Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February 29

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Four Seasons/Allegro from Spring" by Vivaldi*; "Four Seasons" Mongolian folk music; "Four Sticks" by Led Zeppelin]

Leap year got me thinking about the number four.  Four seasons, four quarters to a whole, four year Olympiads, presidential terms, etc.  Be creative: using what you know about the number four, imagine how an author could use this as a symbol in fiction.  (Bring in examples if you can think of some, and also consider the significance of other numbers-- like the culturally lucky "3" or the "10" of iambic pentameter).

1. Journal/check LA notes
2. Sonnet read-around

1. Finish LA
2. Prepare a brief for your LA: one paragraph per open essay question that provides relevant information that would help others learn enough about your book to answer the question

*How cool is this?  While researching Jon's p.2 question about whether the "Four Seasons" included a chorale (yes, I checked Wikipedia) in class, I discovered that Vivaldi actually composed the works to accompany four...wait for it... SONNETS!  As someone (Gary?) said, "The circle is complete."

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