

Today's Allusion:

skeleton in the closet

Today's Words of the Day:

impinge (Wallies)

abate (Wallies)

antipathy (Oles)

assail (Oles)

BOWERY POETRY CLUB

NOVEMBER 10th, 2005

 

Wally, Billy Collins, and Wally's friend Gail in NYC Nov. 12, 2005 right after his performance at the Bowery Poetry Club with Taylor Mali--"Page Meets Stage"

my friends John Wirth (writer/producer of Ghost Whisperer, Nash Bridges, Remington Steele) and Gail Matthius on Saturday Night Live in the early 1980's with their friend Billy Collins

Wally with Taylor Mali at the Bowery Poetry Club in NYC Nov. 12, 2005 For more info. on this club, go here: http://www.bowerypoetry.com/

Billy Collins and Taylor Mali

TAYLOR MALI

"What Teachers Make" on DPJ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAVK2Agtr10&feature=related

"Conviction" on DPJ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCNIBV87wV4&feature=related

 parody of Taylor's "Conviction"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp7Nh_Z99yY&feature=related

There is a podcast link on this page that you can use to actually hear excerpts from the night of "Page Meets Stage" with Billy Collins and Taylor Mali reading their poetry! It's podcast #1.  Check it out! (maybe you can hear Wally's annoying laugh, too!)

 

WALLIES:
  1. Group check-in:

  2. go over phrase HW in small groups and large group

  3. Tale of Two Cities MC QUESTION DEBRIEF:  Debate  the Tale of 2 MC test answers and make a master scanner with everyone's name on it. (30 min.) MAYBE GROUP COMPETITON FOR BEST SCORE.  10 min. to change. Erase and resubmit. EC for the group with best score! Write list of lit. terms that stumped you on transparency.  Write down individually, too, in your 3 ring binder with allusions. 

OLES HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. Collect phrase homework and notes
  2. Stamp original sentences & collect

 

OLES ONLY:

  1. Group check-in: share WA 10 and cover definitions of poetry and one of your literary terms
  2. Play Babasword audio of "Dead Poets" rap:  For the audio, click here:   http://babasword.com/writing/swordplay.html  o http://babasword.com/audio/deadpoets.mp3  For the text, click here: http://babasword.com/writing/poetry/deadpoets.html   CLICK HERE FOR THE TEXT.
  3. Poetry perceptions, views, frustrations, etc. about previous dealings with poetry.   Click HERE for the cover.
  4. MODERN TRENDS IN POETRY:  Poet Laureate?  American and British positions, differences, incentives, legacies?  Discuss the SIBL project ("O Captain," "TKM," and Frankenstein songs) www.artistsforliteracy.org and perhaps play "Flight of Icarus" (Iron Maiden) or "Icarus" or "Icarus II" (Kansas) or "Dust in the Wind" or "For Whom the Bell Tolls" by Iron Maiden
  5. Marianne Stokes painting--analysis and Herrick's "To the Virgins to Make Much of Time"   Click HERE for a copy of this poem and Essay on Criticism.
    1. Dead Poets clip (8 min.)
    2. Discuss Dead Poets clip--allusions and symbols--maybe "To the Virgins" and read Jaclyn's e-mail. Show example of allusions such as carpe diem, Herrick's cat parody, to "air" is human, etc. 

    NEW TERMS TODAY:  essay, schema, metaphor, simile conceit, syntax, stanza, rhyme, paradox/oxymoron DIDLS (diction, imagery, details, language, syntax), juxtaposition, apostrophe, quatrain, couplet, octave, sestet, slant rhyme, essay, rhyme, slant rhymetone, mood, essay, rhythm, sprung rhythm, ITAD:  iambic (u/), trochaic (/u), anapestic (uu/), dactylic (/uu), monometer, dimeter, trimeter, tetrameter, pentameter, hexameter, heptameter, heroic couplet, maxim,  sprung rhythm, irony, meter, foot, sonnet--2 types: Shakespearean (3 quatrains =abab,cdcd,efef and 1 couplet=gg) and Petrarchan octave=abbaabba sestet=cdecde or cddcdd or cdccdc or cdcdcd, etc., denotation, connotation, style, imageryeuphony, cacophony, euphemism, pejorative. maxim,   irony, imagery,   denotation, connotation,  symbolism, enjambment 

    HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

    OLES:

     

    1. Stamp WA 10 Poems!  Poems! Poems! (2 sides)
    2. Stamp Literary Terms

     

 

 

BOTH OLES & WALLIES:
  1.  Work on  POSITION PAPER! Read the position paper packet!  Click HERE or HERE for a copy. This paper will be due  April 28th (the week before AP EXAMS begin).  The PPP (position paper planning sheet) will be due on April 19th! Click HERE (pdf) or HERE (Word document) for a copy of the PPP.

