Talk to one another - This worked well at the beginning of the year, but then we got away from it with assignment-based blogs. Not any more. Discussion is back!!!!
Overall, choose a poem or two to explore. Answer:
1) What is this poem's overall message?
2) What connections, if any, can I make to Animal Farm?
3) What is my opinion of its idea?
I encourage arguments regarding interpretations.
John Lennon's Imagine - This is a popular song, but what is it really saying? Do you agree?
Charlie and the M.T.A. - Be sure to read the history here and look for irony in how this song is currently used.
Billy Collins - Schoolville - One of my favorites
Robert Lax - The Alley Violinist - Scroll down to find this one
Bob Dylan's Maggie Farm - Avoid the obvious connections here
Wallace Stevens' - The Emperor of Ice-Cream - A difficult one, but I remember giving an explication of this poem in my 10th grade Honors class - years and years ago. There are study guides online for this, but I want you to give it a whirl on your own!!! :)
Here is a video for Charlie on the MTA:
Here is a video for John Lennon's Imagine:
good luck - Blog is due Wednesday December 12th.