Focus: What do you need to make some progress with your poetry paper or project?
1. Warming up: Offering you a little help from our old friend, Billy Collins
2. Working on projects and papers
PROJECT PEOPLE: Please print a hard copy of your poem for me by Monday. I will make a packet of all of your poems for the class. Include your name and the poet's name on your printout.
Also, remember that your project does need to include a polished, dramatic reading of your poem.
PAPER PEOPLE: Please include an MLA heading on your paper and page numbers. Staple your poem to your essay.
There should be a thesis somewhere in your essay, but it doesn't need to be at the end of the first paragraph.
In the explication/analysis portion of your essay, please organize your paragraphs by argument; then, use poetic devices (allusion, metaphor, imagery, alliteration, repetition, slant rhyme, etc.) to support your arguments.
1. Please finish Invisible Man for our final, all-out Socratic Seminar on Monday, December 8. Reading ticket of your choice (just make it good and come ready to talk).
2. If you are writing a poetry essay, bring your laptop to class tomorrow. If you're doing a project, bring any materials that you might want to work with.
Projects are due Thursday, December 11.
Essays have a rolling deadline; the earlier you turn it in, the earlier it will be graded. The final deadline for these is the last day of class, December 15.
3. If you have any missing work, or you'd like to revise your independent literary essay, please do so by Monday, Dec 15 (the last day of class).
4. Our final exam will take place on December 16, 10:30 am to 2:00. If you have a conflict that cannot be resolved, please see me immediately.