  2. Due THURSDAY--LOGIC NOTES: Read and take one page of notes on Chapter 8 in the gray book (pages 236-52).  Do writing practice number one (page 239-40).   Read and take one page of notes on Chapter 9 in the gray book (pages 258-75).  Do writing practice number two (page 264)

  3. Start to study for Allusion Test--45 points!   (Friday April 23)You have a copy of all the allusions to study; look at the first column only. Click HERE for the list.

  4. E-mail Wally lwallenberg@edenpr.org any fun spring break pictures to put on the website after break (appropriate content, of course).  We'd love pictures of you reading Hamlet and Heart of Darkness on a cruise ship or in front of Senor Frog's or . . .

WALLIES ONLY:

  1. Correct your phrase HW.  Click HERE for the key.
  2. Create 15 sentences with a total of 20 prep. phrases, 10 participial phrases, 10 gerund phrases, 10 infinitive phrases.  E-mail Mr. Olson if you have questions!  rolson@edenpr.org

  3. ASSIGNMENT: Wodehouse phrases & clauses worksheet.  Click HERE if you need one.
  4. Sestina and Habit of perfection practice AP mult. choice.  Click HERE if you need one.
 

 

  OLES ONLY:

  1. karpnull

    diSpacingm 

     (CARPE DIEM!)  Do something in the spirit of Carpe Diem!  Remember to "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may"

    Here's an idea how . . .  

    Do you think this class inspired Kelly to do this?  Maybe . . .

 

How do you "seize the day"?

 

WEDNESDAY, day 45

NO CLASS TODAY!!!!

(but why not read some poetry? or check some out online?)

Billy Collins and Taylor Mali

There is a podcast link on this page that you can use to actually hear excerpts from the night of "Page Meets Stage" with Billy Collins and Taylor Mali reading their poetry! It's podcast #1.  Check it out! (maybe you can hear Wally's annoying laugh, too!)

SLAM POETRY SITES!!!!!

  

Bassey Ikpi's  "Homeward"  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTcOWR3uc0E&feature=related

Diallo  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj4C8riMsKI

Apology to My Unborn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzyrHsYTveE&feature=related

OR  Alicia Keys "POW" and discuss TONE and what support there is for her tone interpretation (DIDLS) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLk_Q3Cq2Ns  

Steve Coleman "I want this poem"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3bbpj2hX6w&feature=related

Eric Darby Scratch & Dent Dreams

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfTa4B7wQ_8

Oscar Brown, Jr. "This Beach"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRFb-D1gYY0&feature=related

Favorite Poem project   Musee"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlbFQ5ZtjVY&feature=related

Auden himself reading "Musee"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZqftCZD2NI

Slave to Beauty  (inspired by "Musee")

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT6p1vkq5h4&feature=related

Four Weddings and a Funeral  Auden's "Stop All the Clocks"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_a-eXIoyYA&feature=related

another "Stop All the Clocks" with film clips

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1O4LGBxEeA&feature=related

http://www.louderarts.com/faq/  (slam poetry site)

 AND  http://www.defpoetryjam.com/

AND http://www.hbo.com/defpoetry/

AND http://aalbc.com/authors/def_poetry_jam_story.htm

AND http://www.defpoetryjamontour.com/

AND  www.poetryslam.com

      National "slammer"champ

Taylor Mali

 AND www.taylormali.com   (Taylor Mali's site!  You can actually hear him recite his poetry.  He's won the nat'l slam poetry championship more than anyone!)

Hey, all you teacher wannabes, to look at Taylor's website outlining his dream to convince 1,000 people to become teachers (because of his inspiration):

http://web.mac.com/tmali/iWeb/1,000%20New%20Teachers/The%20Mission.html

For a parody on Mali's poem "What Teachers Make," click HERE!

Bassey Ikpi

 

WALLIES ONLY:
  1. Group check-in:

  2. Go
 
  1. Group check-in:
  • word of the day
  1. Aut

    HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

    WALLIES:

    1. Collect A

 

OLES ONLY:

  1. Group check-in:
  • we
  1. Ex
  1. deb
  2. more Int

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

OLES:

  1. seluiz
  2. EC
 

 

 

 
BOTH OLES & WALLIES:
  1.  Work on  POSITION PAPER! Read the position paper packet!  Click HERE or HERE for a copy. This paper will be due  April 28th (the week before AP EXAMS begin).  The PPP (position paper planning sheet) will be due on April 19th! Click HERE (pdf) or HERE (Word document) for a copy of the PPP.

  2. Start to study for Allusion Test--45 points!   (Friday April 23)You have a copy of all the allusions to study; look at the first column only. Click HERE for the list.

  3. E-mail Wally lwallenberg@edenpr.org any fun spring break pictures to put on the website after break (appropriate content, of course).  We'd love pictures of you reading Hamlet and Heart of Darkness on a cruise ship or in front of Senor Frog's or . . .

