All poetry pages numbers the textbook, Perrine’s Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense.
For Thursday 10/17:
- “Denotation and Connotation” (686-699)
- “Imagery” (700-713)
Also, read the following Metaphysical poems by George Herbert:
- “The Pulley” (884)
- “Virtue” (843)
Students need to complete SOAPStone graphic organizers for three poems of your choice, also due Thursday, 10/17:
- Speaker: Who is the speaker of the poem? What do you know about him or her?
- Occasion: What is the occasion of the poem? What is the event that prompts the speaker to speak?
- Audience: To whom is the speaker speaking? What do you know about him or her?
- Purpose: What is the purpose of the poem? Why do you think the poet wrote the poem?
- Subject: What is the subject of the poem? (This is a different from “what is the topic of the poem?”)
- Tone: What is the tone of the poem? What is the speaker’s attitude toward the subject of the poem?
- One Final Idea to Ponder – Theme: What is the theme of the poem? What is the poet pointing out about people, society, or life? State the theme succinctly.
Here are some resources for the SOAPStone questions:
We’re starting the next textbook, Perrine’s Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense.
For Tuesday 10/15:
- “What is Poetry” (647-667)
- “Reading the Poem” (668-685)
Also, read the following Metaphysical poems by John Donne:
- “The Good Morrow” (Donne, 957)
- “Song” (Donne, 958)
- “The Triple Fool” (Donne, 959)
Students, below are some resources for Hamlet:
Due Friday, 9/27:
- Read Act 2 (Prepare for Socratic Seminar on Thursday, 9/26)
- Hamlet Soliloquy Essay: Typed, 1 page max, MLA Format. Choose one soliloquy and analyze the text (Formalist lens), using quotes (not block quotes). Create a strong thesis and support with textual evidence: Hamlet: Act I, scene ii (pg. 14-15) or Polonius: Act I, scene iii (pg. 20-21).
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