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Holes and Goals!

Holes and Goals!

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  • 1. They Don’t Talk Like They Used To: A Content Investigation in Grammar, Rhetoric, and Victorian Era Poetry and Literature
  • 2. Course Goals
    • Grammar and rhetoric: learn them better
    • Get re-acquainted with the Victorian Era
      • Learn the major players in literature and poetry (be able to name drop effectively)
      • Discover themes that were important to the big figures and society in general
      • Learn to recognize specific poetry
  • 3. Essential Questions!
    • What attitudes and values characterized life in Victorian England? America?
    • How can explicit instruction in grammar and rhetorical strategies improve student’s writing?
    • Are high collars making a comeback?
  • 4. Enduring Understandings
    • Christian and nature themes dominate “serious” poetry (Romanticism)
    • Literature is very concerned with social class, universal themes
    • Poetry and literature become more personally oriented
    • Grammar and rhetoric should GUIDE writing not dictate it
  • 5. Products
    • Poetry Portfolio
    • Commentary (on Portfolio)
    • “ Bill of Writes”
    • Movie Review
  • 6. Poetry Portfolio!
    • A Poem (that could have been written) by Emily Dickinson
    • The wind—it bites on certain eves—
    • An ungentle caress—
    • Unpolite nature’s chill refrain
    • For hurt beyond redress
    • The weeds and wheat—alike in death—
    • Suspended, frosty bend—
    • Unharvested in cold, dry soil
    • Beginning wishing end
    • I despair to mend wounds divine
    • While ling’ring here on Earth
    • And cringe from ice— cold Winter’s hold—
    • Fearing for Spring’s rebirth
  • 7. Favorite Resource: Blake’s “Songs of Innocence and Experience”
    • William Blake: 1757-1827
    • Themes: Religion, orthodoxy, skepticism, pastoral
    • Relevance:Church’s shifting role in culture, reaction to Enlightenment (Voltaire, Rousseau, etc.), relation to Milton
    • Favorite Parts: Tiger, tiger burning bright…
  • 8. Further questions to pursue…
    • Wordsworth!
    • The transcendentalists: Emerson, Thoreau, etc.
    • Past current events
    • Literature from other countries and continents
  • 9. Reflections
    • There’s always more to read
    • Merging creative tasks with learning objectives is enriching and a heck of a lot more enjoyable
  • 10. Questions?

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