October 20, 2013
Ideal Class Setup
I think the most interesting way to organize this class is to cover material
based on theme. Using this method, students can learn what topics are most
popular in British writing, and can notice t
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Peer Review Worksheet
November 30, 2016
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Write at least 4 lines for each question. Take as much space as you need in
order to respond to each question (write on the back, if necessary).
I chose the second passage to analyze because I feel it is a lot more poetic than the first. The first
key word I chose is the one that sticks out like a sore thumb: caterpillar. What makes it stick
out so much is the fact that the narrator is not describ
The passage I chose to analyze is found on page 290, beginning with True poverty and
ending with do not rebuke my poverty again. In this passage, the hag tells the knight that it is
better to have very little and be humble rather than to be rich and greed
The passage I chose to analyze begins on page 289 when Assef says WHATS SO FUNNY?
and ends with I laughed at the end of that paragraph. This passage contains what I believe to be
the climax of the novel, where Amir feels that he has finally cleansed himse
I chose the second passage to analyze. The metaphor in the first sentence appealed to pathos,
making me feel sympathetic towards the magistrate. He describes the walls enclosing pain and
degradation, as if they have trapped the people within them inside a
I chose to analyze the first passage. The four key words/phrases I chose were unreal,
preserve, common interest, and keep the structure. This passage by Orwell describes the
negative effects of war, but not the kind of war that is portrayed in most movies
One similarity that I noticed between the movie and book adaptations of Fahrenheit 451 was the
unique relationship that Montag has with his captain, Beatty. While reading the novel, I could not
help but notice that Beatty seems to know about Montags cravi
The first key word I chose from these two chapters was cataract. In this book they use cataract
as a waterfall, but it is a condition found in a persons eyes which blurs their vision, and I feel
that this word perfectly describes the relationship Amir had
1. The novel presents the relationship between the past and the present by jumping from
setting to setting and briefly describing how the events in the past have influenced the
present. For example, at the beginning of Chapter 11, we are presented with th
Look up the word "dystopia" and drew up a list of features of a dystopian
society. Find a passage (6-8 lines) in the reading that describes in some shape
or form the dystopian character of the socio-political in the book. Analyze it in
300 words, emphasiz
I am choosing to analyze the first passage. The first thing that I noticed while reading through the
passage was the shift in narrative perspective. In this first paragraph, the point of view appears to
be third person limited because the narrator uses re
This synthesis is with regards to the second passage. The first key phrase that stood out to me
was Oh, to scratch that itch, eh? For any normal human being, an itch is an uncomfortable
feeling within the body that someone has the urge to relieve. In this
Brit Lit Lecture 3
Epigraph: of goblins and ghosts this book is full (The Aneneid, Virgil) Aneas:
Trojan hero of war, anachronized by Virgil as founder/hero of ancient Rome
Gawin Douglas: 16th century Scottish scholar and poet
Done satirically or as a mo
Rime of the Ancient Mariner Notes
Narrative poem 7 parts 135 stanzas - ~660 lines
Common meter/ballad meter: alternating iambic tetrameter and iambic
Often referenced/illustrated for the stunning imagery
At the time in 1797 Antarctica had not be
Brit Lit Lecture 4
Neo-Classical Values: Age of Enlightenment/Age of Reason
o Mind is superior to anything else human
o Borrowed a lot of values from the Renaissance
o Definition: An intellectual movement that flourished in Europe in the
18th century fol
Brit Lit Lecture 6
Ode: Intimations of Immortality
o Important Quote: Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting: The Soul
that rises with us, our lifes Star, Had elsewhere its settingHeaven
lies about us in our infancy (Wordsworth, ln. 59-67)
o Each step
Wordsworth Lucy Poems
o Written in Germany in 1799
o 5 short poems written exhaustively
o Lucy remains unknowable, an enigma
o Who was Lucy?
A loved child
His sister Dorothy
Figment of imagination
o Could be a heuristic
Wordsworth's Lucy Poems
Written in 1799 in Germany with Coleridge.
Five short poems have been written about exhaustively, yet Lucy remains an enigma.
Didactic: all about delivering information and lecturing to you.
(Wordsworth and Coleridge
28 September 2013
Oroonoko through a Critical Lens
Aphra Behns Oroonoko: or the Royal Slave. A True History most commonly gets
criticized and debated to whether it is a true history. In many scholarly articles, the narration
Project Cover Letter
During the process of creating this course design portfolio, I learned better what
criteria are important when considering works for people to read if I were to want them to
gain an understanding of the topic. For example, since I cho
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
Father, headmaster of a rural grammar school
Left little in writing about his mother
Distinguished himself as scholar at Cambridge
Claimed he never lived up to his potential
Took opium laced alcohol whic
Written in 1799, while in Germany (w/ Coleridge)
Five short poems have been written about exhaustively, yet Lucy remains an enigma
Critics continue to ask "Who Was Lucy?"
A beloved mistress? A well-loved child? A friend? His sister Dorothy? Or a figment
William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
Started out as a radical, but as he aged he became very conservative.
Born to a middle class family in 1770.
mother died when he was 8 and his father died 5 years later
father was an attorney
Permanence & Change and Transcendentalism
The material world of the senses is changing.
Yet the world of the mind, i.e ideas based on reason, is permanent. How can the world
be both changing and permanent.
Plato splits up existence into two realms:
Biographical Notes English poet 1770-1850
He was 19 years old during the French Revolution.
He was born to a middle class family in 1770
His father was an attorney and died when he was 13.
Earl of Lonsdale owed his father about 333,300$ or 4,000
Coleridge vs. Wordsworth
Coleridges poems are more dramatic and moody.
Wordsworths poems are more open.
Coleridge wrote most of his poems at the beginning of his life. More full, animated, and
Falling out came with the stability of Wordsworth a
Married Harriet Westbrook (18); fathered two children.
Shelley fell in love w/Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Shelley), future author of
Mary Shelleys father, William Gowin; radical writings critical of political institutions a