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[29 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

Handouts:

In Class:

  • “Terza Rima” by Richard Wilbur via Dante Today and Bowdoin College
  • Turn in Poetry Connection for Test Grade!
  • Discussion & Quiz
  • Reading of Inferno … What are the defining elements of the style of The Inferno (we’ll add to this as we go)

Homework:

  • Read Cantos IV-VI for quiz next time
  • Review map of the Inferno–write reflection concerning its contents. What isn’t there that you think should? What elements are out of order? 1+ typed page.

English IV »

[26 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

Hamlet test Day 2

Handouts:

In Class:

  • Day 2 of Hamlet Test
  • When Finished Begin Poetry Connection #11, Dante’s Inferno Cantos I-III or attend Poetry Café

Homework:

  • Poetry Connection #11 (A test grade will result. Make sure to submit past Poetry Connections / Revisions as well)
  • Read Dante’s Inferno Cantos I-III and complete worksheet:
    • John Ciardi’s translation is comprised of three distinct and helpful parts:
    1. The italics is a summary of the canto you’ll be reading–it offers the basic information and structure of the section. Reread as needed.
    2. The terza rima–the actually translation of Dante’s work. The three line structure is called terza rima. Ciardi doesn’t recreate the Italian structure exactly. We’ll discuss this more in class
    3. Each section ends with Notes–these are often helpful in clarifying names and ideas. If you find yourself lost look here. Since The Inferno is a product of its time many of the references elude us. The notes help with this.
    • The first three Cantos set up the purpose of the allegory and give us a glimpse of those who Dante believes don’t even deserve a spot in Hell, the Opportunists.
    • Work on the worksheet. We’ll have a very soft quiz in class after discussion on Monday & Tuesday.

English IV »

[26 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

Hamlet Test Day 1

AP English IV »

[25 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

Handouts:

In Class:

  • (White Only) Poetry Café visit — Media
  • Hamlet:
    • Red: 5. 1.256
    • White:

Homework:

  • Poetry Connection 10 & 11 (Another Double Connection–Choose 2 to compare)
  • Vocab for Act IV due next week
  • Quiz for Act IV–I’ll email answers
  • (Red Only) Find a poem for our Poetry Café visit

English IV »

[23 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

Handouts:

In Class:

  • Hamlet studying — test next class

Homework:

  • Study for Hamlet
  • Complete 2 Column Notes (worth points on the test)
  • Complete Scavenger Hunt