12IB Detailed Study: Poetry

 

Page

Poem

group

Date

 

DEMO: DONNE

 

11/12

 

DEMO: DICKINSON

wx

11/13

 

DEMO:WHITMAN

yz

11/13

 

 

 

 

 

John Donne

 

 

1

Holy Sonnets: Batter my heart, three-person'd God *11/19 Per. 7

w

11/17*

2

Holy Sonnets: Death, be not proud

x

11/17

3

Holy Sonnets: If poisonous minerals, and if that tree

y

11/17

4

A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning

z

11/17

 

 

 

 

5

The Triple Fool

w

11/18

6

Woman's Constancy

x

11/18

7

Break of Day

y

11/18

8

The Sun Rising Listen to MP3!

z

11/18

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Dickinson

 

 

13

These are the days when Birds come back

w

11/19

14

It sifts from Leaden Sieves

x

11/19

15

I taste a liquor

y

11/19

16

There's a certain Slant of light *11/18 Per. 2

z

11/19*

 

 

 

 

17

I felt a Funeral in my Brain

w

11/20

18

Because I Could Not Stop for Death

x

11/20

19

I heard a Fly buzz

y

11/20

21

I started Early—Took my Dog

z

11/20

 

 

 

 

 

Walt Whitman

 

 

25

Oh Captain! My Captain! *11/24 Per. 2

w

11/21*

26

Song of Myself #1 I celebrate myself and sing...

Song of Myself #52 The spotted hawk swoops by

x

11/21

27

Song of Myself #6 A child said What is the grass? Listen to MP3!

y

11/21

28

Song of Myself #32 I think I could turn and live with animals

z

11/21

 

 

 

 

29

Beat! Beat! Drums

w

11/24

30

Whoever You are, Holding Me now in Hand

x

11/24

31

There was a Child went Forth

y

11/24

32

I saw in Louisiana a Live Oak Growing *11/21 Per. 2

z

11/24*

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

IB Poetry WorkshoppeDetailed study of poetry for IB English A1

 

LISTENING: (prepare individually; we will collaborate in class)

NOTE: Your "group" is assigned by your Poem 2 for analysis: see schedule grid. EXCUSED from Listening Preps on day of your presentation ONLY (notes still required!)

BEFORE CLASS: Prepare ALL poems for the day (stamped at start of each period):

"GROUP" poem (x if you are x, y if you are y, etc.)

Read whole poem aloud (and listen if posted online).

Colormark whole poem for at least ONE significant literary feature or effect.

In Compo: Write title + author.

Write a specific claim (thesis statement) about the effect/s of your colormarked feature on your interpretation of the poem.

Write a sentence identifying at least ONE mystery in the poem (an ambiguity, need for inference, possible symbol, pattern or break in pattern, invitation to interpretation, etc.)

During presentation, prepare one specific follow-up question.

ALL OTHER poems (w + x + y if you are "z", etc.):

Read poem enough times to develop a clear prose meaning.

Summarize the prose meaning in one or two sentences.

List one to three significant literary features and colormark an example for each.

IN CLASS: (All poems) Take notes on each discussion (during class, stamped next day).

            (Group poem) During presentation, prepare one specific follow-up question.

 

PRESENTING (use your "Poem 2" from white packet, assigned by teacher)

PREPARE YOUR POEM for date assigned:

In Compo: analyze your Poem2 using Perrine/Bowen process (p. 31)

No outside sources/criticism – just you and the poem and Perrine, dictionary and/or encyclopedia

Colormark/annotate text and prepare overhead (transparency OR .doc or gdoc)

Prepare to write and type full commentary outline to turn in (see below)

Extra Credit: Rehearse & record a recitation of Poem 2. Send to MsB in MP3 format at least two days before your presentation date for posting on web.

PRESENT: Literary features observed, interpretive possibilities/openings (5-7min.)

Colormarked/annotated text

Electronic: have PRE-loaded (BEFORE 8:15 AM) and tested on Rm114 Student Terminal for projection. (Save Word 2007 [.docx] in .doc format or convert using NeoOffice.)

Transparency: get blank sheet from MsB and photocopy passage onto it in ERC; colormark using Vis a Vis and/or Expo markers.

TURN IN: Typed commentary outline (like milli-micro IOC—will include your interp!)

Use Commentary Structure handout for organization

commentary work due

11/24/08

 
Intro in COMPLETE PARAGRAPH. Clear claim w/interp!

Xtreme outline of subclaims in grid format, thoroughly discussed!

lit feature

text evidence

effect

Concl in COMPLETE PARAGRAPH.

 


 


Page

Author

Poem

xyz

 

 

Dickinson

DEMO:DICKINSON

wx

 

 

Donne

DEMO:DONNE

y

 

 

Whitman

DEMO:WHITMAN

z

 

1.      

Donne

Holy Sonnets: Batter my heart, three-person'd God

w

 

2.      

Donne

Holy Sonnets: Death, be not proud

x

 

3.      

Donne

Holy Sonnets: If poisonous minerals, and if that tree

y

 

4.      

Donne

A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning

z

 

5.      

Donne

The Triple Fool

w

 

6.      

Donne

Woman's Constancy

x

 

7.      

Donne

Break of Day

y

 

8.      

Donne

The Sun Rising

z

 

9.      

Donne

Hymn to God, My God, in my Sickness

 

 

10.   

Donne

Lovers' Infiniteness

 

 

11.   

Donne

The Flea

 

 

12.   

Donne

Elegy V: His Picture

 

 

13.   

Dickinson

These are the days when Birds come back

w

 

14.   

Dickinson

It sifts from Leaden Sieves

x

 

15.   

Dickinson

I taste a liquor

y

 

16.   

Dickinson

There's a certain Slant of light

z

 

17.   

Dickinson

I felt a Funeral in my Brain

w

 

18.   

Dickinson

Because I Could Not Stop for Death

x

 

19.   

Dickinson

I heard a Fly buzz

y

 

20.   

Dickinson

A narrow Fellow in the Grass

z

 

21.   

Dickinson

I started Early—Took my Dog

 

 

22.   

Dickinson

There is no Frigate

Tell all the truth

 

 

23.   

Dickinson

The bustle in the house

Surgeons must be careful

Wild nights!—Wild nights!

 

 

24.   

Dickinson

"Hope" is the thing with feathers

Much Madness is divinest Sense

 

 

25.   

Whitman

Oh Captain! My Captain!

w

 

26.   

Whitman

Song of Myself #1 I celebrate myself and sing...

Song of Myself #52 The spotted hawk swoops by

x

 

27.   

Whitman

Song of Myself #6 A child said What is the grass?

y

 

28.   

Whitman

Song of Myself #32 I think I could turn and live with animals

z

 

29.   

Whitman

Beat! Beat! Drums

w

 

30.   

Whitman

Whoever You are, Holding Me now in Hand

x

 

31.   

Whitman

There was a Child went Forth

y

 

32.   

Whitman

I saw in Louisiana a Live Oak Growing

z

 

33.   

Whitman

Spirit that Form'd this Scene

 

 

34.   

Whitman

Miracles

 

 

35.   

Whitman

When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer

Sparkles from the Wheel

A Noiseless Patient Spider

 

 

36.   

Whitman

Poem of Remembrance for a Girl or Boy