Tuesday, December 2, 2014

december 2

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Another Brick in the Wall" & "Money" by Pink Floyd]
Pink Floyd's "The Wall" is a classic album (on the off chance you hadn't heard) that was made into a movie.  The scene below portrays how school can be isolating and teachers can be cruel.  Like so many heroic protagonists, one student thinks for himself and gets creative.  And gets punished and ridiculed.  So here's the question: out of all the things he could be doing, why does he choose to write poetry to express himself?  Why did the filmmaker think this was an effective way to show individuality and nonconformity?  And why does the teacher make such a big deal out of it?

1. Journal
2. Hamlet as poetry
3. Adopt a poem
4. Preview of coming attractions through Friday
5. Answer the basics on your own paper/blog:
  • What is the significance of the title?
  • What is the tone of the poem? 
  • What is your mood as you read it?
  • Is there a Shift?  Where?  From what to what?
  • What is the theme of the poem?
1. Post the answers to your poetry questions (title: INTRO TO POETRY) with a brief (2-4 sentence) explanation of how thinking about these questions helped you understand the poem.

2. Update your blog (hey, why not write a poem, or something about poetry?)
3. Work on literature analysis #3 if necessary

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