Thursday, April 7, 2011

We completed the poetry presentations....WELL DONE!

Dear Juniors,
If you missed class, we completed the following:
1. We had two remaining presentations for each class, so we completed those and then we practiced a little more using the TP CASTT method.
2. Students also submitted their poetry analysis for "Ready to Kill."
3. The two poems that we anylized together are indicated below. I would visit with someone in class regarding the TP-CASTTs for each poem. HINT: YOU MIGHT SEE THESE POEMS AGAIN on a FUTURE ASSIGNMENT!


I'm a riddle in nine syllables,
An elephant, a ponderous house,
A melon strolling on two tendrils.
O red fruit, ivory, fine timbers!
This loaf's big with its yeasty rising.
Money's new-minted in this fat purse.
I'm a means, a stage, a cow in calf.
I've eaten a bag of green apples,
Boarded the train there's no getting off.

To a Friend whose work has come to Triumph by Anne Sexton

Consider Icarus, pasting those sticky wings on,
testing that strange little tug at his shoulder blade,
and think of that first flawless moment over the lawn
of the labyrinth. Think of the difference it made!
There below are the trees, as awkward as camels;
and here are the shocked starlings pumping past
and think of innocent Icarus who is doing quite well.
Larger than a sail, over the fog and the blast
of the plushy ocean, he goes. Admire his wings!
Feel the fire at his neck and see how casually
he glances up and is caught, wondrously tunneling
into that hot eye. Who cares that he fell back to the sea?
See him acclaiming the sun and come plunging down
while his sensible daddy goes straight into town.

None! Just came back on the 18th ready to WORK HARD! Enjoy your spring break!