WALLIES ONLY:

  1. same as yesterday

                      

OLES ONLY:

  1. same as yesterday

     

  2. Got HamletYou need a copy of the Signet Classic Hamlet by Wednesday next week!!  It MUST be the Signet Classic.  They are available in the school store for $3.50. 

  3.  

     

     

     

 

 

THURSDAY day 45

Wally finds some

Serendipity in St. Paul April 8th!

Today's Allusion:

let the cat out of the bag/buy a pig in a poke

Today's Words of the Day:

withal (Oles)

nemesis (Oles)

lugubrious (Wallies)

zeitgeist (Wallies)

Today's Quote of the Day: 

 in honor of Kurt Vonnegut (Slaughterhouse 5, Cat's Cradle, Breakfast of Champions)               

I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center. -Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., writer (1922-2007)

Check out his website:  http://www.vonnegut.com/

http://www.vonnegutweb.com/

More Quotes for Today:

"He prayeth best who loveth best All things both great and small; For the dear God who loveth us, He made and loveth all."

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

and

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" 

~Robin Williams

and

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us; we were all going directly to Heaven, we were all going the other way."

Dickens

♥♥♥ 77 LOVE SONNETS ♥♥♥

BY GARRISON KEILLOR

From Garrison Keillor:

"When I was 16, Helen Fleischman assigned me to memorize Shakespeare's Sonnet No. 29, "When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state" for English class, and fifty years later, that poem is still in my head. Algebra got washed away, and geometry and most of biology, but those lines about the redemptive power of love in the face of shame are still here behind my eyeballs, more permanent than my own teeth. The sonnet is a durable good. These 77 of mine include sonnets of praise, some erotic, some lamentations, some street sonnets and a 12-sonnet cycle of months. If anything here offends, I beg your pardon, I come in peace, I depart in gratitude."

http://www.elabs7.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=fj6,ggr6,dv,m9yp,85wm,iih1,lp0o

GK reads from 77 Love Sonnets in San Francisco on June 6:

http://www.elabs7.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=fj6,ggr6,dv,8l1l,aw78,iih1,lp0o

WALLIES ONLY:
  1. Group check-in:
  • Words of the day
  • allusion-
  1. Go over phrases & clauses worksheet.  Click HERE if you need one.
  2. Go over some of the phrase sentences you created and take a side trip into a Will Smith lyric.
  3. Go over Sestina and Habit of perfection practice AP mult. choice.  Click HERE if you need one.
 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

WALLIES

  1. Stamped everything in sight.  Logic notes and exercise, persuasion notes and exercise, Wodehouse worksheet, 15 sentences.  Keep all of it to hand in later.
  2. Stamped, corrected and collected the AP Sestina/Habit of Perfection practice multiple choice test

OLES ONLY:

Group check-in:

  • Share your CARPE DIEM EXPERIENCES!  Write a list of symbols, allusions, what you clearly remember from the
  • Choose a poetry definition on front of packet that group likes  Click HERE for the cover.
  • on computer in classroom: Type your assigned literary terminology on master terms sheet
  •  Songs: "Newsies or Metallica "Carpe Diem Baby" or techno--"The World is Your Oyster" continue to Write your assigned literary term's definitions and finish clipboard--poetic terms
  1. Share your CARPE DIEM!  EXPERIENCES! 
  2.  

  3. Discuss Dead Poets clip--allusions and symbols--maybe "To the Virgins" and read Jaclyn's e-mail. Show example of allusions such as carpe diem, Herrick's cat parody, to "air" is human, etc. 
  4. Share DPS quote: "We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless... of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?" Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?"
  5. show 2nd DPS film clip teaching from book
  6. Collins "Introduction to Poetry" Click HERE for a copy. and
  7. NEW TERMS TODAY:  essay, schema, metaphor, simile conceit, syntax, stanza, rhyme, paradox/oxymoron DIDLS (diction, imagery, details, language, syntax), juxtaposition, apostrophe, quatrain, couplet, octave, sestet, slant rhyme, essay, rhyme, slant rhymetone, mood, essay, rhythm, sprung rhythm, ITAD:  iambic (u/), trochaic (/u), anapestic (uu/), dactylic (/uu), monometer, dimeter, trimeter, tetrameter, pentameter, hexameter, heptameter, heroic couplet, maxim,  sprung rhythm, irony, meter, foot, sonnet--2 types: Shakespearean (3 quatrains =abab,cdcd,efef and 1 couplet=gg) and Petrarchan octave=abbaabba sestet=cdecde or cddcdd or cdccdc or cdcdcd, etc., style, euphony, cacophony, euphemism, perjorative,  imagery,  denotation, connotation,  symbolism, enjambment, maxim,  irony

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

OLES:

  1. none
BOTH OLES & WALLIES:
  1. FANTASTIC HEATHLY FOOD FRIDAY (a.k.a. FHFF) tomorrow!  Bring something yummy!

