Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mythology is EVERY WHERE.....

Dear Mythology Kids,

If you missed class on Tuesday, January 20th and Thursday, January 22nd, you were introduced to the concepts of "Allusion" and "Reference," and the role of mythological allusions and references found in literary work. Please visit with a classmate in order to obtain this information.
I used Icarus as my focus for emphasizing how frequently references and allusions arise in literary work to mythology. This, of course, is due to the fact that universal themes are always prevalent within the myths; therefore, audiences of all types can connect with the themes that are used.

Your homework for Monday is to complete your "Mythology in Literature" assignment which was explained Tuesday. Again, if you were absent, please visit with someone from class. You will also have a quiz on Monday, where you will be asked to identify references and allusions to mythology found in several pieces of poetry. I gave everyone who was in class on Thursday, a copy of the "practice quiz," as I won't have time to post it here due to leaving for California this evening. You are welcome to call someone in class and have them give you the questions over the phone. To prepare for the "official" quiz, you should review the following characters: Fates, Prometheus, Aphrodite, Muses, Cupid, Demeter, Persephone, Pegasus, Graea, Chiron, Creation Myth, and the Greek Underworld.

I will look forward to seeing you on Monday.

Cheers, Crampton

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