Bradstreet And De La Cruz PwrptPresentation Transcript
For your journal today, you choose the topic. What you are required to do is write honestly, no sugar coating, no sensationalism, nothing that doesn’t sound like you. Just say it.
Be straightforward. Be honest. Be yourself.
What is an inference?
It is a guess based on evidence in the text.
You draw on things that aren’t said by things that are said.
Run This Town Excerpt
Choose 2 lines from this song, and make an inference about them. Remember, to make an inference you draw on things that aren’t said by things that are said.
We’ll share when everyone is finished.
In making comparisons, it’s is important to tell about similarities and differences.
For example, if you are comparing basketball and football, you could say that they are both sports that involve a ball, but that football is much more of a contact sport than basketball.
If you are comparing rap music and jazz, you could say that they are both forms of music that find their roots in African culture, but that rap music is much more lyrically driven and jazz music is much more musically driven.
“ Began the history of poetry”
Born in England and immigrated to America
Inspired by Shakespeare (who was still alive when she was born)
Anne and Simon plus 8 (four boys and four girls)
Her brother-in-law went to England in 1650 and published her poems (without consulting her)
Though it was against society’s morals for a woman to take part in a man’s business, Anne’s poems were critically acclaimed
She is remembered for a few simple poems that she wrote, rather than her earlier more elaborate ones.
“ To my Dear and Loving Husband” p. 150
“ By Night when Others Soundly Slept” (handout)
While reading each poem, use the handout to make 3 inferences about each poem
Grew up in a Mexican village
At 6, she begged her mom to dress her as a boy so she could study at the university in Mexico City (was denied)
Started her own strict education (cut her hair off when she failed to learn Latin Grammar according to her own schedule)
Became a nun
Turned her room into a study
Saw her plays performed, poems published
Wrote love poems, song verses, sacred poems, essays, autobiographical defense of the right of women to study and cultivate their minds
Before becoming ill and dying, she renounced all literature, although it is not explained why
We are going to read the Spanish version of De La Cruz’s poem, “En perseguirme, mundo…/ World in Hounding Me” first. What can you gather from hearing the poem in another language?
While reading the poem, use the handout to make 3 inferences
You are now going to use the comparison handout
You are going to make comparisons based on the author’s life, the subject of the poem, and the author’s writing style
First you will compare Anne Bradstreet’s two poems and then you will compare Bradstreet to De la Cruz
Read “The Author to her Book”
Make 2 inferences about the poem
Make a comparison between this poem and one of the poems we have read today (“To My Dear and Loving Husband,” “By Night When others Soundly Slept,” or “World in Hounding Me…”)