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 Week 7: October 18-22, 2010

MEA BREAK THURS. & FRIDAY!

FINISH POETRY

&

Get ready for Poetry PRESENTATIONS

INTRO LIT. THEORY

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For a current list of all journals assigned, click HERE!

For a current list of all journals assigned, click HERE!

To print out a copy of 2011 ADV. 12 POETRY TERMS, click HERE.

 For a pdf. copy of the BLUE POETRY PACKET, click HERE!

 

To print out a copy of the purple Lit. Theory packet, click HERE.  To print out a copy of the Lit. Theory paper packet, click HERE.  To read a sample paper, click HERE.  To read a sampling of the articles available for each of the theories (you can get the rest from Wally's room in the bins), click on the theory: formalism, reader response, psychoanalytic criticism, feminist (gender) criticism, Marxism, deconstruction, new historicism.  To read the credentials of most of the authors of the Lit. Theory assigned articles, click HERE.  To use a template to modify to send an e-mail requesting credentials, click HERE NOTE! For a complete copy of the Lit. Theory Packet (with the paper section at the end), click HERE.

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

Got Beowulf?  If you like, get your own copy so you can actively read it!  Get Beowulf from school store--the Seamus Heaney translation (about 15.00 Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders?) or you can buy it USED for a couple of bucks + shipping.  Sweet deal!    Here's the Amazon link:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393320979/102-8754601-7566560?v=glance&n=283155&n=507846&s=books&v=glance

Buybacks (rev. 2010)!  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 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 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

 

 

 

 

DATE In-Class plan Homework (due next day almost always):
MONDAY, day 26

Here comes

LITERARY THEORY!

 

Orwell

 

 

Mansfield

 

 

 

Today's Quote of the Day:

Lying is done with words and also with silence. -Adrienne Rich, writer and teacher (1929- )

Today's allusion:

NIMBY

Today's Words of the Day:

hermeneutics--the study of the methodological principles of interpretation

part of speech:  noun

adj form:  hermeneutical (interpretative)

adv. form:  hermeneutically

sentence from Bressler article in tonight's reading:  "Put another way, if there is only once correct interpretation of a text, what are the hermeneutical principles readers must use to discover this interpretation?" (p. 3)

trick:  Hermes the Greek god of invention, travel, herald, messenger of the other gods.  He brings the interpretation

etymology:  Greek, early modern English

epistemology--the study, theory or science that investigates the origin, nature and grounds of knowledge especially with reference to its limits and validity

part of speech:  noun

other forms:  epistemological, epistemologically, epistemologist

epistemic--of or relating to knowledge or knowing, cognitive

sentence from Bressler article in tonight's reading:  "Providing the academic arena in which those interested in literary theory (literary theorists) can posit philosophical assumptions concerning the nature of the reading process, the epistemological nature of learning, the nature of reality itself, and a host of related concerns, literary theory offers a variety of methodologies that enable readers to interpret a text from different and often conflicting points of view." (p. 11)

trick:  stem--knowledge is the stem

etymology:  Greek, early Modern English

What women's shoes used to look like!  The "heels" were called "pedestals"--thus women had to be put up on their "pedestals."  The tour guide said they were very "tippy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Group Check-in:
    • weekend?
     
  2. INTRO TO LIT. THEORY --walk through the packet and words of the day:  hermeneutics/(hermeneutical)--the study of the methodological principles of interpretation  and epistemic/ epistemology/ epistemological (related to the cognitive knowledge.  Also--"savoir" vs. "connaitre"

  3. SCANSION TEST

  4. Group Work on Poetry Project--20 min.--AGENDA Click HERE or HERE  for a copy of the planning agenda and the gray GROUP POEM PRESENTATION GRADING SHEET.  Click HERE or HERE for just the grading sheet.  ASSIGN group roles (recorder, reporter, analyzer/innovator, harmonizer, gatekeeper, networker) Click HERE) Group Poems--decide on journal entry and order Look over the POETRY PRESENTATION GRADING SHEET.  Jot down any further ideas for any of the Group Poems that come up immediately.

