We finished discussing Jonathan Swift’s Gullivers Travels today, covering chapters 5-8 of “The Voyage to Brobdinag.”
The Satire Assignment will be written in class on Tuesday, Feb. 28th. You can start brainstorming and preparing to satirize a current event or situation(as we discussed in class) in the form of:
- a one page mock epic
- a 500 word “modest proposal”
- a 500 word allegory, in the vein of Gulliver’s Travels
OR you may write an essay on the satire of the Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift in terms of their targets of satire and the literary / humour techniques they employ.
On Thursday, March 2nd, we shall be celebrating BURNS DAY, so please pick a quatrain from a Robert Burns poem to read that day.
ROBERT BURNS’ POETRY
We did a brief introduction to Samuel Johnson, and an excerpt from his dictionary (420). Everyone listed their favourite word. In the comment section below, type in your entry to the JOHNSON DICTION for your word in the format that Johnson used. Write the definition in YOUR OWN WORDS, and include a literary quotation using that word.
(Don’t worry if your post does not appear immediately. It goes to me for approval first)
TERM TWO MISSING ASSIGNMENTS