The Romantic Poets Writer's Notebook Entries
Warm ups are 1/2 page or 150 words. Full entries are 1 full page or 300-350 words
3/22: "The Raft of the Medusa": write down your first impressions of the painting. After hearing the story, comment on the imagery, characterization, symbols, tone, and theme of the piece
3/23: Brief entry: connect three moderns songs to one of the characteristics of Romantic Literature, and briefly explain he connection.
3/26: Wordsworth-Answer the following questions: 1) Where is a specific place you appreciate because of its beauty? 2) What is your favorite element of nature? 3) What do you do and where do you go when life becomes overwhelming? Next, go wander for 10 minutes. Then, write about it. Where did you go? What did you experience?
3/28: Wordsworth part 2-Reread your response for #1 or #3. Underline a word, line, or phrase where your writing is poetic. If you reread #1, you will read "Composed Upon Westminster Bridge" from the Wordsworth hand out. If you reread #2, read "The World Is Too Much With Us." Using the What Might I Write About hand out provide your critical reading of the poem in which you write about how Wordsworth creates meaning through a literary device.
3/29: Coleridge-Daydream for 5 minutes. Then, in your Writer's Notebook, write about where your mind went. Read "Kubla Khan" and draw it.
4/3: "Kubla Khan"-Explicate the poem for some sense of tone and what the "vision in a dream" could be a metaphor for.
4/5: "Mutability"-Warm up: How do you react to change? Read the poem and answer the following prompt: What is Shelley observing about humans' reactions to unpredictability and random events? What literary devices does Shelley employ to achieve these observations?
4/9: William Blake-Warm up: Read the article in Google Classroom about the plight of children Chimney sweeps during the Romantic and Victorian Eras. Take notes on what you find shocking. Read Blake's 2 poems of the same name from "Songs of Innocence" and "Songs of Experience" respectively. Then write about a current social or political issue/problem, discuss and what makes it controversial and difficult to solve.
4/11: Keats-Warm up: What one object that you own is most important to you. Why? What does this object convey about you? Activity-walk around WHS for 20 minutes. Take pictures of 5 concrete items that represent your experience here. Write about them-How do they represent your time here? Why those objects? What will you miss about your time here?
4/12: Keats-read "Ode on a Grecian Urn." Note the paradoxes. What does Keats mean by the last couple lines regarding truth and beauty? How does this apply to the urn?
*4/13-WRITER'S NOTEBOOKS DUE!*