  5. TONE/MOOD ACTIVITIES---1.  Show TONE/MOOD words from exercise pages and Poetry Packet and relate those to "Musee" and "Out, Out-- See pages E1, E3, E4 in the Poetry packet for words to describe tone. and Specific Tone Words and show -How to Explicate a Poem sheet.    2. "C'mon Lou" activity   3.   Gatsby CLICK HERE  FOR THE GATSBY, THE STRANGER, AND ANOTHER FUN ASIMOV EXERCISE  4. Camus The Stranger activity  Click HERE. 5. TONE Multiple Choice Exercise: Click HERE to print out a copy of this exercise Click HERE for a sheet on more specific tone words.
  6. Gatsby excerpt--CLICK HERE  FOR THE GATSBY,  Look for around 5 words from these pages (or of your own choice) which best describe the TONE of this passage.  Write them down right by your original evaluation of TONE.  Do these words fit what you thought from the outset--positive, negative, neutral, indifferent?

    Camus passage ( from The Stranger) on page E6 of the Poetry packet.  Do the same thing as you did with the Gatsby excerpt.  If you would like a copy of this passage to print out and mark up, click HERE.

  7.  

 

    NEW TERMS TODAY: synecdoche, metonymy, satire

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. PR #2

 

  1. 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 section for highlighting, active reading, etc., click HERE.  If you would like to use a template to do your buybacks, click HERE.

     

  2. DUE WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20th WA 12:  Final Poem  Choose one of the four poems listed below for your final poetry journal.  They are in your poetry packet.  For a pdf. copy of the BLUE POETRY PACKET, click HERE If you would like to print out a copy of these so you can have your own copy to actively mark up, click HERE

    a.        "The World is Too Much With Us"  by William Wordsworth (p. P29)

    b.       "God's Grandeur" by Gerard Manley Hopkins  (p. P309)

    c.        "Any Human to Another" by Countee Cullen  (p. P31)

    d.       "The Death of a Toad"  by  Richard Wilburs.   (p. P32)

    You have a choice of what to do for this journal. You need to choose ONE of the following

    1.   a literary analysis of the poem using lit. terms and uncovering the poem's universal questions

    2.  prepare a spoken word presentation of the poem and "perform" it either live in class or tape it

    3.  prepare a "script" for someone to do a spoken word presentation of the poem  Explain your choices.

    4.  prepare a "script" for a youtube type video to be made to accompany the reading of the poem.  See the example one done for Billy Collins' "Forgetfulness."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-a8ELOVig4

    5.  HOT OFF THE PRESS!  A NEW IDEA FOR THIS JOURNAL!  THE AP SCORING CONTROVERSY OF "THE DEATH OF A TOAD." Read the pages (pages AP 11-AP15)  in our blue poetry packet surrounding the controversy in the scoring of the 1998 AP Essay on Richard Wilburs' "The Death of a Toad."  Read the poem and the prompt for the essay on p. AP 11 carefully.  Then read the scoring rubric on page AP 12.  The controversial essay is on pages AP 13-14.  The final scoring of this essay took finally came about after about 3 hours of discussion.  Apparently, one AP reader gave it a 2 out of 9, and the other gave it a 9 out of 9.  Neither reader was willing to budge.  They MUST be within 1-2 points of one another.  It took the "MASTER READER" and hours of discussion to decide.  Knowing that, read the essay again and decide what score you would give it and WHY?  In your journal, discuss your opinions on this essay and why you think it deserved the score you gave it.  What else would you like to share about this poem?  Finally read the letter Dick (Richard Wilburs) sent to a student named Penny who wrote to him to ask about the poem.  What do you think of his response?

    To print out a copy of 2011 ADV. 12 POETRY TERMS, click HERE.

