Assignments through Exams
34) M 3 Dec—Thoreau #7: Realizing Idealism (marked passages from “Civil Disobedience” pp. 73 a to a-19 in Rhet II; excerpt from film Gandhi); Conclusion to Walden (underlined passages pp. 70 c-4 to c-9 in Rhet II); Modern Thoreau Heritage (excerpts from Annie Dillard, Norman Maclean); class time to work on intro paragraph for Thoreau paper Term Paper poems: e. e. cummings, “anyone lived in a pretty how town,” “When Serpents bargain for the right to squirm”
Due: write draft of 2nd & 3rd main body paragraph of PAPER on Thoreau’s imagery 35) T 4— Whitman #1: “Noiseless Patient Spider” (pp. 74, 74 b to b-2 in Rhet II); Whitman #2: read aloud “Song of Myself,” sect. 1-6, 24 (pp. 74 c to 74 c-5 in Rhet II); select favorite passage and explain how it is Idealist; e-mail to WPE Term paper poems: Sylvia Plath, “Daddy” and “Lady Lazarus” (Google) Due: Final Draft of PAPER (3-5 pp., typed) on Thoreau’s imagery (due at lights out Tues, 4 Dec; e-mail to WPE)
W 5 DecWed Tour Extra Credit tour
Film of A River Runs Through It
or American Idealist Paintings at the National Gallery of Art 12:30-2:30 PM
36) Th 6—Whitman #3: The Dionysian (excerpt from Voices & Visions video); read aloud “Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking” pp. 74 e-3 to e-7 in Rhet II; select favorite passage and explain how it is Dionysian; e-mail to WPE
Term paper poems: Langston Hughes, “Dream Deferred” and “Weary Blues” (Google) Due: finish reading pp. 74 b to b-2 in Rhet II on “Noiseless Patient Spider” + finish reading “Song of Myself,” sect. 1-6, 24 (pp. 74 c to 74 c-5 in Rhet II) and e-mail selected passage to WPE 37) F 7—Whitman #4:...