Unformatted text preview: PreIB 10: World Literature and Composition
Friday, September 4th Friday, September 4
Today's Objectives: Students will continue to practice th comparative analysis skills. Students will understand the purpose of didactic literature and the structure of it to better understand their homework readings. Friday, September 4
Today's Agenda: th Comparative Analysis: Continued from Block Day African Proverb Journal: Whip Around Introduction to Didactic Purpose Sundiata Compare and Contrast Groups: The Psalms and the Qur'an Using your handout, "How to Read a Poem," you will work in a discussion group to compare the and contrast two pieces you read for homework Tuesday night. Class Practice: Psalm 137 (p. 70) and "Night" (79)- We did this on Block day. Your Turn In your group, discuss your assigned pieces using the format we just practiced as a class. You will need to designate a group leader (who will keep the group on track) and two evaluators (who will keep track of individual contributions). You will receive an individual and a group grade for your participation today. The Groups Group 1: Psalm 8 and Exordium Group 2: Psalm 23 and Daylight Group 3: Psalm 19 and "comfort Didactic Literature Purpose to teach Methods Metaphor: a figure of speech wherein one thing is spoken of as though it were something else. Aphorism: short, pointed statement expressing a truth about human experience. Personification: giving human qualities to non-human things. Didactic Literature, Cont'd... The Rubaiyat A collection of poetry by Omar Khayyam (1048-1131). Theme: Carpe Diem (seize the Day!) Possible protest against the Turks who had overthrown the Persian Empire and imposed an authoritarian government and strict religious practices. The Gulistan A collection of fables by Sa'di (1213-1291) Persian, too. Containing morals to live by. "The Manners of Kings." Friday, September 4
Homework for Tonight th A CHANGE IN YOUR CALENDAR!! Read either the selections from the Rubaiyat (p. 102-105) OR the Gulistan (106-110). Read Page 190 Pick 2 from the following 3 selections: Sibi, From the Mahabharata (192-199) The Yoga of Knowledge, from the Bhagavad-Gita (200-207) Rama and Ravana in Battle, from The Ramayana (208-216) Discussion Post Due on Tuesday! (Remember to post to the JOIN TOGETHER: PreIB 10 class) Remember: NO SCHOOL MONDAY! Friday, September 4
On Deck for Tuesday th Discussion over weekend readings/posts ...
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course LIT 113 taught by Professor Howard during the Spring '09 term at Grand Valley State.
- Spring '09
- World Literature