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  1. page Fall 2011 edited Block E: 5/3/2012 (Thursday) 5/7/2012 (Monday) Block A: 5/4/2012 (Friday) 5/8/2012 (Tuesday…

    Block E: 5/3/2012 (Thursday)5/7/2012 (Monday)
    Block A: 5/4/2012 (Friday)5/8/2012 (Tuesday)
    Topics
    Poetry "A Raisin in the Sun"
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    Activities
    Look at the review questions for "A Raisin in the Sun" through Scene 1.
    1. Why did Walter ask Ruth what was wrong with her? 2. Why was Ruth upset when Walter gave Travis the money? 3. Who are Willy and Bobo? 4. Walter said, "Damn my eggs . . . damn all the eggs that ever was!" Why? 5. Who is Beneatha? 6. Why was Mama getting a check for $10,000? 7. Why did Beneatha say she wouldn't marry George? 8. What was Beneatha's attitude towards God? 9. What happened to Ruth at the end of Act I Scene One?
    Continue reading through scene 2 of act 1.
    Poetry project for the final exam.
    --Groups of two (No, not three.)
    --Find a poet from the Americas (translations are OK)
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    (By class.)
    --Poems must be of an acceptable sophistication and length. (Sorry, no Dr. Seuss or Shel Silverstein.)
    --Finished projects should be between 1.5 and three minutes. The main grading criteria will be effort, creativity, and successful reading / adaptation of the poem.
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  2. page Fall 2011 edited Block E: 5/3/2012 (Thursday) Block A: 5/4/2012 (Friday) Topics Poetry "A Raisin in the S…

    Block E: 5/3/2012 (Thursday)
    Block A: 5/4/2012 (Friday)
    Topics
    Poetry "A Raisin in the Sun"
    Finding your poets for the final exam.
    Activities
    Look at the review questions for "A Raisin in the Sun" through Scene 1.
    Continue reading through scene 2 of act 1.
    Poetry project for the final exam.
    --Groups of two (No, not three.)
    --Find a poet from the Americas (translations are OK)
    --No two groups can use the same poet. (By class.)
    --Poems must be of an acceptable sophistication and length. (Sorry, no Dr. Seuss or Shel Silverstein.)
    --Finished projects should be between 1.5 and three minutes. The main grading criteria will be effort, creativity, and successful reading / adaptation of the poem.

    Block E: 5/3/2012 (Thursday)
    Block A: 5/4/2012 (Friday)
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    Activities
    Look at Maya Angelou's Phenomenal Woman (Ruthie Foster) and //Still I Rise// (Ben Harper)
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    this poetry?
    Continue reading from "A Raisin in the Sun"
    Write a class poem about one of the characters that mimics Angelou's style.
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Thursday, May 3

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/20/opinion/tupac-live-and-onstage.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
    This article is about a posthumous concert that “Tupac” is currently performing. Although Tupac Amaru Shakur was shot down years ago, during the East Coast West Coast rap feud, a hologram was created to be used during concerts. The hologram is surprisingly real and authentic. Many people who attend the concert were excited and surprised to see a almost-real Tupac Shakur. For many people, Tupac was a hero and a role model, and after his death, they lost a leader and an inspirational figure. Therefore, even a hologram was appealing for many people. “Tupac” performed in the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and people expect “him” to perform more in the future.
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    to “reality.”
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    This article is about a posthumous concert that “Tupac” is currently performing. Although Tupac Amaru Shakur was shot down years ago, during the East Coast West Coast rap feud, a hologram was created to be used during concerts. The hologram is surprisingly real and authentic. Many people who attend the concert were excited and surprised to see a almost-real Tupac Shakur. For many people, Tupac was a hero and a role model, and after his death, they lost a leader and an inspirational figure. Therefore, even a hologram was appealing for many people. “Tupac” performed in the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and people expect “him” to perform more in the future.
    The author utilizes different rhetorical devices to convey his message. He says that although the hologram is surprisingly authentic and resembles Tupac, there is a lack of complexity that the real Tupac Shakur brought. The author utilizes polysyndetons to show the elements that the hologram lacks - “they sing the same, and rap the same, and have the same distinctive tattoos and hand gestures” - and the emphasis that the author puts on the simplistic nature of the hologram helps the readers understand the shortcomings of the hologram. The author also uses apostrophes, the calling of dead people to writing, by referring to John Lennon and other deceased figures in the music industry. He poses a question to the audience whether other deceased figures can also be brought back to “reality.”
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Wednesday, May 2

  1. page Fall 2011 edited Block E: 4/30/2012 5/3/2012 (Thursday) Block A: 5/4/2012 (Friday) Topics Poetry "A Rais…

    Block E: 4/30/20125/3/2012 (Thursday)
    Block A: 5/4/2012 (Friday)
    Topics
    Poetry "A Raisin in the Sun"
    Maya Angelou
    Activities
    Look at Maya Angelou's Phenomenal Woman (Ruthie Foster) and //Still I Rise// (Ben Harper)
    What makes this poetry?
    Continue reading from "A Raisin in the Sun"
    Write a class poem about one of the characters that mimics Angelou's style.
    Block E: 5/2/2012
    (Wednesday) (International
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    Block A: 5/1/2012 (Thursday)5/2/2012 (Wedneday)
    Topics
    The Moderns and "A Raisin in the Sun"
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Tuesday, May 1

  1. page TaeyoonKim edited ... According to the Korea IT News report, the surface of the iPhone will be “smooth like liquid.”…
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    According to the Korea IT News report, the surface of the iPhone will be “smooth like liquid.” In this article, the author uses simile to illustrate the significant difference Liquidmetal would make when Apple decides to utilize the material to design the new chassis design for the upcoming iPhone 5. The description of Liquidmetal, “Liquidmetal is a class of patented amorphous metal alloys with unique properties including high strength, high wear resistance against scratching and denting, and a good strength-to-weight ratio,” makes it difficult for some individuals to clearly depict the new iPhone’s appearance. By using such a simile, author Christina Bonnington assists the readers to properly depict a lucid image of the upcoming product in the readers’ minds.
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    What's luck
    Luck is impossible
    We don't need luck
    Black Jesus off wall now
    Oh Wait

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    According to the Korea IT News report, the surface of the iPhone will be “smooth like liquid.” In this article, the author uses simile to illustrate the significant difference Liquidmetal would make when Apple decides to utilize the material to design the new chassis design for the upcoming iPhone 5. The description of Liquidmetal, “Liquidmetal is a class of patented amorphous metal alloys with unique properties including high strength, high wear resistance against scratching and denting, and a good strength-to-weight ratio,” makes it difficult for some individuals to clearly depict the new iPhone’s appearance. By using such a simile, author Christina Bonnington assists the readers to properly depict a lucid image of the upcoming product in the readers’ minds.
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