     

  3. DUE TUESDAY! Let's start Literary Theory by doing approx. 2 1/2 pages of NOTES) 1. First, walk through the purple Lit. Theory packet (To print out a copy of the purple Lit. Theory packet, click HERE.) to familiarize yourself with the concepts coming up in this unit.  2. Then,  read both Bressler and Appleman articles (ivory pages in middle of packet).  3. Jot down at least 2 sides of a page of  notes (not your own personal commentary like you usually do in a  journal) as follows-- (min. of 1  page on the Bressler article and min of 1 page on the Appleman article)  4. After the notes,  write at least a 1/2 page personal reaction/response to some of the concepts Bressler and Appleman discussed.  For example, think about the idea of "savoir" vs. "connaitre" (for those of you who have studied Spanish, this is "saber" vs. "conuncer") reading experiences.  Can you remember books you have read that fit into these categories?  P.S. Make sure you familiarize yourself with these concepts as well:  hermeneutics (hermeneutical) and epistemology (epistemological / epistemic).  NOTE! For a complete copy of the Lit. Theory Packet (with the paper section at the end), click HERE.
  4. Work on your own part of the Poetry Presentation.  Re-read each individual prepares a section of ideas from the grey poetry grading sheet.  If you need to see a copy of this sheet, click HERE.  Here's a great help sheet--"How to Explicate a Poem."To print out a copy of 2011 ADV. 12 POETRY TERMS, click HERE.
  5. Got Beowulf?  If you like, get your own copy so you can actively read it!  Get Beowulf from school store--the Seamus Heaney translation (about 15.00 Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders?) or you can buy it USED for a couple of bucks + shipping.  Sweet deal!    Here's the Amazon link:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393320979/102-8754601-7566560?v=glance&n=283155&n=507846&s=books&v=glance

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY, day 27

Here's the Story of the Day:

Theory

I keep trying to remember when it stopped being theory & turned into real life because theory was a whole lot easier

Today's Quote of the Day:

I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it. -Frank A. Clark, writer (1911- )

Today's allusion:

Golden Calf  (see youtube video of Dogma)

Today's Words of the Day:

empirical

aghast

petulant

philander

Wally and the Blue Brothers in Chicago's Midway Airport

 

  1. Group Check-in:
    • 15 min.  Get ready for Poetry Presentations--think of a journal and type it on computer
    • How did the essay go?  to do AP ESSAY TONIGHT.  Help sheets--How to Explicate a Poem and Specific Tone Words 

     

  2. Group Work on Poetry Project--20 min.--AGENDA Click HERE or HERE  for a copy of the planning agenda and the gray GROUP POEM PRESENTATION GRADING SHEET.  Click HERE or HERE for just the grading sheet.  ASSIGN group roles (recorder, reporter, analyzer/innovator, harmonizer, gatekeeper, networker) Click HERE) Group Poems--decide on journal entry and order Look over the POETRY PRESENTATION GRADING SHEET.  Jot down any further ideas for any of the Group Poems that come up immediately.

  3. TONE/MOOD ACTIVITIES---1.  Show TONE/MOOD words from exercise pages and Poetry Packet and relate those to "Musee" and "Out, Out-- See pages E1, E3, E4 in the Poetry packet for words to describe tone. and Specific Tone Words and show -How to Explicate a Poem sheet.    2. "C'mon Lou" activity   3.  TONE Multiple Choice Exercise: Click HERE to print out a copy of this exercise Click HERE for a sheet on more specific tone words. 4.  Gatsby CLICK HERE  FOR THE GATSBY, THE STRANGER, AND ANOTHER FUN ASIMOV EXERCISE   CLICK HERE  FOR THE GATSBY,  Look for around 5 words from these pages (or of your own choice) which best describe the TONE of this passage.  Write them down right by your original evaluation of TONE.  Do these words fit what you thought from the outset--positive, negative, neutral, indifferent?

    5. If time, Camus The Stranger activity  Click HERE. on page E6 of the Poetry packet.  Do the same thing as you did with the Gatsby excerpt.  If you would like a copy of this passage to print out and mark up, click HERE.

