"‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers" By: Emily Dickinson ‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul – And sings the tune without… Read more "Hope"
James Baldwin Mini Biography https://www.biography.com/embed/30350121 “Sonny’s Blues” “Sonny’s Blues,” 1957 YouTube Recording of “Sonny’s Blues” Assignment #1 Read and annotate James Baldwin’s “Sonny Blues.”…… Read more “James Baldwin”
Zora Neale Hurston
Who was Zora Neale Hurston? As you take a moment to explore Hurston’s hometown, be sure to view Eatonville from multiple lenses and to take notes.…… Read more “Zora Neale Hurston”
Studying the intricate rules of conventional modern English can be extremely painstaking. If you need extra practice, please use No Red Ink. This is a completely optional…… Read more “Grammar Practice”
Author: Herman Hesse Who is Hermann Hesse? Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946 Life Story Difference between Hinduism and Buddhism Creation of Hinduism Digital Version of Siddhartha…… Read more “Siddhartha”
Major T’ang Poets: Wang Wei Tu Fu Li Po Li Ho Li Shang-yin Resources: http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/at/tang_po/tp01.html https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/tang Wang Wei’s Paintings https://padlet.com/msdrellis/c4s0lo3yvqzs Further Reading for Those Interested: meaning-metaphor-and-allusion-in-tang-poetry-jstor…… Read more “T’ang Poetry”
The Harlem Renaissance
1920-1930s Langston Hughes (the voice of the Harlem Renaissance) 1902-1967 Hughes speaks at UCLA in 1967 Hear Hughes read his own poetry in 1967 as he…… Read more “The Harlem Renaissance”
Have You Ever Wondered…?
Have you ever wondered what commonly used abbreviations mean? What is “i.e.” and “e.g.”? i.e. is Latin for id est which means that is, namely, or in other words. e.g.…… Read more “Have You Ever Wondered…?”
Poetic Meter and Scansion
Meter and Feet Marking meter in poetry is also called scansion. Now for some notes: Stress= / (ictus) Unstressed= U…… Read more “Poetic Meter and Scansion”
What is a comparative essay? Examples: Half-and-Half (text-by-text) Structure Discuss all of A and then all of B. Point-by-Point Structure Alternate points about A with comparable…… Read more “Comparative Essays”