If you missed class today, I missed you! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding your homework.
1. We reviewed the requirements for ACADEMIC VOICE when writing. Please communicate with someone in class to obtain this information.
2. We then reviewed your "Comparison Essay" that is due on Friday, November 6th. Students asked questions concerning areas of concern. Please remember to READ through your entire assignment, and the example given to you on the back of the blue handout entitled "Modern Day God." This is located in the homework section of your notebook, as it was included in the packet that you received for first term.
3. TWO NEW VOCABULARY WORDS were introduced to you!
Venerate and Laconic ........communicate with a friend in order to obtain the etymology and definition. These words are also easily accessible via the internet. BE PRO-ACTIVE!
4. Students then discussed allusions within the poem "Titan," that caused confusion. We alleviated questions and confusions as a class.
5. We then proceeded to write an analysis together of the poem, "The Jar," that we extrapolated last class period. I have included the analysis for you below. USE THIS AS AN EXAMPLE for each analysis assignment offered to you from this point, until the end of the year.
This is the poem that you are asked to analyze for Monday. Use the example above to guide you.
by George Gordon, Lord Byron
Titan! To whose immortal eyes
The suffering of mortality,
Seen in their sad reality.
Your silent suffering and intense;
The rock, the vulture, and the chain,
All that the proud could feel of pain.
Thy god-like crime was to be kind,
To render with thy precepts less,
The sum of human wretchedness
And strengthen man with his own mind.
Titan! To thee the strife was given
The wretched gift of eternity
Was thine--and thou didst so well forsee,
His fate thou didst so well forsee,
But would not to appease him tell.
And in the silence was his sentence,
And in his soul a vain repentence,
And evil dread so ill dissembled,
That in his hand the listenings trembled.
1. Comparison Essay is due on Friday, November 6th!
2. Analyze "Titan," by Alfred Lord Tennyson, for Monday. You are welcome to hand write your response, but please use ink. Thanks! Use the example above to guide you. I recommend that you focus on the following question: What is Byron's purpose in using the mythological character Prometheus to illustrate the theme of "sacrifice?"