Wednesday April 30th

Each student received a copy of the 6-point rubric from the English 12 provincial exam and an example of a 6 essay.

  1. Students read the scale. As a class look at 4,5,6 descriptions.
  2. Each student receives an individual copy of the “6” exemplar.
  3. In groups of 2-3, students discuss each of the “4” exemplars. Students take individual notes of the “4” essays’ strengths and weaknesses. (Why is it not a 2 or a 6?)
  4. Small groups report why the essays received a 4 instead of higher or lower to the class.

Poems – Tuesday April 22nd

Over the next several days we will be analyzing the following poems
Explain the significance of the structure of the poem (what it looks like, verse order, any poetic devices)

Because I Could Not Stop for Death by Emily Dickensen Because I Could Not Stop For Death

I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed by Emily Dickensen I taste a liquor never brewed

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost The Road Not Taken

After Apple-Picking by Robert Frost After Apple Picking

Wind Cries Mary by Jimi Hendrix WindCriesMary

Examples of Poetic Devices in “I Have a Dream”

Today we discussed the following examples of allusions, metaphors, similes, symbols, and repetition

“5 score”, “Emancipation Proclamation” “100 years later”

‘flames….injustice’ ‘manacles…segregation” “chains of discrimination”

‘Exile in his own land’ Gradualism

“a promisory note” “a bad cheque” ” insufficient funds” Bankcrupt “bank of justice”

“Autumn of freedom and equality” “Whirlwinds of revolt”

“Palace of justice” “justice rolls down like water”, “righteousness like a mighty stream”

”an ocean of material prosperity”

“now is the time”

“thirst for freedom” “drink from the cup of bitterness”

“go back”

“quicksand of racial injustice in the solid rock of brotherhood”

“I have a dream” “we hold these truths self-evident” “all men created equal”
“mountain of despair; stone of hope”
“let freedom ring”

“lonely island of poverty”

“discord of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood”

“cannot be satisfied”

“crooked line straight”

“go back”