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Honors 11: “Nature”, Thoreau’s Poetry and Fun

We first shared out our thoughts on “Nature” and how it aids in our understanding of transcendentalist ideas courtesy of the “father of transcendentalism,” Emerson. We then wrote out a claim on the poem handout that worked to indicate similarities … Continue reading

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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

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: Transcendentalism/Thoreau

We began today sharing/scoring our AP Lit style Whitman/Ginsberg poetry comparison “essays.” You turned those in after. You were then given these two Thoreau poems to annotate individually and then in small groups. We will discuss tomorrow. Make sure “Nature” … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Whitman and Ginsberg Poems

Today, after the “open dialogue” (cough* debate *cough) concerning whether or not college is the most necessary next step after high school using Gutting’s article and Emerson’s work, we discussed your poem explication/writing homework. Good job with the dialogue 🙂 … 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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