HW #1 Read, sign, fill in, and return the course contract.
HW #2 Write an essay in which you compare and contrast Spenser's "One Day I Wrote Her Name Upon the Strand" to Shakespeare's Sonnet 18. Be sure to discuss the form and the content of both poems, their rhyme schemes, and their sonnet structure. IN OTHER WORDS read, reread, annotate and comprehend the poems you are to compare and contrast, Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 and Spenser's "One Day I Wrote Her Name Upon the Strand." Discuss each poem, the language, syntax, imagery, structure, rhyme scheme, flow of thought (thesis/antithesis), tone, personae, audience(s), conventions (not Star Trek) of the genre, tone, figurative language (metaphor, simile,personification, etc.) and whatever other poetic techniques or literary devices you observe. Discuss the poem's meaning as well as its style. After writing at least a paragraph about each poem, devote the remainder of your essay to a comparing and contrasting these poems. These are only guidelines; you may generate a more innovative essay structure, so long as you accomplish what has been asked of you.
HW #3 Negation Prefixes: Go to your dictionary and find words you do not know that are negated by the following prefixes: a, an, dis, il, im, in, ir, non,and un. You have now learned the word and its antonym. Please use negated words in your writing. It makes writing more concise. Realize, however, many words have antonyms not formed by negations that are totally different words, and some words have both forms of antonyms . You may which to visit: www.synonym.com or www.merriam-webster.com because it is much easier to remember a word if you know the word as well its opposite; the word will remain in your memory longer. Of course some words don't have antonyms.
CW: Write the antithesis of Sonnet 130.
HW #4 Read,then reread the posted Marvell, Herrick, and Williams poetry. Read what your classmates have written then enter the discussion of this poetry on the class blog.
HW #5 Write a three to five paragraph essay in which you compare and contrast two of Shakespeare's "procreation" sonnets.
HW #6 Go to the SUNY website posted on the class blog and examine what the SUNY system is all about. Zoom into the websites of individual colleges or universities of interest to you. Remember, your COLLEGE PORTFOLIO is due in November.
HW #7 Write a three to five paragraph essay in which you compare Blake's 1789 "Chimney Sweeper" to his 1794 "Chimney Sweeper" poems.(This was recently
on an A.P.Exam.) Please consider using the historical background information that is posted on the blog.
HW #8 Read and annotate, as you were instructed in class, the essay given to you in class,"Shooting An Elephant" by George Orwell. Blog about it.
HW #9 Choose a book and a reading partner by this coming Monday.
CW: After the essay you annotated is returned to you, answer the questions written on the board, and posted on your class blog.
For now, THAT'S ALL FOLKS. Please advise me if I omitted something.www.synonym.com