    Hint!       

  2.  Work on  POSITION PAPER! Read the position paper packet!  Click HERE or HERE for a copy. This paper will be due  April 28th (the week before AP EXAMS begin).  The PPP (position paper planning sheet) will be due on April 19th! Click HERE (pdf) or HERE (Word document) for a copy of the PPP.

  3. Start to study for Allusion Test--45 points!   (Friday April 23--Shakespeare's birthday)You have a copy of all the allusions to study; look at the first column only. Click HERE for the list.

  4. E-mail Wally lwallenberg@edenpr.org any fun spring break pictures to put on the website after break (appropriate content, of course).  We'd love pictures of you reading Hamlet and Heart of Darkness on a cruise ship or in front of Senor Frog's or . . .

WALLIES ONLY:

  1. FANTASTIC HEATHLY FOOD FRIDAY (a.k.a. FHFF) tomorrow!  Bring something yummy!

    Hint!

  2. Gray EWS book: Chapter 21 Clauses--pp. 510-527.  Take notes (1 side min.) and do all odds in all exercises.  Be sure to do the entire REVIEW ACTIVITY!  Click HERE for an electronic version (WORD) of the sentences (created by Eric Howe) so you can type out your responses and avoid all the hand writing!

 

 

OLES ONLY:

  1. FANTASTIC HEATHLY FOOD FRIDAY (a.k.a. FHFF) tomorrow!  Bring something yummy!

    HINTS!  

  2. ASSIGNMENT L #2 Do WA 11 INDIVIDUALLY ASSIGNED POEM Write 2 sides minimum--one side on the 4 areas outlined on the salmon HOW TO EXPLICATE A POEM sheet.  (Click HERE if you need a copy) AND one side on the CONTENT--THEMES/UNIVERSAL QUESTIONS-- as outlined below). If you missed class or are unaware of what terms you are assigned, click HERE to see what your assigned poem is.                Here's what to do:

    1.        Read the poem silently.

    2.        Read the poem aloud.

    3.        Perhaps read the poem to/with someone else.

    4.        FIRST SIDE OF THE WA: You must include discussion (of at least one side of a page) covering a bit about each of the 5 following topics:

    a.  Write a literal summary of the poem

    b.  Describe the feelings/mood the poem evokes

    c. Discuss themes/universal or global questions the poem suggests

    d.   Discuss connections to your own life/yourself/the lives of others

    e.   Discuss connections to society

    5.    SECOND SIDE OF THE WA: Now, do your best to explicate the poem.  Take one section at time as outlined on the  salmon HOW TO EXPLICATE A POEM sheet you got in class today.  (Click HERE if you need a copy).  MAKE COMMENTS ON EACH OF THE FOUR AREAS:  SITUATION, STRUCTURE, LANGUAGE, POETIC DEVICES (Look carefully once again for the use of any  poetic devices  that make the poem "work" and, hence, enhance the understanding/appreciation of the poem as well as lead you to believe the feelings and themes of the poem are probably what the poet intended. Do try your best to apply your assigned poetic device(s) to this poem.

     

  3. "The Group Poems Assignment"--Read all the poems assigned to each of your other group members (See the colored sheet you got last week listing all your group members and the poems they were assigned.   If you do not know which poems each group member had, I have attached the poems.  CLICK HERE (OLES POETRY GROUPS).   1.  CHOOSE 4 POEMS !  Do NOT choose your own (the one you did for WA11 Assigned Individual Poem).       2 Fill out a response worksheet  for each poem (worth 5 points per sheet) using the IVORY WORKSHEETS GIVEN OUT IN CLASS--one per poem.  If you were absent, you can click HERE to get the sheets.  Decide which poem is your all-time group favorite to perhaps use at a later date for a group poetry project.  3   Finally,  answer the bullet-point questions on the pink cover "DEBRIEFING THE 5  POEMS ASSIGNMENT (this is worth 5 points, too.)  So, the entire assignment is worth 25 points.  FOR SOME HELP, click HERE to read a cool help sheet called "HOW TO EXPLICATE A POEM."  Also, check out TONE/MOOD words from exercise pages in the Poetry Packet to help you identify tone/mood words for your worksheets.  Click E1, E3, E4 or see these pages in the Poetry packet for TONE/MOOD word.  For a pdf. copy of the BLUE POETRY PACKET, click HERE!

