JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Man I Used to Know" & "Still Believe" by Susan Werner]
Every author's heard the adage, "Write what you know." In a way, it may be argued that every novel, story, poem, and song ever written is the writer's remix of his/her experience of life. Today you have a choice. You may: a)remix ideas/people/places/moments from your own life in a fictional narrative, or b)focus on the lyrics of these two songs and "reverse engineer" the narratives to reflect on the literary techniques and imagine the real thoughts & experiences that may have inspired their use.
2. Poetry mnemonic/analysis quiz
1. Enjoy the weekend
2. Select your next literature analysis novel and begin reading (I will be asking you about it next week as we revisit your essay work and you write on the last one)