Due Date: Wednesday, November 2
- Understand and savor the pleasures of poems
- Read masterpieces of closed and open forms, observing the knifelike precision of action, description, and insight
Your Grade for This Assignment:
- You will take an objective reading quiz available from Wednesday, October 26 through Wednesday, November 2 in Blackboard.
- In the coming weeks, you will also create four poems
Directions for Unit 4:
Read the following poems in the Portable Literature textbook. As you read, identify all the levels and types of conflict.
- “l(a” by e. e. cummings, p. 423
- “Evolution” by Sherman Alexie, p. 451
- "The Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry Stomp” by Martin Espada, p. 463
- “Sadie and Maud” by Gwendolyn Brooks, p. 537
- "My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun” by William Shakespeare, p. 501
- "Constantly Risking Absurdity” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, p. 507
- “Daddy” by Sylvia Plath, p. 517
- “incident” by Countee Cullen, p. 525
- “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks, p. 479
- “After Bāsho” by Carolyn Kizer, p. 581
- "The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe, p. 598
- "Shakespearean Sonnet” by R. S. Gwynn, p. 609
- “Yet Do I Marvel” by Countee Cullen, p. 611
- “Leda and the Swan” by William Butler Yeats, p. 613
- “Musée des Beaux Arts” by W. H. Auden, p. 615
- “Meeting at Night” and “Parting at Morning” by Robert Browning, p. 637
- “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot, p. 674
- “Dulce et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen, p. 642
- “Mid-Term Break” by Seamus Heaney, p. 683
Then read the following materials, also in Portable Literature:
- “Defining Poetry” p. 421
- “Recognizing Kinds of Poetry” p. 424
- “The Speaker” p. 427
- "Irony" p. 845
- “Checklist: Writing about Voice” p. 457
- "Word Choice" p. 460
- “Word Order” p. 483
Take your quiz, which will be available from Wednesday, October 26 through Wednesday, November 2, in Blackboard. Keep these important things in mind:
- The quiz will be available in "Tests" in the left-hand sidebar of the Blackboard Home Page for our course.
- The quiz will evaluate your understanding of the readings above.
- You will have only 30 minutes to take this 25-item quiz.
- If you miss the quiz, you earn a zero. No exceptions. If you are worried that an unforseen emergency might interfere, then complete the quiz on the first day it is available, not the last.
- If you encounter a problem with Blackboard, call the helpline immediately at 407-582-5600. Then send me an email with the exact time Blackboard went down. I will try to resolve a problem only if you have followed these instructions.
If you have any questions, contact me through Atlas.