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Assignments 11/16 to 11/19

November 14, 2011

Wednesday 11/16

In class:

Grammar review


“Disillusionment of Ten O’ Clock” by Wallace Stevens

“Digging” by Seamus Heaney

“Dulce Et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen


  1. Read “Love Calls Us to the Things of This World” on page 79  and answer all of the questions below it.  Also read the biographical article on the poet Richard Wilbur that comes after the poem.
  2. Read “The Fish” on page 87 and answer the questions below.  Read the sample student paper on page 100
  3. Read about haiku on page 91 – 93.  Keeping in mind that haiku relies mainly on imagery and sensory details that “trigger associations and responses in the reader,”  try your hand at writing a few of your own.

Thursday 11/18

In class:

Vocab review

metaphor and simile and personification

“Daddy” by Sylvia Plath

“Metaphors” “Similes” “Money” and “Fog”


1.  Study for vocab

Friday 11/19

In class:

Vocab Quiz 8

Alliteration, assonance, onomatopoeia

“Blackberry Eating”


Choose one of the following poems to memorize and recite to the class on Monday.

“Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver on page 235 (not in the old book, but you can find it here)

“The Snow Man” by Wallace Stevens on page 236  (not in the old book, but you can find it here)

“The splendor falls on castle walls” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson on page 151 (159)

You will also be writing an EXPLICATION about the poem.  See page 511 (598 in the old book) for a detailed explanation of what to do.  Yours should be 2 –3 pages in length and is due on Monday 11/28).


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