Pre-AP 10--April 13-17
This week we will complete a short writing workshop trouble shooting some common errors in academic papers. We will continue our lead up to the multi genre research project and our study of The Sun Also Rises.
I will be staying after school this week from 3:00-5:00 p.m., on Wednesday and Thursday, to work with students on their essays. It will be an open door and they can come and go as it suits their schedules. All students will need to be picked up by 5:00.
Helful Links for Writing an Annotated Bibliogrpahy
1. Paraphrasing and Summarizing -- https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/563/02/
2. Evaluating a resource -- https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/553/03/
Pre-AP 10 Due Dates
a. Tuesday, April 14, 2015 -- Students look over their instructions for the multi genre research projects
b. Monday, April 20, 2015 -- Final Drafts for A Midsummer Night's Dream essays
c. Wednesday, April 22, 2015 -- 10 source, annotated bibliograpy due for multi genre research project
From the earliest written rhymes to the latest top-40 radio hit, love is among the eternal themes for poetry. Most love poetry seems to fall into one of two categories. Either the poem sings the praises of the beloved and the unending joys of love in overly exaggerated terms. Or the poet laments the loss of love with such bitterness and distress that it seems like the end of life. Anyone who has been in love, though, can tell that both of these views are limited and incomplete and that real love is neither entirely joyous, or entirely sad. In Sonnet 116, “Let me not to the marriage of true minds,” Shakespeare creates a more realistic image of love. By balancing negative with positive images and language, this sonnet does a far better job than thousands of songs and poems before and since, defining love in all its complexities and contradictions.
Though more than 400 years have passed since Shakespeare wrote his sonnets, some things never change, and among these is the nature of complex human emotions. In a mere fourteen lines, Shakespeare succeeds where many others have failed by providing a much more satisfying definition of love than and individual might normally see in one dimensional, strictly happy or sad poetry. The love he describes is the sort that not everyone is lucky enough to find –a “marriage of true minds”—complicated, unsettling, and very real.