New Unit: Gorgeous Words

Unit Question: How does language become beautiful?
AOI: Human Ingenuity
Enduring Understanding: Language can be crafted to create different works for different cultural purposes.

For the week of January 30-February 3, read and annotate Merchant of Venice Act 1 Scene 1.

For the week of January 30-February 3 and February 6-10, read and annotate the following poems:

Introduction to Poetry by Billy Collins (Holt, page 622)
The Naming of Cats by T. S. Elliot (Holt page 686)
Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden
Blackberry Eating by Galway Kinnell

*for copyright reasons, I cannot post the poems in full text here. You will need to refer to the Holt text and the links.

When you read the poems, focus on the layers of meaning.

Layers of Meaning

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