Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sylvia Plath

Please read or listen to Plath read the following poems:

"Daddy,"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hHjctqSBwM
"Lady Lazarus,"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hHjctqSBwM
 "Tulips,"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIQojFKUfto

"Mad Girl's Love Song,"(a villanelle) and

"Mirror"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nZht4WMoMo

Write a response to these poems and post on the blog by Thursday.

Write a poem inspired by Plath for Friday's class.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Active vs. Passive Voice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dn4Axx9BmhY
https://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/CCS_activevoice.html
http://www.grammar-worksheets.com/worksheets/Lesson.Voice.Active.Passive.pdf
http://www.garfieldhs.org/ourpages/auto/2009/5/21/50456963/CST_prep_passive_voice.pdf

Hawthorne

http://americanliterature.com/author/nathaniel-hawthorne/short-story/dr-heideggers-experiment

http://www.online-literature.com/poe/125/

William Carlos Williams

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/learning/guide/178804#poem
However, it is the archetypal example of Williams' oft-quoted maxim "no ideas but in things", the extreme simplicity of the language and the precise placing of each visual element an argument for clear sight in poetry, stripped of conventional symbolism.

http://www.classicshorts.com/stories/force.html

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Reflection due April 7th- All Classes Post Here



Please take a moment to comment on Dennis Mannion's presentation regarding his experiences in Vietnam.  Take the opportunity to ask questions and make connections between the presentation, The Things They Carried, and Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam.

Sonnet Links

1. Form Group
2. Choose Poem
3. Research Poem Meaning & Poet
4. Assign Lines
5. Introduce individuals, give a sonnet fact, give a brief overview of the poem (what does the poem seem to be about?), state title and poet, read poem.
6. Practice several times and then tape.

http://www.thehypertexts.com/Best%20Sonnets.htm

http://www.cprw.com/Misc/finch2.htm

http://popsonnet.tumblr.com/

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson830/sonnet-links.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonnet

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poem/179622#poem

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sean Parnell- Blog Post

Author of the best seller Outlaw Platoon, Parnell shares the horrific event that he experienced on his first day of combat and discusses the need for more support for vets returning home.  Please offer your reaction and/ or connection to TTTC.  
http://video.pbs.org/video/2215703401/

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/17/opinion/david-brooks-the-moral-injury.html?action=click&contentCollection=Opinion&module=MostEmailed&version=Full&region=Marginalia&src=me&pgtype=article

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/link-between-ptsd-and-violent-behavior-is-weak/2012/03/31/gIQApYFZnS_story.html