Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Dear Juniors,
Please remember to check the blog when you are gone, so that when you return to class, you aren't lost!

We completed the following in class today:
1. I explained the "FOUND POEM" assignment. Please see the explanation below. This is due on WED.
2. We then proceeded to review for the quiz covering figurative language and sound elements.
3. Students completed the quiz and we started correcting it. We will complete correcting it on WED.


 1. Complete your "FOUND POEM" for WED. Please see the explanation below.

Found Poem
Rope Experience

Instructions:  Now that you have the figurative language elements created by your classmates for the “rope experience,” it is time to create your own Found Poem.

1. Your poem must include the following:
  • A simile
  • A metaphor
  • An implied metaphor
  • Personification
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Alliteration
  • Sibilance
  • Assonance
  • Anaphora

2. The order you incorporate the above figurative language and sound elements is up to you.
3. Your poem must be a minimum of 20 lines. Seventeen of the lines are the examples given to you by your peers. Your lines must have some logical progression to them.  So, do not place the required elements in a random order. THINK…..
4. The three examples of figurative language and/or sound elements that you created as part of your journal entry must be included within your poem.
5. If you do not have one of the above examples on your list, then you will need to create one of your own.
6. Each required element must be identified within your poem.
For example: The rope wrapped itself around my hand, as if it were my security blanket. (Personification and metaphor)
5. Create an appropriate title based upon the experience. Please do not title your poem “ROPE POEM." Please think on a higher level, my young friends.
6. Please TYPE, single space your poem.
7. Include your name following the MLA structure.

2. Remember that your book needs to be completed by FRIDAY. Your reading log for your book and The Crucible are both due on Friday.  The film for your corresponding book needs to be viewed by the 16th. Focus on the following aspects:
 a. What obvious differences did you observe between the film and the book (characters omitted, scenes change and/or omitted, etc).?
b. Identify two constant themes prevalent within the book and the film.
c. Identify two themes present in the book, but not included within the film.