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Seminar & the Dark Romantics: Poe, Douglas, Dickinson & Timed Writing Day 1 (90 mins) Tues 11/1 Thoreau Socratic Seminar Group A: Walden Group B: “Civil Disobedience” Whole Class Response Emily Dickinson Assign Emily Dickinson Groups for next Thursday, 11/10: each student will read all the poems Each group will explicate one of the following poems and create a 1-page handout: Group #1: #258 “There’s a certain Slant of light” p.1129 Group #2 #303 “The Soul selects her own Society” p.1130-31 Group #3 #435 “Much Madness is divinest Sense” p.1133 Day 2 (90 mins.) Thurs. 11/3 Vocab Unit 3 Quiz Discuss Poe poems: “To Helen,” pp. 554-555 & “Annabel Lee” pp.560-561 Discuss the role of allusions & implications of Poe’s depiction of Nature as a Dark Romantic Discuss Douglas bio Discuss chapter 17 “The Last Flogging,” pp.1005-1011 from The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass Discuss passages that echo or refute Emerson’s “SelfReliance” and Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” How does his depiction of God share elements of the Puritan, Revolutionary, and Romantic notions of God and the Divine? Discuss What is the source of man’s liberty and dignity? Dickinson Revisions – “The Spider Holds a Silver Ball” & answer questions HW: Prepare for rewrite by reviewing original draft, instructor, and peer review comments Day 3 (45 mins.) Fri 11/4 Timed-Writing: Rewrite Their Eyes Were Watching God essays – bring text, metaphors chart, and first draft essay
HW Study for Vocab Unit 3 Quiz Read Poe bio, pp.551-553 Read Poe poems: “To Helen,” pp. 554-555 & “Annabel Lee” pp.560-561 Read Frederick Douglass bio, p.993 Read chapter 17 “The Last Flogging,” pp.1005-1011 from The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass Prepare answers for the questions listed for discussion Read Dickinson bio,pp.11231125
HW: All students read “There’s a certain Slant of light” p.1129, #303 “The Soul selects her own Society” p.1130-31, & #435 “Much Madness is divinest Sense” p.1133 Groups Prepare Explication Presentations of your poem w/a 1-page HO for Thursday, 11/10