Friday, January 31, 2014

Questions for the Amoretti Sonnet

An Intro to Petrarch

-"What My Lips Have Kissed, And Where And Why" Millay Review
-Petrarchan Conventions and Sonnet Structure
-Sonnet CIV Overview

-Read Drayton's "The Parting" and compare with what we have reviewed of sonnets thus far.

Meter Homework

  • Go through and answer all 10 questions until you get them correct
  • Take notes as you go explaining why the chosen answer is correct in terms of both the specific foot that is used as well as the length of the line

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

An Introduction to Poetry and Meter

-Meter Presentation
-Iambic Pentameter Handout

-Read Millay's sonnet and answer the questions on the back
-Hang on to your midterms for future classes

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Midterm Exam Review

-Midterm Reviews
-Bell Work sign-ups

-Bring your midterm to look over again tomorrow

Monday, January 13, 2014

Link to Everyman

For those of you looking to watch Everyman early you can find the link here.  Remember that you need to fill out the worksheet as you view the play.  You should have all of this done prior to Thursday's class.

"The Miller's Tale"

-Bell Work
-Finish up powerpoint: Chaucer and satire
-Update the Pilgrims Google Doc
-What is fabliaux?

-Read "The Wife of Bath's" Tale
-Paragraph: From this reading and its prologue does Chaucer seem to be taking a pro or anti- Feminist stance?

Monday, January 6, 2014