Thursday, April 27th

We finished off the presentation on the lyrics you have chosen, AND we read and discussed “Ozymandias” (14), and “A Poison Tree”(191).   With all the lines you have collected from your  classmates choices and from the poems we have read from the text, you categorized the lines and named the categories with a hashtag.  This was handed in at the end of class.  We will be using these lists next class.

Finish your own parody of “The Passionate Shepherd…” on any topic you like.  It must have:

  • six quatrains
  • aa,bb,cc,dd, etc. rhyme scheme
  • iambic tetrametre in each line
  • appropriate imagery
  • three literary devices such as: similes, metaphors, alliteration, allusions, etc.

This is due on Monday, May 1st.

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Tuesday, April 25th

We continued to present song lyrics and commentaries on them.  We also read and discussed Christopher Marlowe’s “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” (25), and the parody of it by Ogden Nash called “Love Under the Republicans (Or the Democrats)”.  We also read an example of a parody that a former grade 10 student wrote.

Now, it’s your turn.  Write your own parody of “The Passionate Shepherd…” on any topic you like.  It must have:

  • six quatrains
  • aa,bb,cc,dd, etc. rhyme scheme
  • iambic tetrametre in each line
  • appropriate imagery
  • literary devices such as: similes, metaphors, alliteration, allusions, etc.

This is due on Monday, May 1st.

The remaining 8 people will present their lyrics and commentaries next class. Everyone should have a running list of their favourite lines from EACH song.

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Thursday, April 20th

We focused on SOUND DEVICES in poetry today, using “Today in History” (153) and “Metrical Feet” (156).  We then started presented the lyrics from the songs we have chosen and providing a commentary on the poetry in these words.  The remaining people will present next class before we move on with other poems.

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Tuesday, April 18th

Our Poetry unit will be short this year.  We will be writing commentaries on the lyric poetry you brought in today. Last class, using “Dissection,” we looked at the use of imagery and figurative language (similes, metaphors, personification).  Today,using “Dream Deferred” (126), “Fire and Ice” (121), and “All the World’s a Stage” (127), we looked at denotation and connotation in the diction as well as patterns, such as rhyme, repetition, and rhythm.  Re-read the poem you have chosen, looking for these features.  We will carry on with this next class.  Please bring your poem with you.

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Wednesday, April 12th

After returning the parody marks, we started our abbreviated poetry unit today.  In looking at various poetry samples, we noted the use of IMAGERY, SIMILES, METAPHORS and ALLUSIONS, particularly in the poem “Dissection.”  We also saw that poetry is all around us, including in the lyrics of the music we listen to every day.

Choose 10-20 lines from a song you like that constitutes POETRY.  Look for the use of imagery, similes, metaphors, allusions.  Look for how it captures and preserves an experience or expresses an emotion.  Bring this with you to class on Wednesday, April 19th.

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Monday, April 10th

We had one last day in the lab to finish off the parodies. These were due at the end of class.

We will be starting our poetry unit next class.

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Thursday, April 6th

The essays were returned, photoshop was demonstrated, and then we headed to the lab to work on the parody assignment. You will have Monday’s class to finish.  When you are done, upload it to the dropbox.  The link should be in your email.  The project is due at the end of class on April 10th, 2017.

Bring a book to read in case you finish early.

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Tuesday, April 4th

We wrote the in class essay on Animal Farm today.

We will work on the PARODY PROJECT next class.

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