Homework and quiz 1 on Annotations was handed back while students filled out a profile sheet. If students did not have the pertinent information, they are able to bring the information back at a later date and add it to Mrs. Lee's file.
The annotations of "By Any Other Name" by Santha Rau were checked along with a hard copy heavily edited by the writer. Meanwhile students worked on characterizing Santha Rau's "character" in her memoir.
The class was then engaged in a discussion about Imagery, the significance of the title, characterization and what I like to call the "Stop and Think Moments" in text. This discussion was initiated and will be extended to the next class.
1. Write a weblog of at least 300 words discussing the quote from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet,
|What’s in a name? that which we call a rose|
|By any other name would smell as sweet;||48|
|So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,|
|Retain that dear perfection which he owes|
|Without that title. (II.ii.47-51)|
Would you say that you agree with Shakespeare? Is a name ineffectual in that the thing does not change? Or perhaps you'd say that you disagree? Can the quality of something change if it is given a new name?
2. Your final drafts for your Memoir is Wednesday, September 19th. Turn in a hard copy including all components listed on the Memoir Assignment page located in the Contents section of the Edline Page in the folder marked 'Memoir Unit'. Also turn in an ecopy of your paper to http://turnitin.com
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