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Assignments 11/7 -11/11

November 7, 2011

Monday 11/7

In class:

Vocab List 8


Dramatic Poetry:  “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning

“Dulce Et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen


  1. Use Word Smart to create this week’s vocabulary list.  Type it, print it and stick it in your vocab section.
  2. Go through pages 3 – 20  in your grammar book.  Complete the study guide I gave you.  Do the checkpoints and bring in questions!

Wednesday 11/9

In class:

Diction, Allusion, Syntax

“This is Just to Say” by William Carlos Williams

“Aftermath” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Grass” by Carl Sandburg

“Blandeur” by Kay Ryan

e.e. cummings


  1. Poetry Journal #2:  Read “The Names” on page 63 and answer question #2.  Be sure to read the biographical info at the end of the poem.  Choose another occasion to write a poem–an historic event or something that happened in your own life.  Be sure to use the level of diction that is appropriate for the event you are commemorating.

Thursday 11/10

In class:

Denotation and connotation

“Disillusionment of Ten O’Clock” by Wallace Stevens

“Love Calls us to the Things of this World” by Richard Wilbur

Review for the poetry assessment


  1. Prepare for poetry assessment.  I’ll give you a short poem to analyze in light of all you’ve learned so far.  Be familiar with all the terms we’ve discussed in class: verse, lyric/narrative/dramatic poetry, subject, theme, speaker, tone, paraphrase, irony, diction, allusion, syntax, denotation, connotation.

Friday 11/11

In class:

Poetry Assessment


No homework!!!


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