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Honors 11: “Language” and Into the Wild

We started the day by finishing our transcendentalist poems from yesterday and turned them in with our Whitman/Thoreau/Ginsberg poem annotations. We shared out a bit–you guys are such poets! After, we talked about Emerson’s Ch. 4 of “Nature” titled “Language”. … Continue reading

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Honors 11: “Nature” and Transcendentalist Poetry

We first took the transcendentalism quiz. Most of you did very well, over 100%. We then discussed “Nature” by Emerson in its philosophical purpose. We then were given time to wander and be on our own to write a 10-line … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Emerson and Thoreau + Poetry Explication

We began the day by discussing “On the American Scholar” and debriefing the debate from yesterday. We also took notes on Ralph Waldo Emerson. You were then given a poetry assignment regarding two of Thoreau’s poems titled “My Life Has … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Emerson and Thoreau

After finishing our conversation about Emerson’s “Nature” Chapters 1 and 4, we transitioned into presenting the essay/chapter we had read for homework to the other group. Good job getting the main ideas across. Next, I explained what the quiz will … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Thoreau and Emerson-Transcendentalism

Here’s an Into the Wild calendar. We will begin the novel when we return from break. We finished our conversation about Thoreau’s “My Life Has Been The Poem” and “Conscience.” Well done. You did well finding transcendentalist threads that existed … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Ralph Waldo Emerson

After beginning our discussion with Emerson’s “The American Scholar,” you were given Gutting’s NYT piece titled “What is College For?” We will continue the discussion of both tomorrow. Please read the excerpt of Emerson’s “Nature” for class Friday. For Monday: … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Thoreau and Emerson

After finishing our “Civil Disobedience” conversation, we moved into groups to begin changing the method through which we find meaning in poetry with “Men Say They Know Many Things.” Good job 🙂 You shared in your poetry groups a little … Continue reading

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