 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. Bressler/Appleman notes and your reaction to savoir & connaitre   (13 points)
  2. tone exercises
 

 

 

 

 

  1. FANTASTIC HEALTHY FOOD WEDNESDAY!
  2. Respond to PR#2--remember to be anonymous!
  3. DUE WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20th WA 12:  Final Poem  Choose one of the four poems listed below for your final poetry journal.  They are in your poetry packet.  For a pdf. copy of the BLUE POETRY PACKET, click HERE If you would like to print out a copy of these so you can have your own copy to actively mark up, click HERE

    a.        "The World is Too Much With Us"  by William Wordsworth (p. P29)

    b.       "God's Grandeur" by Gerard Manley Hopkins  (p. P309)

    c.        "Any Human to Another" by Countee Cullen  (p. P31)

    d.       "The Death of a Toad"  by  Richard Wilburs.   (p. P32)

    You have a choice of what to do for this journal. You need to choose ONE of the following

    1.   a literary analysis of the poem using lit. terms and uncovering the poem's universal questions

    2.  prepare a spoken word presentation of the poem and "perform" it either live in class or tape it

    3.  prepare a "script" for someone to do a spoken word presentation of the poem  Explain your choices.

    4.  prepare a "script" for a youtube type video to be made to accompany the reading of the poem.  See the example one done for Billy Collins' "Forgetfulness."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-a8ELOVig4

    5.  HOT OFF THE PRESS!  A NEW IDEA FOR THIS JOURNAL!  THE AP SCORING CONTROVERSY OF "THE DEATH OF A TOAD." Read the pages (pages AP 11-AP15)  in our blue poetry packet surrounding the controversy in the scoring of the 1998 AP Essay on Richard Wilburs' "The Death of a Toad."  Read the poem and the prompt for the essay on p. AP 11 carefully.  Then read the scoring rubric on page AP 12.  The controversial essay is on pages AP 13-14.  The final scoring of this essay took finally came about after about 3 hours of discussion.  Apparently, one AP reader gave it a 2 out of 9, and the other gave it a 9 out of 9.  Neither reader was willing to budge.  They MUST be within 1-2 points of one another.  It took the "MASTER READER" and hours of discussion to decide.  Knowing that, read the essay again and decide what score you would give it and WHY?  In your journal, discuss your opinions on this essay and why you think it deserved the score you gave it.  What else would you like to share about this poem?  Finally read the letter Dick (Richard Wilburs) sent to a student named Penny who wrote to him to ask about the poem.  What do you think of his response?

    To print out a copy of 2011 ADV. 12 POETRY TERMS, click HERE.

     

  4. Work on your own part of the Poetry Presentation.  Re-read each individual prepares a section of ideas from the grey poetry grading sheet.  If you need to see a copy of this sheet, click HERE.  Here's a great help sheet--"How to Explicate a Poem." To print out a copy of 2011 ADV. 12 POETRY TERMS, click HERE.
  5.  If you would like to read Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery," you can get a copy of it online: http://www.classicshorts.com/stories/lotry.html  interesting review:  http://www.netwood.net/~kosenko/jackson.html

  6. Got Beowulf?  If you like, get your own copy so you can actively read it!  Get Beowulf from school store--the Seamus Heaney translation (about 15.00 Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders?) or you can buy it USED for a couple of bucks + shipping.  Sweet deal!    Here's the Amazon link:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393320979/102-8754601-7566560?v=glance&n=283155&n=507846&s=books&v=glanceBarnes & Noble link: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?userid=fg2YgSNCcb&isbn=0393320979&itm=3
WEDNESDAY, day 28

  Yippee!

MEA BREAK STARTS TODAY!

NO SCHOOL FOR 4 DAYS!

 

Today's Quote of the Day:

From my close observation of writers... they fall into two groups: those who bleed copiously and visibly at any bad review, and those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review. -Isaac Asimov, scientist and writer (1920-1992)

Today's allusion:

Sword of Damocles

See this link for an example of this allusion in a Swedish website:

http://www.vassaeggen.se/2006/08/

 

Today's Words of the Day:

chimera

prosaic

retrograde

salubrious

 

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  1. Group Check-in:
    • C/C the AP essays.  Come to consensus (except poetry groups going today.  Click HERE for the exercises.  For a copy of the essays in the Poetry packet, click HERE (part 2) and scroll down.

     

  2. Group Work on Poetry Project--20 min.--AGENDA Click HERE or HERE  for a copy of the planning agenda and the gray GROUP POEM PRESENTATION GRADING SHEET.  Click HERE or HERE for just the grading sheet.  ASSIGN group roles (recorder, reporter, analyzer/innovator, harmonizer, gatekeeper, networker) Click HERE) Group Poems--decide on journal entry and order Look over the POETRY PRESENTATION GRADING SHEET.  Jot down any further ideas for any of the Group Poems that come up immediately.

