Warm up 9-1-2100 Think of two things and write a brief account of both: First, think of a time when you realized just how much you loved someone in your life. Second, think back on a bad experience which left you wondering… “Why me!!!!??” Warm Up 9-2-2011 Looking back on your journal entry from Tuesday, is it possible that one supreme being could be responsible for inspiring such different emotions? Let’s SALSA! *Show actions that facilitate learning for the self and others *Actively participate and be cognitively present *Learn to be open to new learning *Study even when you don’t think you need to study *Act with a positive attitude Some vocab you need & Definitions inverted syntax: reversal of the expected order of words. iambic pentameter: a common meter in poetry consisting of an unrhymed line with five feet or accents, each foot containing an unaccented syllable and an accented syllable (samples coming up) archaic language: words that were once commonly used in the past but are now considered old-fashioned Guiding Question How much do material things mean to you? Bradstreet Poetry Author p76 and Background “To My Dear and Loving Husband” is an example of the Puritan belief that domestic bliss was a blessing that came from God. “Upon the Burning of our House” reveals Bradstreet’s struggle to reconcile herself with a devastating material loss. First, we need to discuss iambic pentameter Iambic pentameter Shakespeare’s sonnets are written predominantly in a meter called iambic pentameter, a rhyme scheme in which each sonnet line consists of ten syllables. The syllables are divided into five pairs called iambs or iambic feet. An iamb is a metrical unit made up of one unstressed syllable followed by one stressed syllable. An example of an iamb would be good BYE. A line of iambic pentameter flows like this: baBOOM / baBOOM / baBOOM / baBOOM / baBOOM. Here are some examples from the sonnets: When I / do COUNT / the CLOCK / that TELLS / the TIME (Sonnet 12) When IN / dis GRACE / with FOR / tune AND / men’s EYES/ I ALL / a LONE / be WEEP / my OUT/ cast STATE (Sonnet 29) Shall I / com PARE/ thee TO / a SUM / mer’s DAY?/ Thou ART / more LOVE / ly AND / more TEM / per ATE (Sonnet 18) Now, let’s read Upon the burning of Our House…. Now, read To My Dear and Loving Husband, discuss with your neighbor questions 6-8 on pg 80 then look back here for your assignment. Personal Poem You will write a poem addressing the experiences covered in Thursday’s journal. Choice A: This poem will be a minimum of 12 lines long, in iambic pentameter, as a tribute to someone important in your life. Choice B: The second poem will be a minimum of 12 lines long, written in iambic pentameter, attempting to explain a bad experience. Closure Let’s discuss the importance of using literature to help explain what often seems to be an incomprehensible concept: the belief that one God can be responsible for both good and bad things in one’s life. Homework Complete poetry assignment Due on Tuesday, September 6, 2011!