Class Agenda this week — poetry Tuesday, 9 November 2010, 10:27 AM

Dear Scholars,

Let’s go over the modifiers playsheet handed out last week and which you have all prepared.

Are there any comments on the short but brilliant videos of Garrison Keillor on the art of writing?

A number of poems have been posted. Let’s recite and examine them:

You have no doubt already read the discussion of scansion and form in poetry, music and art. We will discuss these. Prepare any questions you have and ask them. We will apply these principles in our study of poems.

You have all read and listened to The Raven by Poe, read by Garrison Keillor. Do you understand why this is one of the world’s favorite poems?

Let’s look at poems written by the class.

Our Poetry Forum contains both great classic poems and student works. Some great classics in this collection are Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray, High Flight and The Lady of Shalott. Please read and listen to these if we don’t get to them in class.

A poetry section has also been added to our main classroom page, including a new section on dissident poetry.

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