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Posted: September 30, 2010

Answer the following questions with supporting evidence from the text.   1. What is the theme of the story? Discuss. Do you disagree or agree with Hemingway? 2. The story contains two levels of narrative: Harry's dialogues with Helen and his stream of consciousness. Discuss each of the five flashbacks. What elements do each contain? 3. Why did Harry go on the safari? 4. a. Descibe Harry. Describe Helen. b. What kind of relationship do they have? Be specific. 5. Hemingway uses symbols throughout the story. What do each of the following represent: a. leopard b. mountain/plains c. hyena d. Helen 6. The cause of Harry's death is ironic. Discuss. 7. Hemingway uses three physical details to describe the approach of death. What are they?

Posted: September 29, 2010

Finish reading "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" for Thursday.

Posted: September 27, 2010

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Posted: September 24, 2010

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Sun, Sep 26/10 9:00 pm
 "A Drowning" by Mark Ferguson, the painting "Fall of Icarus" by Brueghel, the poem "Musee des Beaux Arts" by W.H. Auden, and the poem "Landscape With the Fall of Icarus" by William Carlos Williams.    Scoring Rubric for “A Drowning” Project 10 marks  for each question.  Completely answered; supporting detail where needed.  (30 marks) 10 marks for quality of the information package.  Neatness.  Originality.  Presentation. 10 marks for spelling and mechanics of writing. Total 50 Marks  

Posted: September 23, 2010

We have started a project looking at the short story "A Drowning" by Mark Ferguson, the painting "Fall of Icarus" by Brueghel, the poem "Musee des Beaux Arts" by W.H. Auden, and the poem "Landscape With the Fall of Icarus" by William Carlos Williams.  The completed project is due Monday, September 27th.  Class time will be given Thursday and Friday of this week to complete the assignment.

Posted: September 21, 2010

We started to look at the story "A Drowning" by Mark Ferguson.  Questions 1 a - d were assigned for class tomorrow.

Posted: September 20, 2010

Posted: September 17, 2010

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Sun, Sep 19/10 9:00 pm
Do not forget your two John Updike stories:  Tomorrow and Tomorrow and So Forth /  A&P

Posted: September 16, 2010

1. First Article of the Week is due.  Make sure you have it in your duotang.   2.  Finish reading A & P by John Updike.  As you read closely, make notations concerning the following two questions:       1. Do you think the girls meant to cause trouble by coming to the store in bathing suits? Find supporting evidence. 2. Explain the sheep references in the story. Is Sammy a sheep? Why or why not?  

Posted: September 15, 2010

Complete questions 5 - 8 for "Tomorrow and Tomorrow and So Forth".  Do not forget about your Article of the Week for Friday.

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