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  • Poe
    All day
    2018.12.03

    Students worked on the following prompt and completed a hand-written essay before the end of class

    American Literature –Writing Prompt

    Since its publication in 1839, “The Fall of the House of Usher” has prompted many critical views. Some say it is the narrator who is insane, not Usher.  Other’s say that each character represents a separate aspect of human psychology—the conscious mind, the unconscious mind, and the soul.  Write an essay in which you defend or refute one of these critical views. Do NOT use any Graveyard words and make sure you use in-text citations and separate paragraphs.

    –Homework–USA Test prep and work on Novel Project

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  • Poe
    All day
    2018.12.04

    Students were lectured today about the importance of trying and striving for success instead of the mininum—Students are required to redo the Raven re-write—due at the beginning of class tomorrow

    –Homework–the above, usa test prep, and novel project

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  • Dickinson
    All day
    2018.12.05

    Students discussed and analyzed “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” by Emily Dickinson, focusing on identifying exact rhyme, slant rhyme, imagery, tone/mood, misapplication and symbolism.

    –Homewor–print or write the following poems and annotate them based on the information above:

    • I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died
    • There’s A Certain Slant of Light
    • My Life Closed Twice Before Its Close
    • The Soul Selects her own Society
    • The Brain is Wider Than the Sky

    Also complete USA test prep and work on Novel project

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  • Whitman, Emerson, Thoreau
    All day
    2018.12.10-2018.12.11

    Students reviewed Whitman’s poem “I Hear America Singing,” Emerson’s piece “Self-Reliance,” and read Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” Identifying elements of romaticism and transcedentalism

    Students began working on the rough draft of the “Civil Disobedience” Re-write –focusing on modern languge and up-to-date news piece but still invoking the transcendentalist ideals

    Homework–Complete novel project and complete rough draft

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