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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: The American Scholar

After we recapped the ultimate purpose of Thoreau’s “Men Say They Know Many Things”, we read silently this 2011 NY Times article by Gary Gutting titled “What is College for?” I then broke you up into two sides of an … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Thoreau and Emerson

We first shared our timelines in super groups and then turned them in to the inbox. After, we refreshed our memories surrounding “Civil Disobedience” by H.D. Thoreau and its ultimate message to readers. We then read his short poem titled … 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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