Calendar updated

I realized yesterday that I hadn’t taken into account the classes scheduled for this coming Saturday and have adjusted the calendar to reflect that. As far as this Saturday is concerned, class will meet, and we will be having our first short exam, so make sure you are present for class.

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This post was written by Leonardo Flores on October 6, 2010

Love Poems: Interpretation and Strategies

For the next class you need to write at least two paragraphs on one of the following poems:

  • W. H. AUDEN , [Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone] 16
  • ANDREW MARVELL , The Definition of Love 17
  • ANNE BRADSTREET , To My Dear and Loving Husband 18
  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE , [Let me not to the marriage of
  • true minds] 19
  • ALAN BOLD , A Special Theory of Relativity 19
  • SHARON OLDS , Last Night 20
  • STEPHEN DUNN , After Making Love 21
  • DENISE LEVERTOV , Wedding-Ring 22
  • MARY , LADY CHUDLEIGH , To the Ladies 22
  • W. B. Y EATS , A Last Confession 23
  • L I -YOUNG LEE , Persimmons 24

One paragraph should be about your interpretation of the poem– what you think the poet is expressing in all its complexity. The second should be on the strategies employed by the poet to achieve that expression on his/her readers.

Post this in the wall of our Facebook Group before class on Friday.

Enjoy!

p.s. Brownie point opportunity: search for the poems online and post the links as comments on this posting.

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This post was written by Leonardo Flores on September 22, 2010

Homework: Love Poems

Read one of the following poems and post a brief interpretation in our Facebook group:

This is due by Wednesday, Sept. 22.

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This post was written by Leonardo Flores on September 20, 2010

Table of Contents

Our course calendar has the page numbers of the sections assigned for any given day. Here’s a link to the Table of Contents for our textbook.

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This post was written by Leonardo Flores on September 20, 2010

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Textbooks Haven’t Arrived

Our textbook has been ordered through Librería Universal, but haven’t arrived yet. I will notify you all when they have arrived.

We will be using The Norton Introduction to Poetry, 9th edition. Feel free to order it online, if you like. . . just don’t go cheap on shipping. We’ll need it this semester.

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This post was written by Leonardo Flores on September 20, 2010

Sayonara, Tumblr!

I tried to work with Tumblr for a course site, but it just didn’t work out. Tumblr is great if what you need is a simple personal blog to integrate to Facebook and other social media. As a platform for publishing a robust course site, it leaves a lot to be desired.

So welcome to the new site!

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This post was written by Leonardo Flores on September 20, 2010

Join our Facebook Group

Here’s the link: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=151699574853455

This Facebook Group will be our discussion and sharing space for the class.

Your first assignment:

  1. Visit the group page and join it.
  2. Post something about yourself and your interests in poetry
  3. Let’s start discussing poetry. Feel free to post whatever you like related to poetry and the course!

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This post was written by Leonardo Flores on September 20, 2010