Since we have quite a list of fun things for next week, I’ve posted it here:
HOMEWORK FOR SEPTEMBER 19TH:
- Terms to define:
–American Renaissance (in literature)
–Harlem Renaissance (in literature)
–Realism (in the arts and literature)
–Modernism (in the arts and literature)
2. Journal #2: Define all of the above terms and provide the title of a poem (from 101 Great American Poems) in which you see the term at work. 1-2 pages, typed.
3. Read pages 41-80 in 101 Great American Poems.
4. Read Dave Edward’s two poems in preparation for his visit to our class next week.
5. Make sure to bring in your book: Poems of New York.
Email any questions,
For today’s class please make sure that you have read all the poems in the yellow packet that I gave you. Also, read up to page 41 in your 101 Great American Poems book. Make sure and bring both of these to class. And after you’ve read all these poems, look up and write down definitions for the terms that we covered in last Wednesday’s class:
Bonus: What is your definition of poetry?
All this should help to prepare you for the quiz that we will have at the beginning of class.
If you have any questions, please email me.
ps. I had the name of the poet who wrote “In a Station of the Metro” wrong. Sorry. Here is the whole thing, which is by Ezra Pound in 1916:
In a Station of the Metro
The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.