  3. Go over HW for next week & hand-out lit theory articles

    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 section for highlighting, active reading, etc., click HERE.  If you would like to use a template to do your buybacks, click HERE. rehash CLT and How to do buybacks: If you want to print out your own copy of the BUYBACK section for highlighting, active reading, etc., click HERE.  If you would like to use a template to do your buybacks, click HERE.

     

  4. VIDEOS: show Favorite Poem project of "Musee," "Out, Out--" and "Slave to Beauty" and maybe "Auden" reading "Musee"  Show also:  artistsforliteracy.org site  Maybe show Collins' "The Lanyard" or "Seventh-Grade Viking Warrior"  Taylor Mali

    Eric Darby Scratch & Dent Dreams

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

  5. 2nd hour:  finish  Gatsby CLICK HERE  FOR THE GATSBY, THE STRANGER, AND ANOTHER FUN ASIMOV EXERCISE   CLICK HERE  FOR THE GATSBY,  Look for around 5 words from these pages (or of your own choice) which best describe the TONE of this passage.  Write them down right by your original evaluation of TONE.  Do these words fit what you thought from the outset--positive, negative, neutral, indifferent?

    5. If time, Camus The Stranger activity  Click HERE. on page E6 of the Poetry packet.  Do the same thing as you did with the Gatsby excerpt.  If you would like a copy of this passage to print out and mark up, click HERE.

     

  6. "It's A Woman's World"--Read "It's a Woman's World" aloud. TONE WORDS?  evidence? Explain AP essay procedures; Go over rubric for scoring the AP Essays.  For a copy of the essays in the Poetry packet, click HERE (part 2) and scroll down.  AP Essay rehash and Read "It's a Man's World" Click for POEM only, essays rubrics  IF TIME, Then read aloud or assign as HW the "expert essay" by Anna Maria Hong.  Click HERE.
  7.  

 

HOMEWORK DUE TODAY: 

  1. WA 12 Final Poem
  2. PR 2 response

 

 

  1. WA 13  GROUP POEMS (2 sides for 10 points) Read all 4 poems assigned for the Poetry Presentations Monday & Tuesday.  Then do the corresponding journals for each poem (including your own) which is WA 13  GROUP POEMS (write at least 1/2-1 page per poem for a total of 2 sides minimum) For 2nd hour's assigned poems and the required 1/2 side minimum journal topics, click HERE  For 3rd hour's assigned poems and the required 1/2 side minimum journal topics, click HERE

  2. Work on your own part of the Poetry Presentation.  Re-read each individual prepares a section of ideas from the grey poetry grading sheet.  If you need to see a copy of this sheet, click HERE.  Here's a great help sheet--"How to Explicate a Poem." To print out a copy of 2011 ADV. 12 POETRY TERMS, click HERE.
  3.  If you would like to read Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery," you can get a copy of it online: http://www.classicshorts.com/stories/lotry.html  interesting review:  http://www.netwood.net/~kosenko/jackson.html

  4. Got Beowulf?  If you like, get your own copy so you can actively read it!  Get Beowulf from school store--the Seamus Heaney translation (about 15.00 Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders?) or you can buy it USED for a couple of bucks + shipping.  Sweet deal!    Here's the Amazon link:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393320979/102-8754601-7566560?v=glance&n=283155&n=507846&s=books&v=glance

    Barnes & Noble link: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?userid=fg2YgSNCcb&isbn=0393320979&itm=3

 

Check it out! WALLY'S NEW COOL POETRY LINKS!

NEW LINKS 2010!

