Sunday, September 29, 2013

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Dear Mythology kids,
STOP MISSING CLASS! What do you want me to say to you when you return? "It's okay that you were gone. It's okay that you went on vacation and didn't communicate with me. It's okay that you don't pay your bills on time." Do you want me to continue? STOP MISSING CLASS!

We reviewed and discussed what to expect for your "quest" on Tuesday. The following example should give you greater schema regarding the quest. STUDY and review ALL your information regarding the gods and the following nature myths: "Prometheus," "Pandora," "Daphne and Apollo," "Arachne"  and "Demeter and Persephone."  I recommend that you transfer the information from your green sheet to your flashcards. You may also create flashcards for the myths. You may use a total of 6 flashcards on the quest.

What of the end 1.Lady? 2. Was it thine the deed
 That set the fiery pinions free? Wherefore
Did Jupiter make thee so divine?  3. Hug the
Wretched casket now. If hope is pent therein
alive or dead?

1.   Identify the allusion?
2.   What is the poet asking the subject?
3.   Explain the reference to the word
“casket.”



IS MYTHOLOGY A LIE?
“Art is the lie that tells the truth.”—Picasso
Introduction: What is truth? Several of you indicated on the first day of school that you felt mythology was a lie. I have no doubt that you have a much different perspective, especially now that we have read and discussed the gods and their corresponding myths. There are several metaphorical truths found in mythological stories. In fact, few great literary works are true in a factual sense, bur their freedom from facts allows the expression of emotional truths in a way factual stories cannot.
Your Assignment:
1.Please respond to the question, “Is Mythology a Lie?” Your response will take the form of a five paragraph response.
2. Discuss truths found in three explanatory myths; you will randomly pull those myths in a few minutes. Those myths will act as the focus for each body paragraph. If you have recorded the information we have discussed in class, then writing your response will not be difficult for you.
3. You must have textual evidence to support your points. The text from the myths will be used to support the truths you choose to discuss for your paper.
4. Please remember MLA Format for your essay.
5. Please write using an ACADEMIC VOICE;  primarily in relationship to no passive verbs, no first or second person pronouns, and focus on strong word choices (NO DEAD WORDS).
May the power of Athena, Hephaestus , Hermes be with you! Please
let me know if I can assist you in any way.

Work Day: ___________________________________________________________
Writing Lab to develop first draft: ______________________________________________