Friday, February 25, 2011

Finally Friday!

Today began with the usual "Hello Smith", then we moved straight into work time. Today in class we had a work day were we read the poem “To an Athlete Dying Young” and completed a worksheet on it, while Smith graded essays with students. If you have still not signed up to grade your essay with Smith, do that right away. After completing the worksheet with our table partners we discussed “To an Athlete Dying Young”. We then compared it to “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night”by completing a venn diagram. If you were absent today ask Smith if you need to get these worksheets. The poems can be found on Smith's webpage.
Our only homework this weekend is writing a poem from the picture that was brought to class today. These pictures have to have at least one person in them. It can be someone that we know or do not know, and it can have more than one person in it. For the poems you will write one from the point of view of someone in the poem. Try to use some of the literary devices we have learned about. Then we need to write another poem from the perspective of someone viewing the person or persons. Talk about what this person might see, think, say, touch, feel, and sound like. Imagery is a big part of these poems! Make sure that you use imagery!The poems we write need to be posted in the comments section of the blog post by Monday before class. On Monday we will begin reading "Romeo and Juliet". We will be doing the same thing we did with "Macbeth" so if you would like to have the electronic copy of the play instead of the book, that is available online.
Have a wonderful weekend!!

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