  4. Due MONDAY--LOGIC NOTES: Read and take one page of notes on Chapter 8 in the gray book (pages 236-52).  Do writing practice number one (page 239-40).   Read and take one page of notes on Chapter 9 in the gray book (pages 258-75).  Do writing practice number two (page 264)

  5. Got HamletYou need a copy of the Signet Classic Hamlet by Wednesday next week!  It MUST be the Signet Classic.  They are available in the school store for $3.50. 
FRIDAY day 47

Alexander Pope

Today's Quotes of the Day:

"We think our fathers fools so wise we grow

Our wiser sons no doubt will think us so"

Alexander Pope

AND

 "Never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee!"

~John Donne  

Wally's first AP Lit Class 1977

Can you find Mr. McCartan?

Wally and her student Conn AP English --1977

Teacher senior pictures . . . Can you find Wally?

Can you find Ruce, Holm, Strampe, Wally, Sime, Rolf?

EPHS English Dep't 1985!

 

Captain English!

Today's Allusion:

Lot's wife/pillar of salt

Today's Words of the Day:

diurnal (Oles)

indict (Oles)

mendacity (Wallies)

mendicant (Wallies)

 

Wally in NYC at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with an original Pieter Bruegel painting--"The Harvesters" 

Bruegel painted "The Fall of Icarus"

  

W.H. AUDEN

--Check out this website!  These "Auden groupies" (Virtual Street Band) like to make up songs and cartoons to Auden's work:
This Virtual Street Band (which only exists and performs in cyberspace) has put 3 poems of Auden to music and made some flash videoclips to go along with them. Checking this site out is totally recommended, the site has a really cool feel to it, and the clips are awesome.
http://www.virtualstreetband.com

    

Another cool Auden poem is "Funeral Blues" or "Stop All the Clocks."  Here are some cool links to read and view some youtube stuff regarding "Musee" and other this awesome poem:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9LJ9we02Ls

reading of the poem from the film Four Weddings and a Funeral

Another reading of the poem:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcAYsJo3-uM&mode=related&search=

"Funeral Blues" to music James Horner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqZZXuIiJEY

HERE'S MORE:

Favorite Poem project   Musee"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlbFQ5ZtjVY&feature=related

Auden himself reading "Musee"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZqftCZD2NI

Slave to Beauty  (inspired by "Musee")

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT6p1vkq5h4&feature=related

Four Weddings and a Funeral  Auden's "Stop All the Clocks"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_a-eXIoyYA&feature=related

another "Stop All the Clocks" with film clips

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1O4LGBxEeA&feature=related

  Favorite Poem project  "Out, out"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V07Hu5d_Dg&feature=user

 

WALLIES ONLY:
  1. Group check-in:

  2. Go over your sentences
 

Group check-in:

  • weekend?
  • words of the day?
  1. Finished reading "The Fiery Wooing of Mordred"
  2. Discussed "Sestina" and "Habit of Perfection"
  3. Discussed whether the transfer of knowledge is a physical process tied to DNA to some degree beyond the mere level of aptitude

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

WALLIES:

  1. stamped chapter twenty-one notes and exercises.

 

OLES ONLY:

  1. Group check-in:

    • Weekend plans
    • Favorite poem in each group:            orange/gold--_______________,                             blue--______________,                            green 1--___________________,                 
  2. INTRO: SLAM POETRY--WHAT IS SLAM POETRY?--Show  Taylor Mali's poems/video "Conviction" or "Totally Like" or play Taylor Mali "Proofreading" poem or show video from Bowery Club or Taylor Mali's poems/video  "Teachers" and Bassey Ipki's "Silence" and Rat Sack "I'm Losing You"

    MORE SLAM POETRY?--Show  9 min.  video from Bowery Club ("Forgetfulness" & "Introduction" and "Proofreading" or Bassey Ipki's "Homeward"or Rat Sack "I'm Losing You" or Poetry "Krispy Kreme" or Alicia Keyes on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLk_Q3Cq2Ns

    "What Teachers Make" on DPJ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAVK2Agtr10&feature=related

    "Conviction" on DPJ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCNIBV87wV4&feature=related

     parody of Taylor's "Conviction"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp7Nh_Z99yY&feature=related

    Collins Advice to Writers" and allusion to Alexander Pope! Maybe show DVD of Billy Collins' "How to Read a Poem" and various experts' opinions on poetry and Collins.  

  3. POPE ACTIVITY:  Pope quotes--each person gets a slip and needs to find groups of 2 or three.  Discuss the meaning, the connections to writing, and any poetic devices that surface. 
  4. NEW TERMS TODAY:  essay, schema, metaphor, simile conceit, syntax, stanza, rhyme, paradox/oxymoron DIDLS (diction, imagery, details, language, syntax), juxtaposition, apostrophe, quatrain, couplet, octave, sestet, rhyme, slant rhymetone, mood, essay, rhythm, sprung rhythm, ITAD:  iambic (u/), trochaic (/u), anapestic (uu/), dactylic (/uu), monometer, dimeter, trimeter, tetrameter, pentameter, hexameter, heptameter, heroic couplet, maxim,  sprung rhythm, irony, meter, foot, sonnet--2 types: Shakespearean (3 quatrains =abab,cdcd,efef and 1 couplet=gg) and Petrarchan octave=abbaabba sestet=cdecde or cddcdd or cdccdc or cdcdcd, etc., style, euphony, cacophony, euphemism, perjorative,  imagery,  denotation, connotation,  symbolism, enjambment, maxim,  irony

 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

OLES:

  1. stamp WA 11 Assigned Individual Poem
  2. 4 poems & cover sheet (25 pts)
  3.  
 

