Wednesday, Dec. 13th

We finished watching and discussing Wit,  and then you wrote your response to the following questions:

  1.  How does Wit illustrate METAPHYSICAL POETRY?
  2. What insights have you gained from watching this film on Donne, metaphysical thought, or life?

Next class, you will have the period to work on your FAMOUS LINES PROJECT which is due on Jan.8th.

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Monday, Dec. 11th

We continued watching and discussing Wit.

At the end of the film next class, you will answer two questions:

  1.  How does the film, Wit, illustrate METAPHYSICAL POETRY?
  2. What new insights (on life, and metaphysical poetry) have you gained?

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Thursday, Dec. 7th

We read and discussed “Holy Sonnet 6” (269), “Holy Sonnet 10” (270), and “Meditation 17” (271) before we started watching, discussing, and writing on Wit.

At the end of the film, you will answer two questions:

  1.  How does the film, Wit, illustrate METAPHYSICAL POETRY?
  2. What new insights (on life, and metaphysical poetry) have you gained?

We shall continue with Wit next class.

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Tuesday, Dec. 5th

We continued reading and discussing the METAPHYSICAL POETRY of John Donne today.  We read “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning” (266), and “Holy Sonnet 6” (269), both of which are on the COURSE READINGS LIST.  We shall continue with Donne next class.

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Friday, Dec. 1st

We went over the criteria for the FAMOUS LINES PROJECT /100 due Jan. 8th, and then we read and discussed:

Christopher Marlowe’s “The Passionate Shepherd” (162)

Sir Walter Raleigh’s “The Nymph’s Reply” (162)

John Donne’s “The Sun Rising,” and “The Flea.”  We went over the features of METAPHYSICAL POETRY and will continue to study this next class. Please bring your text with you.

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  • Comments on Wit…/20…Dec. 13th
  • The Famous Lines Project…/100…January 8th

 

TOTAL MARKS SO FAR…120

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Wednesday, Nov. 29th

We finished Hamlet today, so next class, please bring the Adventures in English Literature text with you.

We went over the general idea of the FAMOUS LINES PROJECT, which will be presented on the first day back from holidays, Jan. 8th.  I’ll go over the evaluation criteria next class.

Farewell to Francesca and Chiara!  We will miss you!  All the best back home in Italy!

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Monday, Nov. 27th

We went over the last commentary you wrote (III.i. or III.iv.) that wrapped up Term One.  If you have not handed this in yet, get it in by Wednesday.

We continued reading, discussing and viewing Hamlet up to V.ii. 141.  We shall finish the play next class.  We may need your big text book depending on how quickly things go.

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Wednesday, Nov. 22nd

The commentary on III.i OR III.iv. was due today.  We read, discussed, and viewed Branagh and Zefirelli’s IV.iv-vii.24 today. This included potential passages for the tests in the new year.

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Monday, Nov. 20th

We discussed Zefirelli’s III.iv. before watching and discussing those of Almereyda and Doran.  For homework, write a commentary on the performances of either III.i. OR III.iv..  This is due on Wednesday, Nov. 22nd.

We continued reading IV.i.-iii. and shall carry on with Branagh’s epic IV.iv. next class.

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