Since our class was cancelled due to inclement weather, I am turning our intended class writing activity into a homework assignment. You have until class time on Monday 2/25 to complete this, but it would be more helpful for you to do this exercise before submitting your formal essay draft as it may help you work through some confusion about the assignment.
I have posted the PowerPoint that I would have used for today’s lesson under “Calendar & Readings.” In addition, I prepared a handout on any questions I anticipated you may have asked during class today if we had met as usual. Please read through both the PowerPoint and the handout as they are crucial.
For homework, read the posted PowerPoint and handout on interpretive problems. Then, in a comment on this post, respond to these questions:
- Which poem have you chosen to write about for your essay?
- What is the interpretive problem for this text that your essay would address?
- Why is this interpretive problem an important question to ask of this text?
- What are two to three main pieces of evidence from the poem that would be important to consider in finding a solution/answer to your interpretive question?
Lastly, regarding the due dates for our formal draft and final essay drafts – the formal draft is now due at 11:59pm on Friday, February 22nd and the final draft is now due at 11:59pm on Monday, March 4th. The calendar has been updated to reflect this, and so has the assignment prompt handout posted under the “Assignments” page.