JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "The Green Gentlemen" by Panic! At the Disco; "White Blank Page" by Mumford & Sons; "Junk Food Junkie" by Larry Groce]
A talented athlete is "poetry in motion." A gourmet meal is "poetry on a plate." The metaphor carries connotations of aesthetic excellence that resonate deep within the beating heart of humanity. So why don't more people READ poetry? In terms of communication (i.e., getting an idea across to an audience), how is poetry more or less effective than prose? Give this some thought before you answer.
1. Journal/return work
2. Lit terms test ("Wonder if they've ever done anything like this before... MWAHAHAHAHA!" Just kidding. About the last part. Mostly.)
3. Preview of next week's attractions
1. Read the post on promotion (will be posted Saturday morning), review everyone's ideas, and comment to the thread with three steps you will take this weekend.
2. Act on your performative utterance; take the steps.
3. Research "A Tale of Two Cities" and "Great Expectations" and decide with your partner who will read which book.
4. Find a poem worth loving and post it to your blog, along with your reason(s) for choosing it.
5. Check the "Collaborative Working Groups" page update Saturday-- on Tuesday we'll be formalizing these.
6. DON'T FORGET TO BRING YOUR I.D. MONDAY FOR LIBRARY.