Takaya Canoe trip April 21st

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Thursday, April 19th

We continued with our King Lear  / Poetry unit with comparisons and synthesis of passages from the play with poems from Themes on the Journey.  We compared Edmund’s speech in I.ii. with “The Old Convict” (39), and carried on to II.iii..

We will continue writing “journal entries” as we go in preparation for the provincial exam.

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Tuesday, April 17th

The Flattery Sonnets were due today.

We read and discussed “Keine Lazarovitch” (55) and made up a found poem on a parental figure before continuing with King Lear.  We are currently in I.iv..

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Friday, April 13th

We reviewed the SONNET FORM today using “How do I love Thee?” (26) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  Your sonnet is due on Tuesday, April 17th.  It should follow the conventions of a sonnet such as:

  • iambic pentametre
  • 14 lines
  • rhyme scheme  (abab cdcd efef gg OR  abbaabba cdcdcd)
  • use figurative language and other poetic devices
  • note that the Petrarchan sonnet has a problem/solution or contrasting situation format in the octave and sestet

We then continued working through I.i. of King Lear.

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Wednesday, April 11th

After returning The Taming of the Shrew papers, we carried on with King Lear.  We are in the middle of I.i. when King Lear asks his daughters to compete for his kingdom with declarations of how much each loves him.  To simulate this situation, you will all write a “flattery sonnet” to me to win marks.

Your sonnet is due on Tuesday, April 17th.  It should follow the conventions of a sonnet such as:

  • iambic pentametre
  • 14 lines
  • rhyme scheme  (abab cdcd efef gg OR  abbaabba cdcdcd)
  • use figurative language and other poetic devices

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Monday, April 9th

We wrote the in class composition on The Taming of the Shrew today.  Next class, we will continue our study of King Lear and POETRY.

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Thursday, April 5th

Using TODAYSMEET, we matched quotations from the play to Biderman’s Chart of Coercion.  Then we finished watching and discussing The Taming of the Shrew, paying particular attention to Kate’s speech in V.ii..

Next class you will be writing on ONE of two topics on this play.  Review the key passages.

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Tuesday, April 3rd

We did a quick review of The Taming of the Shrew before launching into Act IV.  We are currently in V.i. and we shall finish the play next class. Go over III.ii.- IV. v. looking for quotations that illustrate Biderman’s chart of coercion techniques used by Petruchio on Kate.

Be prepared to write about the play on Monday, April 9th.

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Thursday, March 15th

We started off with a brief discussion on the genre of romantic comedies, and applied these ideas to The Taming of the Shrew.  We then continued watching and discussing the play, getting as far as the end of III.ii., and noting, in particular, references to the ideal woman, the shrew, methods of coercion, and humour techniques ( pun, bawdy humour, slapstick, irony, absurdity, wit…).  There will be a written assignment on this play, so it would behoove you to note the key passages.  Here are the passages we covered today:

March 15th passages

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Tuesday, March 13th

Your Othello inspired poem is due on Thursday, March 15th. See Friday’s post for the details.

We started The Taming of the Shrew today, getting up to II.i.142 by watching the Zefirelli production and looking at key passages.

March 13 passages

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