I loved to read this poem because it was easy to understand .It was cool when Mr. Molina a Karen read out loud this poem, maybe that is why I loved this story because I was able to imagine them as the characters from the poem. How would you revise your essays if you had more time? If I had more time to revise my essays I would look back to my arguments and check to see if the sources that I used are valid and relatable to my sentence. Sometimes I get writer’s block and so I just whatever comes to my mind, even if it does not make sense. This
Finally, I had realized that the poem is something that I already had some knowledge on from another class that I had been taking during the year. Realizing this allowed for me to analyze in much more detail what historical events and ideas some of the lines and the entire poem were referencing which made the poem more powerful to me. Being able to connect the different lines of the poem to things that I had previously learned was interesting to me. All of these factors were what made this poem interesting enough for me to choose this poem over some of the other poems that I had been considering. This poem delves into not only the meaning of the Ghost Dance and why it was used, but also the aftermath and reflection of it in the later stanzas.
I think that allusions are a great tool for literature. They provide information such as what the character believes in and what society is like to the audience. I think that the Shakespearean audience would have understood the allusions because it is during their time period and they understand what everything is like. Yet, if this play was acted today, I don 't think that all of the allusions would be understood. This is because of how different the worlds are today.
As the nature of this letter implies, I have finished Thomas Foster’s book, How to Read Literature like a Professor. It was intriguing and helped me to see things that otherwise I wouldn’t have noticed. Even some of the topics that seemed common sense were given greater significance after he explained them. For example, the chapter on the seasons the concepts/meanings are commonly known yet seeing how they fall into play in an actual story is fascinating. I never considered that the seasons could be incorporated in such complex ways short of plot, theme, mood, and setting.
Did Shakespeare receive help writing his plays? As many other writers shakespeare did receive help. Shakespeare wrote his plays with other writers ideas that inspired him. In Act 1 of Macbeth shakespeare used “Holinshed’s Chronicle” as a source to write Macbeth. Holinshed 's chronicles were a historic analysis of events, which present historians have dismissed.
I went soul searching to find out what I really did like about english. I found out that I loved novels that somehow tied into life happening all around me. I learned how to visualize what I was reading and ask questions that helped me dive deeper into my own way of thinking. As far as AP English being a bad experience I was pushing the envelope a little bit. It was a bad experience because I made it one.
Before, I loved reading just for pleasure. The world of fantasy intrigued me, and I couldn’t move on. However, high school opened a new portal: reading for the fun of learning. Although it took a while before I appreciated Shakespeare, I’ve always loved reading books, so it wasn’t a surprise. Books were my most loyal companions during my childhood, dedicated to fending off loneliness and boredom.
Following the life of Macbeth through these years, we must take into account the historical context of MacBeth as both a play and as a historical figure, we must also take into account the context of the performance history. With Macbeth rebothered being originally a radio play we had to devise and develop the staging independently from the script and the original source material. During the pre production we use improvisation to devise the scenes, this helped us out greatly as we could change and adapt things on the fly, we could also see how the script developed throughout the play and adapt our improvisations and the scenes to make this clear to the audience and to ourselves. The historical context of Macbeth as a real person and also as a fictional character was something that we were adamant should be used during our devising process. As a result of this I believe our characters are well-rounded and developed as all the actors have read and discussed the historical accounts of the people involved for example I am playing the character Macbeth and during my research I discovered that he was not King of Scotland but Alba, I feel this help me to develop my portrayal of Macbeth as I am fully aware of the events of the time surrounding these events if I haven't done research then I don't believe my portrail would be as effective as it is
As the whole class rushes to sit in a circle eager to discuss the novel we were supposed to have read, I try my hardest to be the furthest from the teacher in hopes that the bell will ring before it is my turn to talk. The truth is that I did not finish the book. I desperately attempted to make it past the first chapter, but couldn’t bring myself to do it. Each page was filled with so much detail that is was overwhelming and exhausting. This is how I felt every time we were assigned a novel to read in English class.
Reading a novel about novels is a hidden pleasure that many people, especially within the English community, indulge in. A novel such as How to Read Literature like a Professor brings joy to the reader because it awakens the senses he or she has become numb to in reading. This novel brings fun and irony back into reading literature and makes the reader remember why literature is important. In the eyes of non-professors, books are just a way to keep records and entertain the few. This is true, however, in reality, books serve the eternal purpose to expand communication between humans and bring
In conclusion, I believe that reading Shakespeare today should still be allowed in education. Shakespeare permits the present day to perceive life from the past, his work still affects people and peoples opinions today, and his work is a strong basis of what other literate professionals reference
I learned about thinking intentionally through AP English Language and Composition class. From the beginning of class, we talked about intentionality, both in reading and writing. Reading intentionally means that you are thinking and questioning about how the writer uses that word, phrase, or syntax to build its argument, whereas writing intentionally refers to you are questioning yourself why you choose that word, phrase, or syntax to persuade your audience. In the past two months, I started to think of how the diction build up the tone of the writer, how each sentence and paragraph work rhetorically, and how all these elements together persuade the audience. For example, I would look at the syntax structure.
Chapter five of How To Read Literature Like An English Professor is about how Shakespeare is prominent in both old and current works of literature and in the media. Foster states “He’s everywhere, in every literary form you can think of. And he’s never the same: every age and every writer reinvents its own Shakespeare.” (33). So why Shakespeare? Foster states “There is a kind of authority lent by something being almost universally known, where one has only to utter certain lines and people nod their heads in recognition.” (38).
We as young scholars can easily comprehend the importance of literature, but if our reach to success is limited to only one source of information then we would not be able to comprehend the full expansion of knowledge. The fictional novel Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury expresses the critical aspects and values of reading books and that censoring out books including fiction limits the knowledge of a society. Although non-fiction adds additional preparation towards the understanding of information of the real world, fiction should absolutely be a primary part of the learning experience at least until college levels because it allows students to expand their imagination to spark creative ideas, does not limit their capability of expression through literature, and gives them a passion to reading. There are countless
It is fast and easy and greatly helps when writing essays, research papers, etc. However, when I read the list GRE word lists, my head spun a little. Very few words on those lists are used in everyday conversation. I think it would be arcane for most as well as an aberration to arbitrarily incorporate them into a sentence. (OK… I admit, I had fun trying to fit these vocab words into a sentence… I am pretty sure, it was an epic-fail, but would love to hear what Professor Cline thinks!?)