Syllabus and Schedule
Syllabus and schedule (updated 6 Dec)
Tips and General Concepts
- How to Analyze a Poem
- Writing About Poetry under Pressure: Tips
- Midterm Prep with "Mrs. Midas"
- A Poem for Practice: "Pomegranate"
- Scanning a Poem for Rhythm, a Checklist
- Summary of Key Chapters/Topics + Works we Discussed
- Sample Annotated poem: "Mrs. Midas"
- Pre-writing for a researched article: a sample
- Sample (Lit, partial) Research Proposal + Annotated Bibliography
- Sample (Argument, complete) Annotated Bibliography
- Sample of informal citing for an online forum: A.S. Byatt on Fairy Tales
- Sample explications/analyses of "After great pain, a formal feeling comes--"
- "Cold" by A. S. Byatt
- "Happy Endings"
- Song Lyrics as Poetry: "And Then You're Gone," "But Now I'm Back"
- "Mrs. Midas" by Carol Ann Duffy
- Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw (the whole e-text)
- Writing About Literature for Laymen, a Selection
- "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe
- Poems to Practice Scanning--a collection
- The New MLA--Principles for the Changes
- Casey at the Bat
- Poems to Practice Analyzing Figurative Language
Related to "Cold"
- "What's Wrong With Cinderella" by Peggy Orenstein
- A.S. Byatt Guardian interview
- Some Comments by and about A.S. Byatt
- More on Updating Fairy Tales & Myths
- "Little Red Riding Hood: A Critical Theory Approach" by Jenna Gardner
Related to Shaw
- GBS: The elevator speech
- GBS: A Biographical essay
- GBS: A chronology
- Henry Higgins in our age
- Pygmalion Adaptations: A Selection
- "On the Steps of the Palace"--Sonheim's genius with sound effects
- "There Are Giants in the Sky"--more Sonheim
- Benchmark Essay (in class)
- Midterm (poetry, in class)
- Research Project, overview
- Introductory Writing Prompt
- Response questions to "Cold" sections one & two
- Response Questions for Pygmalion #1
- Response Questions for Pygmalion #2
- Song Lyrics as Poetry
- Imagery Exercise with Song Lyrics
- Final Reflection
- Extra Credit with Cultural Events
- Extra Credit Option: "Chance Developments"