Monday, April 14, 2014

The Suitor, Death


Today, we have finished looking at Whitman and Dickinson. I have attached some awesome extra stuff here on the blog if you want to study some more and practice analyzing poetry a little more.

If you are looking for more in-depth Emily Dickinson, check out this excellently thorough, line-by-line analysis of "Because I could not stop for Death."

Or, you can also check out this parody that uses modern cartoon gags to spruce up this traditional poem.

To review our thoughts on "I heard a Fly buzz," check out this college-level course lesson review. The professor thoroughly and accessibly identifies the main ideas and analysis of this death poem.

Remember your Whitman and Dickinson test is tomorrow. That means you need to make sure your Whitman and Dickinson handout and rotation is complete! You may even get to use it for reference!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Dashes, Short Lines, and Soul-Talk



Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman discuss similar topics of souls, nature, and the everyday life. Yet, each has a very distinctive voice and structure to their poetry. Comparatively, Whitman is much more descriptive and connective, while Dickinson expresses a literal and metaphorical meaning in very short lines and words. Check out the poems below to compare each poet's literary style.


Check out Emily Dickinson’s spider poems after the jump!
R. W. Franklin 1998 Edition

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Letter to the Judges Format

Due MONDAY APRIL 14th

Senior Project Handbook (Page 68):
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByVKpn2OdpFANVRScVdDcFN0VXc/edit

1. Grab a computer and log in
2. Type up a corrected and grammatically correct Letter to the Judges. *This is in the Senior Project Handbook pg 68 that is posted on the blog.*
3. Format your Letter correctly:
     a. Hit Ctrl+A together. This should highlight everything.
    b. Single space by clicking the paragraph spacing button  and choosing “1.0.”
    c. There should be 3 blank spaces between Your Address and the Senior Project Judges Address.
    d. There should be 1 blank space between the Judges Address and “Dear Judges:”
    e. There should be 1 blank space between “Dear Judges” and the first paragraph.
    f. There should be 1 blank space between every paragraph.
    g. There should be 3 blank spaces between your closing and your typed name. You will sign in this blank after you print your letter.
    h. There should be NO INDENTS. Everything should be along the left margin.
    i. Speaking of margins, select Page Layout > Margins > Normal 1’’
4. After you have finished your letter, do one of the following:
    a. Email the letter as an attachment to yourself to print at home.
    b. Save a copy to YOUR NETWORK DRIVE and print the letter in the library or another classroom.
    c. Email the letter as an attachment to me to print.