EWRT 1C CLASS 5H
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Agenda
 Poetry Reading
 Review of New Criticism
 Close reading Application
 T.S. Eliot
 Essay #1
Read these four poems
 “There Is a Girl Inside”
 “The Fish”
 “A Black Rook in Rainy Weather”
 “Memories of West Street...
Consider which of these questions
help you understand the poems
1. How does the work use imagery to develop its own symbol...
Post #4:
 Pick one of the poems [Not “There is a Girl
Inside.” We will use this one as a model].
 Using the questions on...
Read, Think, and Respond!
 T.S Eliot: “Tradition and the Individual Talent”
 This is available as both a link and as tex...
Classwork/ Homework
 Read the four poems
 Post #4: Using the questions on the previous
slide, list five examples you mig...
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Ewrt 1 c class 5h

  1. 1. EWRT 1C CLASS 5H Email me if you need help!
  2. 2. Agenda  Poetry Reading  Review of New Criticism  Close reading Application  T.S. Eliot  Essay #1
  3. 3. Read these four poems  “There Is a Girl Inside”  “The Fish”  “A Black Rook in Rainy Weather”  “Memories of West Street and Lepke” These are available through the links on the course website
  4. 4. Consider which of these questions help you understand the poems 1. How does the work use imagery to develop its own symbols? (i.e. making a certain road stand for death by constant association) 2. What is the quality of the work's organic unity "...the working together of all the parts to make an inseparable whole..." (Tyson 121)? In other words, does how the work is put together reflect what it is? 3. How are the various parts of the work interconnected? 4. How do paradox, irony, ambiguity, and tension work in the text? 5. How do these parts and their collective whole contribute to or not contribute to the aesthetic quality of the work? 6. How does the author resolve apparent contradictions within the work? 7. What does the form of the work say about its content? 8. Is there a central or focal passage that can be said to sum up the entirety of the work? 9. How do the rhythms and/or rhyme schemes of a poem contribute to the meaning or effect of the piece?
  5. 5. Post #4:  Pick one of the poems [Not “There is a Girl Inside.” We will use this one as a model].  Using the questions on the previous slide, list five examples you might be able to use in close reading of one poem.
  6. 6. Read, Think, and Respond!  T.S Eliot: “Tradition and the Individual Talent”  This is available as both a link and as text under “course readings” and “secondary texts.”  Post #5: QHQ Eliot
  7. 7. Classwork/ Homework  Read the four poems  Post #4: Using the questions on the previous slide, list five examples you might be able to use in close reading of one poem. [Not “There is a Girl Inside.” We will use this one as a model].  Read: T.S Eliot: “Tradition and the Individual Talent”  Post #5: QHQ Eliot  Read: The essay #1 assignment  Begin notes for essay 1

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