 

BOTH OLES & WALLIES:
  1. CC #2--Remember to share anything you'd like with a class connection.  Make sure the connection is obvious to the teacher.  Wallies are encouraged to write their CC#2 to Wallly.  However, if you have a burning desire to to direct your CC to Mr. Olson, you may write his name on the top of the CC#2.

  2. Start to study for Allusion Test--45 points!   (Friday April 23--Shakespeare's b'day!)You have a copy of all the allusions to study; look at the first column only. Click HERE for the list.

  3.  Work on POSITION PAPER! Read the position paper packet!  Click HERE or HERE for a copy. This paper will be due  April 28th (the week before AP EXAMS begin).  The PPP (position paper planning sheet) will be due on April 19th! Click HERE (pdf) or HERE (Word document) for a copy of the PPP.  Click HERE to see/print a pdf. copy of the POSITION PAPER PACKET.    Click HERE for a copy of the required PPP (Position paper planning sheet).  Click HERE for a copy of the required PPP (Position paper planning sheet). Remember that in writing this paper, you must advocate your viewpoint to a specific audience--taking into account an audience (positive, negative, neutral, indifferent) and a course of action to advocate for the audience after you have convinced them to come over to your side.  Yes!  You must include credibility for sources!! NOTE from Mr. Olson:  For more information on TRUTH and VALIDITY and DEDUCTIVE reasoning, visit either of these two sites:  http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/courses/log/tru-val.htm   OR          http://www.zmag.org/instructionals/logstats/logstats3.htm

    ORDER TO TURN IN POSITION PAPER:         

    1.  grading sheet (student parts MUST be filled out completely or you will lose points) Click HERE if you only need to print out a POSITION PAPER GRADING SHEET.

    2. outline

    3. paper  

    4. works cited (3 doc. check sources highlighted--just like the CLT paper, do each source highlighted in a different color)

    5. photocopies of first source (ALL used parts highlighted in color #1)

    6. photocopies of second source (ALL used parts highlighted in color #2)

    7. photocopies of third source (ALL used parts highlighted in color #3

  4. If you got your lit. theory paper back, buybacks!  If buybacks are not turned in on your deadline, they are 1/2 credit the next day and no credit the day after!  Read the blue BUYBACK section of the Survival Packet CAREFULLY so you can ask any questions/clear up anything you don't understand about the buyback procedure.   For a copy of this blue section, click HERE  If you would like to use a template to do your buybacks, click HERE. (You can cut and paste this into a WORD DOCUMENT and make changes--add more rows or delete categories etc. to make it work for you.  Remember to print it out in landscape format!)  If you would like to use the ACE template, click HERE.    For a STUDENT'S SAMPLE (not perfect, but close!) of what BUYBACKS ARE SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE WHEN DONE, CLICK HERE (pdf.verson) or  HERE (WORD) version.

  5. OPEN MIC POETRY MONDAY NIGHT!

    April 19th, at the EP LIBRARY at 7:00 p.m.

    You can read a poem or also just come and listen!  Great event! Questions?  No registration required!  Here's the official word:

    We're beginning at 7 pm and will provide light refreshments.  All attendees are welcome  but not required to share a poem (or a few)--ones you've written or favorites you've read. Come to read or just to listen! All readers' names will be entered into a drawing for a Barnes & Noble gift card!

     

WALLIES ONLY:

  1. Write fifteen clause sentences--five with a noun clause, five with an adverb clause, five with and adjective clause.
  2. Check the Wodehouse Phrase/Clause sheet for clauses.  How many can you find?

OLES ONLY:

  1. DO WA 12 "M and M + 6 Degrees!" ("Musee des Beaux Arts" and "Meditation l7" and 6 Degrees) This will be a minimum of a three-sider = 15 points.