BBC POETRY SEASON

http://www.bbc.co.uk/poetryseason/

BBC TOP BRITISH POETS 2010 VOTE RESULTS

http://www.bbc.co.uk/poetryseason/vote_results.shtml

Benjamin Zephaniah 3rd place

http://www.benjaminzephaniah.com/content/304.php

BOWERY POETRY CLUB NYC

http://www.bowerypoetry.com/

Auden reading "Musee"--poetry animations but his real voice

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

Yeats reading "Innisfree"--poetry animations but his real voice

http://www.youtube.com/user/poetryanimations#p/u/424/_Xty-kkMmKU

Stevie Smith reading "Not Waving"--poetry animations but her real voice

http://www.youtube.com/user/poetryanimations#p/u/451/s8KIr98WDtc

Big Country performing their "Not Waving but Drowning"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1_qqjJXBEc

Do not go gentle--Dylan Thomas reading to art images

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygvTW-6dH8g&feature=related

another option Dylan Thomas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9Y9oKuCdbQ&feature=fvw

Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School reading Dylan Thomas' "Do not go gentle"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTv1Dmu5CYc&feature=related

Gina Loring "Somewhere There is a Poem"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PovgQ8jd0Q&feature=related

 

 

   
 

 

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Multi-Paragraph Essay email for 9th grade parents

 

MPE Word Document email for 9th grade parents

 

 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY day 29

Today's allusion:

none

Today's Words of the Day:

chi

 

 

  1. Group Check-in:
    • We

     

  2. 1
  3. G

     

     

HOMEWORK DUE TODAY: 

  1.  
  2. C/C t

 

 

  1.  

     

 
FRIDAY  day 30

 

Today's allusion:

Svengali

Today's Words of the Day:

adulate

matizate

querulous

repartee

 

 

  1. Group Check-in:
    • Weekend
    • get ready for presentations

     

  2. POE
     
  3. Brian

     

  4. Gatsby

     

HOMEWORK DUE TODAY: 

  1. WA 13 GROUP POEMS (20 pts)
  2. stamp
  3. PR 2 response
  4.  
 
THURSDAY, day 26

 

Today's Quote of the Day:

I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it. -Frank A. Clark, writer (1911- )

Today's allusion:

Svengali

Today's Words of the Day:

precipitous

reciprocal

abscond

adulate

RIDAY, day 27

Friday, October 10

(that's NOT Friday the 13th, my friends!)

Here comes

LITERARY THEORY!

 

Orwell

 

 

Mansfield

 

 

 

Today's Quote of the Day:

Lying is done with words and also with silence. -Adrienne Rich, writer and teacher (1929- )

Today's allusion:

white elephant

Today's Words of the Day:

hermeneutics--the study of the methodological principles of interpretation

part of speech:  noun

adj form:  hermeneutical (interpretative)

adv. form:  hermeneutically

sentence from Bressler article in tonight's reading:  "Put another way, if there is only once correct interpretation of a text, what are the hermeneutical principles readers must use to discover this interpretation?" (p. 3)

trick:  Hermes the Greek god of invention, travel, herald, messenger of the other gods.  He brings the interpretation

etymology:  Greek, early modern English

epistemology--the study, theory or science that investigates the origin, nature and grounds of knowledge especially with reference to its limits and validity

part of speech:  noun

other forms:  epistemological, epistemologically, epistemologist

epistemic--of or relating to knowledge or knowing, cognitive

sentence from Bressler article in tonight's reading:  "Providing the academic arena in which those interested in literary theory (literary theorists) can posit philosophical assumptions concerning the nature of the reading process, the epistemological nature of learning, the nature of reality itself, and a host of related concerns, literary theory offers a variety of methodologies that enable readers to interpret a text from different and often conflicting points of view." (p. 11)

trick:  stem--knowledge is the stem

etymology:  Greek, early Modern English

 

 

  1. Group Check-in:
    • Group Work ansfield, Basil, Imperialism?
    • C/C TONE EXERCISES: Click HERE.
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  2. INTR

     

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HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. WA 11 Final Poem Analysis--stamp
  2. 3rd hour only: Lit Theory notes (8 points):  Bressler/Appleman/your reaction to all this

 

 

  1. Assignment  G
  2. Optional:  Get Beowulf from school store Seamus Heaney translation (about 16.00 Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders?)  We start reading Beowulf over MEA.  The next paper is based on Beowulf.  We will start Beowulf after MEA.
  3. For a current list of all journals assigned, click HERE!