March 27 , 2013:
As a group (Ivana, Joy, Ka Mien, Meghan) we selected The Fishing Trip scene.
April 2nd, 2013:
We brainstormed ideas for each media forms; press release, tabloid and news report.
Ka Mien will be supervising the p
1. Acquire a movie version of the play. Shakespeare wrote for the stage. Watching a
performance is by far the best way to experience the play. Put the recording in
your machine, hold onto the controller and the book and watch the recording
Write a literary essay using the cause and effect pattern.
As has been evident throughout this unit, there is a relationship between dramatic works
and their target audience. The social, cultural, and economic values and perspectives of
the audience do al
This module will provide you with a collection of process tools. You may not choose to
use them all. You should use some. The discussion board assignments require you to
use the Editing Checklist. Let us go a little further in depth about essay writing as
You have to read and have access to a Shakespearian text version to fully experience
the play and to complete the unit. Don't choose a new English or plain English version.
Plan to spend about an hour on reading each of Act I and II. There
This is the most general pattern of a successful essay. In fact, this pattern can be
busted open (so that some arguments take many paragraphs) or inverted (with the
thesis coming at the end). An essay can travel in the guise of a story, be driven by
1. Topic X generates questions, which results in an answer that is a statement
which can only be true within specific parameters. So: x = x (or x is true) when y
and z are also true; furthermore, there is a relationship between x and y and z
that will be
1. A pattern of argument should be selected and filled in, in response to the thesis
2. The pattern of argument used must fit the thesis question.
3. Sometimes a first draft has to be written using free-writing (also called a
discovery or writin
1. Generate the essay questions to explore from the topic you were given.
2. Essays are written on a question. When an essay topic is presented as an
assignment, the first very powerful, academic exercise is to establish the essay
question. The question i
Process for Reading Hamlet
Since the Shakespearian language is quite different from yours in the vocabulary and
syntax, and since Shakespeare uses particular dramatic conventions that you dont see
anymore - like iambic pentameter and rhyming couplets - an
Ill start with the simplest first. Denotation is the dictionary definition of a word. For
example, if you look up the word home in The Concise Oxford English Dictionary, here
is the first part of the definition: Dwelling-place; fixed residence
This term is related to alliteration, but it can be harder to spot. Alliteration is easy
because you can recognize the initial letter as you read. Assonance refers to the
repetition of a vowel sound in a line of poetry. In the poem he used to in
Many years ago, the comic book character, Batman, was given his own television show.
In the scenes where Batman was fighting one of the many villains in the series, the
word Pow! would often appear on the screen. If youve ever seen this effec
Rhyme and Meter
We might not think of rhyme as a sound device, but if you are unsure, take a poem with
a heavy rhyme scheme and change the end of a line and youll see how much it stands
out. This is the key to thinking about rhyme schemes in poetry. If a
Like assonance, this term can be difficult to pick up because it is largely auditory: you
have to hear it which means you either read poetry aloud (the best way!) or you read it
to yourself, but make sure you can "hear" the words in your head a
English teachers sometimes get off track and Im trying not to, but the reference to the
dictionary that I made earlier reminded me of two books that you might want to have a
look at both by the writer Simon Winchester: The Meaning of Everything
This kind of poem is often a process in which the ideas and language
develops as the poet writes. These poems generally do not have a rhyme
scheme or any regular arrangement of lines into a pattern. Instead, the
poet tries to create a fresh and new way of
So far, we have looked at the visual aspects of poetry through imagery and symbolism,
as well as the poets all-important choice of words for their connotation or denotation. In
this activity, we will look at how the poet chooses to arrange a poem on the p
Consider this: Here are two sentences that have the same denotative meaning:
1. I am going to my house.
2. I am going to my home.
They have the same intent dont they? They express the idea that I am going to get up
from where I am right now and go
1. Literal Level: Translate: extract the explicit information the text is
communicating. Even if you are using a modern translation version beside the
Shakespearian version, dont skip this phase. Often the plain text versions are too
plain and leave out s
"Connecting the 5 Ws of Content and Contexts (How does the play Hamlet relate to
the world from which it comes?)"
Post an answer to one of the 5 Ws on the discussion board. Begin your post simply
with one of these query word: When., Where., Who., What., W
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Visual Representation of Key Lines of a Core Poem
For my visual representation, I chose to interpret the poem The Love Song of J. Alfred
Prufrock by T. S. Eliot. My art piece is based on the following lines (l. 37-39),
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Comparative Essay: Meta-cognitive Reflection
I found that writing the introduction and conclusion to be the most challenging stage in
the essay process because in order to come up with a good intro-pack that draws the r
Tragic Literatures: Hamlet vs. One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
Revenge is a dish best-served cold, is often quoted by those who are seeking revenge.
But is revenge really necessary? Is the saying an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind
true? While so
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Short Story Comparative Essay
Although the armistice had been signed and World War II is over, the combat still
continues at home for soldiers who are fighting to recover from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Which university are you going to next year? is a frequently asked question in the
hallways of Leaside High School. High school students nowadays are put in a position to make
very important life decisions. As of the starting of sophomore year, Grade 10,
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Rewriting a Plagiarized English Essay
Siddharta Gautama, the Buddha, is a well-respected spiritual leader who dedicated his life
to pursuit enlightment and as a result achieves Nirvana. Till today, his wor
INT. AUDITORIUM - AFTERNOON
Dr. Spivey is standing at a podium and looks straight ahead, ready to make his press re lease on the fishing trip incident.
Good evening. My name is Dr. Spivey and I work as the lead doctor
in the Psyc
1. In your own words, state the essays thesis in a single worded sentence.
Recent studies show that women use facebook as a means to boost their self-esteem, get the
approval of others and seek attention based on the superficial.
2. Identify the 2-3 sente
Read and evaluate the quality of the following paragraph. Look carefully at the author's
use of these features as well as its title, thesis, introduction, conclusion, endnotes and
Given the modern, multicultural societies to be found in any C