Thursday, November 27, 2014

Reading Period 14: Nov 26-Dec 2: Nathaniel Hawthorne and Walt Whitman

Black veil, much?
Long Read: 

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, chapters 25-32

Short Read:

AIAL pages 247-269

Nathaniel Hawthorne biographical summary.
Dr. Heidegger's Experiment
The Minister's Black Veil
"The Notebooks and other Writings"

Whitman. Coolest American of 19th century?
Or coolest American ever? 

AIAL pages 349-360

Walt Whitman biography and poems, including the following:
From "Song of Myself"
"One's-Self I Sing"
"I Hear America Singing"
"When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer"
"A Noiseless Patient Spider"
"Beat! Beat! Drums!"
"A March in the Ranks Hard-Prest, and the Road Unknown"

Creative Assignment: 

Write poetry! Your poem(s) can be inspired by or influenced by any of the American poets we have read in class, or they can be entirely original contemporary works. You will post your poetry to the group, and next class we will examine and analyze it -- rhyme scheme, meter, imagery, metaphors, and the rest. Make it juicy so we have a lot to dig into!


Print out and read your critique partner's rough draft. Use this form to do your peer review. It's called "Ten Steps to Peer Review." Zoe and Jacob will need to scan and email their forms and papers, or Jacob you can give it to me and I'll mail it, but Sarah and Benny can exchange critiques at co-op.

No quiz, Google Fu, Twitter Scholar, or Note-Taking assignment this week. Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday and read everything assigned so we can have a great discussion next week!

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