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Posted: May 27, 2019

Research essay are due this Friday.  Get your essay in early for MLA check.

Posted: May 16, 2019

The rewrite for those absent today for the King Lear Acts 1-3 test will be tomorrow (Friday, May 17th) at noon in my room.

Posted: April 26, 2019

Act 1, Scene 2


Shakespeare used the soliloquy to great effect in order to express some of the personal thoughts and emotions of characters


1.  Translate Edmund's soliloquy (lines 1 - 22).  Rewrite it in one of the following voices:


a.  a Miramichier


b.  a gangsta rapper (radio friendly edit)


c.  a hippy


d.  a cowboy


Maintain the ideas of Edmund, but use language and diction which fits the voice you have selected.


2.  Discuss the following lines:


 25-26    31-36    39    63-65    71-74    75-76   90-92    103-104    118-133   135-136


163    176-181


3.  Why does Shakespeare include the parallel plots?  Why does he want to repeat the same idea?


NOTE:  Questions 1 is due Monday

             Value 15  

Posted: March 20, 2019

Finish questions for Dressing for the Carnival and finish reading and annotating The Metaphor.

Posted: March 20, 2019


Things Fall Apart Personal Essay

Things Fall Apart is a novel that deals with a number of important themes and motifs.  One aspect of Igbo culture that one reads about is the different roles for males and females; these roles are very clearly defined. 

How would you define the roles of males and females in 2019?  Define what it means to be a man. Define what it means to be a woman.  These should be your own definitions of gender and gender roles. Be specific.


Your essay is to be 3 pages + work cited page (must have Achebe’s novel on it).  Double spaced. Font 12. Times New Roman.  Follow MLA format.   Plagiarism will result in a mark of zero. 

Value: 100

Due:  April 2, 2019  (pass your typed essay in by Friday March 29th if you want it checked for MLA format)


Posted: December 10, 2018

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Posted: December 3, 2018

Posted: December 2, 2018

Essays are due Tuesday. Get them passed in tomorrow for an MLA format check.


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