Mon: Each student will find an Internet picture that exemplifies each word's meaning. The student must then copy and paste the pictures into a PowerPoint show prepared by the teacher. Beginning this week, this assignment will also include finding synonyms and antonyms for words. Vocabulary dotage conjurer delusion effervescent infirmity intimates quaff venerable visage decrepit
Writing: The Mental Essay 2: Some people crave stories about the workings of the inner mind, especially an irrational or twisted mind; others can't stand that stuff. Write an essay explaining how you feel about this topic. Use examples from movies and stories you have enjoyed or despised.
Short Story 2: Create a short story focusing on the workings of the inner mind, especially an irrational or twisted mind.
Two Longer Poems and a Taste of Novels "The Wreck of the Hesperus" and "The Skeleton in Armor"
Mon: Each student will find an Internet picture that exemplifies each word's meaning. The student must then copy and paste the pictures into a PowerPoint show prepared by the teacher. Beginning this week, this assignment will also include finding synonyms and antonyms for words. Vocabulary
Tues: Read "The Wreck of the Hesperus" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Wednesday: Read "The Skeleton in Armor" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Thursday: View this survey of Romantic novels.
Take this personality quiz to determine whether you are a classic or a romantic!
Friday: Take the quiz.
Presentation of the Poem
Presentation Choose a Poem for Oral Presentation and be prepared to read and explain the poem in front of the class. Select a poem, and then check out the rubric. Required Literary elements: rhyme scheme speaker stanza meter Additional if they apply: narrative poem refrain You may also want to use this "Poetry Analysis Flowchart."
William Cullen Bryant The Yellow Violet To a Waterfowl Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Excelsior! The Village Blacksmith The Rainy Day The Cross of Snow The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls The Day is Done A Psalm of Life I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day The Arrow and the Song God's Acre
John Greenleaf Whittier Telling the Bees Barbara Frietchie Prayer To Nature Oliver Wendell Holmes The Chambered Nautilus Old Ironsides The Last Leaf James Russell Lowell The First Snowfall Edgar Allen Poe Annabelle Lee The Lake To Helen The City in the Sea
Presentations are due at the beginning of the hour Friday. There will be no preparation time allowed--NONE! There will be no make-up!
Persuasive Essay: Individualism vs. Collectivism Paragraph 1: Take a position on this issue: What is more important, for people to be themselves, or for people to get along with their group? Paragraphs 2-4: Give examples from your own life, your reading, film, TV, or other sources. These examples must demonstrate the position you have taken. Paragraph 5: Address those who make the opposite choice.
Requirements: The paper should be at least a five-paragraph essay, meaning:
Paragraph 1: Introduction - the general information (when where who what).
Paragraphs 2-4: each of these 3 paragraphs should cover one of Romanticism's most important beliefs. Begin with a topic sentence and then give details and examples. Do NOT focus on things that caused changes in their beliefs (technology, history); instead focus on their beliefs themselves.
Paragraph 5: Conclusion
Resources: Encyclopedias in our library.
"Romantic Sensibility" article on pg 143 of our text. Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature XXX(810.9 in the reserved section of the library) New World Companion to American Literature XXX(820.9 in the reserved section of the library)