A Moveable Feast: 11th American Literature/Composition

11th American Literature/Composition Winter 2008

Responding to The Fireside Poets, September 10, 2008 September 11, 2008

Filed under: Unit 3: Romanticism — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 1:01 am
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Consider the poems you have read by Bryant and Longfellow; consider the notes you have read earlier and last night’s discussion about The Fireside Poets.

What themes did you see in the poems you read?  Which poem did you like best?  Why?  Why do you think the Fireside Poets are still studied today?

Share your ideas in a paragraph of 7-10 complete sentences, please.

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Fireside Poets Overview September 10, 2008

Filed under: Unit 3: Romanticism — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 11:52 pm
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Responding to Olive Wendell Holmes, March 5, 2008 March 6, 2008

Filed under: Unit 3: Romanticism — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 2:04 am
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Of the two poems by Holmes you have read this evening, which did you prefer?  Why?  What qualities about that poem stood out to you?  In what ways did you connect or relate to the poem?  What lines were your favorites or did you find most interesting?  Why?  If you could ask Holmes one question about this poem, what would it be?  Would you recommend this poem to a friend?  Why or why not?

Compose a paragraph of 8-10 sentences that responds to the questions above.   Provide evidence from the text when possible. 

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March 5, 2008: Responding to William Cullen Bryant March 5, 2008

Filed under: Unit 3: Romanticism — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 9:28 pm
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Consider the poem you have read this evening, “Thanatopsis.”   What ideas, literary devices, themes, particular lines, or other qualities stood out to you in the poem you liked best?  Why?  What did you get from this poem?

Share your ideas in a response of 7-10 sentences.