    TOPIC ONE: "Musee des beaux arts" (there is a copy of it on page OP 19 in your Poetry Packet)  You can also print out a copy if you would like to ACTIVELY  read it!   DO THE FOLLOWING: 

    1.      Read the poem silently.  Now look at the painting on p. 1103.

    2.      Read "Musee" again, but this time continue to study the painting on p. 1103 as you read.

    3.   Write a brief literal summary of the poem

    4.     Describe the feelings/mood the poem evokes

    5.    Discuss the themes/universal or global questions the poem suggests

    6.  Discuss connections to your own life/yourself/the lives of others/ to society

    7. Use the salmon HOW TO EXPLICATE A POEM sheet and MAKE COMMENTS ON EACH OF THE FOUR AREAS:  SITUATION, STRUCTURE, LANGUAGE, POETIC DEVICES (Look carefully once again for the use of any  poetic devices  that make the poem "work" and, hence, enhance the understanding/appreciation of the poem as well as lead you to believe the feelings and themes of the poem are probably what the poet intended. Do try your best to apply your assigned poetic device(s) to this poem. )

    ENRICHMENT! HERE ARE SOME FUN WEBSITES ABOUT THIS POEM/PAINTING:

    Click  http://poetrypages.lemon8.nl/life/musee/museebeauxarts.htm   

    CLICK HERE FOR A COPY OF "MUSEE" and

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbY5GsAnp_A for a slide show of Brueghel's paintings

    TOPIC TWO: “Meditation 17”

    Read John Donne's famous sermon called "Meditation l7," which is in our black LBT text pp. 366-368. 

    Read the entire sermon first.  When you are done, do your best to identify the "BIG IDEAS" he is putting forth in this very famous sermon.  Also, think about any "UNANSWERABLE QUESTIONS" that arise in your mind as a result of reflecting on his themes.

    In your WA, write down those "BIG" IDEAS" and  "UNANSWERABLE QUESTIONS."

    Now, you are to go back and read the sermon more closely.  As you are rereading, look for quotations that you would deem "significant" in terms of emphasizing those "BIG" IDEAS" and  "UNANSWERABLE QUESTIONS."   You must locate at least 5

    Write these "SIGNIFICANT QUOTATIONS" down in your WA, and after each, explain thoroughly or give rationale as to why that quotation is so significant / powerful / revealing, etc.

    TOPIC THREE: 6 Degrees of Separation

    Find out as much as you can about the "Six Degrees of Separation" Theory!  Check out these "Six Degrees of Separation" websites! (some of the links might be broken; just keep trying)  Jot down some notes on the BACK SIDE of WA 9--what you think/learned about the theory and anything you found interesting!

    HERE'S THE 6 degrees GAME!  http://www.thekevinbacongame.com/

    GENERAL INFO ON THE 6 degrees theory

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Degrees_of_Kevin_Bacon

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPB8L_sFMaM

    http://www.sixdegrees.org/  (Kevin's site)

    MORE INFO ON THE 6 degrees theory

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/aug/03/internet.email

    http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1511/is_12_19/ai_59587202

    http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/0,,sid9_gci932596,00.html

    http://aries.mos.org/sixdegrees/

    http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=14673

    the game    http://OracleOfBacon.org

    or http://www.thekevinbacongame.com/

    http://www-distance.syr.edu/bacon.html

    http://msnbc.com/onair/nbc/dateline/KBacon/Kevin.asp

    http://www.sixdegrees.org/  (Kevin's site)

    the movie Six Degrees of Separation

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108149/

     

  2. Due MONDAY--LOGIC NOTES: Read and take one page of notes on Chapter 8 in the gray book (pages 236-52).  Do writing practice number one (page 239-40).   Read and take one page of notes on Chapter 9 in the gray book (pages 258-75).  Do writing practice number two (page 264)

  3. Got Hamlet You need a copy of the Signet Classic Hamlet by Wednesday!!  It MUST be the Signet Classic.  They are available in the school store for $3.50. Here's what it looks like

    FUN POETRY STUFF FOR ENRICHMENT:

    1. FOR FUN! Check this web page about W.H. Auden's "Musee": http://poetrypages.lemon8.nl/life/musee/museebeauxarts.htm
    2. FOR FUN! Click on the link below to watch Elizabeth Susan Hambleton, a painter from New York, NY, read "Musee": http://www.favoritepoem.org/thevideos/hambleton.html
    3. FOR FUN!   Click on the link below to watch Elizabeth Wojtusik, a teacher from
      Humarock, MA,
      read "Out, Out-": http://www.favoritepoem.org/thevideos/wojtusik.html
    4. FOR FUN!   Click on the link below to watch other people read their favorite poems for the "Favorite Poem" project: http://www.favoritepoem.org/thevideos/index.html  I especially like "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks!  Which do you like best?
    5. For some additional cool websites Wally found online to enhance your experience with Poetry, click HERE! These include audio files of Billy Collins reading his poetry,  etc. etc. etc, and an MPR interviewwith former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Haas (who discusses about 10 min. into the interview the OJ 1 Kennedy quote about "when power corrupts, literature cleanses").  He also talks about performance poetry vs. the private voice to the quiet of the mind (which he thinks his poetry is best suited to). He says that poetry can live in both places. He admires Gary Snyder as a mentor.  Website to hear this interview of Feb. 15, 2005 is: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2006/02/15/midmorning2/

      http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2006/02/15/midmorning2/

       

  1. OJ 14  Reread part 1 HofD and write a one page reaction

  2. Start Heart of Darkness AP practice

  3. HEADS UP:  THERE MAY BE A QUIZ ON THE NOVEL TO MAKE SURE YOU READ IT! 

  4. Find your copy of the novel. Review your active reading/notes you did this summer on Things Fall Apart.  Re-familiarize yourself with the novel.
  5. Read "Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness"  Achebe article packet (one side minimum)  If you need a copy of the Achebe/Conrad Readings packet, click HERE.  Also pick one additional article to read.  Be prepared to discuss.

