The mystery text assignment is up. Read through the assignment prompt and bring any questions etc. to class.
For Thursday, we’ll be talking about Robert Frost’s poetry. As you annotate the poems, use your annotations to point out connections between the Frost poem and any of our previous five writers and their texts. (Make at least three annotations.)
In keeping with your emerging theme of “haunting,” let’s read some poetry by Edgar Lee Masters and Edwin Arlington Robinson. Make at least two annotations on Masters’ poems and two annotations on Robinson’s poems.
At first glance, the poems may seem a bit simple. However, I actually think they’re pretty weird, a lot weirder than most people give either Masters or Robinson credit for. Do you find anything in the poems odd or unsettling?
For Thursday, let’s read “The Dynamo and the Virgin,” an excerpt from The Education of Henry Adams. Make three annotations as you read – – try to annotate specific places in the essay where you have questions and/or find things confusing.