Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Dear Mythology Kids,
Welcome back from your long weekend: I hope you were able to relax!

If you missed class, we completed the following:

1. We "mapped" out the "Modern Day God" Comparison Essay that is due on WEDNESDAY, March 1st. You have the explanation in your notebook under "homework." The handout is pink. In addition to the explanation, there is also a strong example on the back where a study has compared Athena to Machiavelli. Follow this example! THIS ASSIGNMENT IS DUE ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1st!

2. We then went to the lab to work on the assignment. Today is the only in-class time that students will received on this assignment!

HOMEWORK:
1. You have a "quest" on Wednesday covering all the myths that we have read/discussed up to this point (Prometheus, Pandora, Arachne, Narcissus, Daphne, and Demeter) and more specific details regarding the Greek Pantheon. Please see the practice quiz below, so you have an idea of what to anticipate.

2. "Modern Day God" comparison paper is due on Wednesday, March 1st. 

Practice Quiz:  
For the following poems, please identify the allusions and then explain what the writer is attempting to convey through using them. 

1. “Come my daughter, loud thundering, bids you.
Come once again to the halls where you shall have honor.
Where you will have your daughter to comfort away your sorrow.
As each year is accomplished as bitter winter is ended.
For a third part only his kingdom shall hold her.
For the rest, you will keep her, you and the happy immortals.
Peace now, give men life which comes alone from your giving.
She shall return.”
Hamilton, Edith. Mythology: Timless Tales of Gods and Hereos. Penguine. Puclisher.


2. ‘”Love, could I see you lean to kiss
Your laughting double in the glassy stream.”
Terrance, Georgiana. Cmplete Works of Oscar Wild. “La Belle Gabrielle.” Seneca Publishing. Co.