  6.  

 

   

EXTRA CREDIT OVER BREAK!  BRING HAMLET OR HEART OF DARKNESS ON SPRING BREAK!  E-mail Wally lwallenberg@edenpr.org any fun spring break pictures to put on the website after break (appropriate content, of course).  We'd love pictures of you reading Hamlet and Heart of Darkness on a cruise ship or in front of Senor Frog's or . . . 

  1. CARPE DIEM!
  2. Need something over break to read or see? Click HERE for the OLES' LIST OF "MOST IMPORTANT BOOKS and MOVIES." How about reading or watching a movie suggested by our EPHS STAFF?  Click on this link: http://www.edenpr.k12.mn.us/ephs/departments/english/favorite_books_movies.pdf

     

  •  
  • Spring Break plans
  • What would you like to be sure to discuss today?  Jot on white board!
  • c/c salmon quiz

 

  1. Finish the AP Multiple choice practice test on Heart of Darkness.  Come ready to correct your answers after having your paper stamped.

  2. OJ 16: PARODY OR shrink lit. OR any humorous creation baseed on HEART OF DARKNESS.  

  3. Read "Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness"  Achebe article packet (one side minimum)  If you need a copy of the Achebe/Conrad Readings packet, click HERE.  Also pick one additional article to read.  Be prepared to discuss.

  4. Things Fall Apart for the next one day!
  5. Find your copy of the novel.

  6. Review your active reading/notes you did this summer on Things Fall Apart.  Re-familiarize yourself with the novel.

  7. Get a  Hamlet book:  MUST BE THE SIGNET CLASSIC! It looks like this:

  8.  

 

 

Read the first ten pages of Heart of Darkness

  1. Write OJ12--thoughts, questions, reactions and predictions

  2. 2008 AP Literature and Composition multiple choice test--just a portion.  Use your own paper.

  3. DUE MONDAY! ( You can start on it tonight if you feel so motivated!)  AP Heart of Darkness MC practice test.  Spend no more than 60 minutes.  Click HERE for a copy of this test.

  4. DUE MONDAY Read the entire novel Heart of Darkness.  No, Mr. O is NOT kidding--the entire novel.

     

  5. Do OJ 13 Initial Reaction to Heart of Darkness the entire novel (at least one side)
  6.  

     

  7.  

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  1. Re-read/skim parts two and three of Heart of Darkness

  2. Write OJ 14 about some issue you notice in either part of the novella.

  3. Complete two more sections of the AP practice test on Heart of Darkness.

 

     

 

Reread & take notes Heart of Darkness part  3--OJ 17 Reaction and analysis of part 3         Warning! There are two tests next week on Heart of Darkness (probably Wednesday).

  1. DUE MONDAY! AP Heart of Darkness MC practice test.  Spend no more than 60 minutes.  Click HERE for a copy of this test.

  2. OJ 18: Heart of Darkness parody  Either write a "Shrinklet"-type poem that humorously captures the full sweep of HofD or a parody of Conrad's writing style that develops a hypothetical comic short scene in HofD.

  3. NEXT WEEK:  Do AP Prompt Writing Activity based on Conrad's "Introduction to Aylemer's Folly."  Click HERE if you need a copy.  First, paraphrase Conrad's theory of fiction.  Second, write AP style essay prompt.  Third, write the opening paragraph to an essay answering the prompt.

  4. Read & take notes Heart of Darkness part  1--OJ 15 Reaction and analysis of part 1         Warning! There are two tests next week on Heart of Darkness (probably Wednesday).

  5. See ABOVE FOR WALLIES/OLES ASSIGNMENT.

  6.  

 

 

  1. Peer response to someone else's WA 14 Act 4 topics NOTE!  For a current master list of journals, click HERE to see Wally's current list, and click HERE  to see Olson's current list.

 

  Take a minimum of one side of Background Notes on the Romantic Era from the black LBT book pp. 565-576

The ROMANTIC MOVEMENT!

The GRANDFATHERS:

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

and William Wordsworth:

 

THE 3 GRANDSONS:

                              John Keats:

               

Lord Byron:

Percy Bysshe Shelley (husband of Mary Shelley):