Thursday, Dec. 15th

We celebrated the MID-WINTER ENGLISH TRADITIONS today.  Have a great holiday!


TERM TWO MISSING ASSIGNMENTS

Your FAMOUS LINES PROJECT is due on Jan. 3rd, 2017

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Tuesday, Dec. 13th

We finished watching and discussing Wit, and then we wrote a short response on how this film illustrated METAPHYSICAL POETRY.

Please bring a mug to Thursday’s class on MID-WINTER ENGLISH TRADITIONS.

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Friday, Dec. 9th

We continued our study of METAPHYSICAL POETRY  through the film Wit.

You will be writing a paragraph on what this film reveals about METAPHYSICAL POETRY next week.

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Wednesday, Dec. 7th

We read and discussed the METAPHYSICAL POETRY of John Donne today. These included:

  • “The Sun Rising” (hand out)
  • “The Flea”
  • “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning” (266)
  • “Holy Sonnet 6” (269)
  • “Meditation 17” (271)

We also looked at George Herbert’s (part of the School of Donne)

“Virtue”

We shall continue our study of METAPHYSICAL POETRY next class through the film Wit.

TERM TWO MISSING ASSIGNMENTS

Your FAMOUS LINES PROJECT is due on Jan. 3rd, 2017

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Monday, Dec. 5th

Today was the one and only work day for the Famous Lines Assignment.  It is now due on Tuesday, Jan. 3rd (the first day back from the holidays) as I don’t want to break up our discussion of John Donne and metaphysical poetry over the break.

We will be starting John Donne next class, so please bring your text book with you.

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Thursday, Dec. 1st

I collected your proposals for the FAMOUS LINES ASSIGNMENT today, and you will have all of next class, Monday, Dec. 5th, to work on it.  It is due on Dec. 13th.

We finished off the ELIZABETHAN PERIOD with Christopher Marlowe’s “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love,”(162) and Sir Walter Raleigh’s “The Nymph’s Reply”(162).  Both of these are on your READINGS LIST.  We also looked at John Donne’s “The Bait”.

We then did a brief introduction to the JACOBEAN and PURITAN AGES.  We shall carry on with the texts in these two periods on Wednesday, Dec. 7th.

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