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Homework for July 6th

Do one of the tasks from the poems “Beat Poetry and Counterculture Music” TASK 1: Watch a clip from the movie Howl (dir. Rob Epsetin & Jeffery Friedman, 2010). James Franco as Allen Ginsberg reads from Howl, Part II “Moloch”) <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nonab6djMAA> Make notes and prepare to answer the questions: What is “Moloch”? What is Ginsberg…

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Homework for Week 8, June 1st

Follow the instructions on the handout “Modernism: Poems by Eliot, Pound and Stevens.” Write one or two paragraphs about the structure and meaning of the poem you were assigned. Include one of the comments from the handout about your poem as part of your discussion of meaning. Download the handout “Modernism: Poems by Eliot, Pound…

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Homework for Week 4, April 27th

I. Prepare for the test next week. If you have time, try to review ALL poems on the handout “Robinson, Dunbar and Dunbar Nelson.” You will have time in class next week to work in groups and receive information about other poems. Try the flashcards and practice quizzes. Click on Quick Quiz on the right…

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Homework for Week 3, April 20th

Choose one poem from the handout “Robinson, Dunbar and Dunbar Nelson.” Write one or two paragraphs about (1) the structure and (2) meaning of the poem. Give evidence from the poem (words and phrases) to support your opinion. See the handout “Reading Poetry 1” — “IV. Talking and Writing about Poetry: Example Sentences” for some…

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Homework for Week 2, April 13th

Read the poem you were assigned. Write one or two paragraphs about (1) the structure and (2) meaning of the poem. Give evidence from the poem (words and phrases) to support your opinion. See the handout “Reading Poetry 1” — “IV. Talking and Writing about Poetry: Example Sentences” for some useful sentences for writing about…

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The Mill

Listen to “The Mill” (1920) by Edwin Arlington Robinson.   Learn more about Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935): “Edwin Arlington Robinson is poetry. I can think of no other living writer who has so consistently dedicated his life to his work.” – Amy Lowell Robinson is considered unique among American poets of his time for his…

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Richard Cory

Listen to “Richard Cory” (1897) by Edwin Arlington Robinson.

Learn more about Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935): “Edwin Arlington Robinson is poetry. I can think of no other living writer who has so consistently dedicated his life to his work.” – Amy Lowell Robinson is considered unique among American poets of his time for his…

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Sympathy

Listen to “Sympathy” (1899) by Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Learn more about Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906): Paul Laurence Dunbar was one the first influential black poets in American literature. He enjoyed his greatest popularity in the early twentieth century following the publication of dialectic verse in collections such as Majors and Minors and Lyrics of…

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We Wear the Mask

Listen to “We Wear the Mask” (1896) by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Learn more about Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906): Paul Laurence Dunbar was one the first influential black poets in American literature. He enjoyed his greatest popularity in the early twentieth century following the publication of dialectic verse in collections such as Majors and Minors…

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