Fact of the Day
Transcript Fact of the Day
Fact of the Day
Lack-O-Lanterns weren’t always made of pumpkins. They were first made out
This began in Ireland between 6 and 4 thousand years ago.
They were created to keep away evil spirits.
October 31, 2012
The New Colossus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
Giacomo da Lentini
Italian poet in the 13th Century
Senior poet an a school in Sicily.
Made Famous by Francesco Petrarca
Italian Scholar in the mid 1300’s
Review of Sonnet Qualifications
14 lines in Iambic pentameter
Octave (Introduces a question or problem)
Sestet (provides resolution)
Octave a, b, b, a, a, b, b, a
Sestet offers numerous ways.
Count off by 3’s.
Work together to create a Petrarchan Sonnet.
You may look back to the previous slides on your netbooks for the guidelines.
Start by making your paper like this:
Different Sestet Rhyme Schemes
Group 1: c-d-e-c-d-e
Group 2: c-d-c-c-d-c
Group 3: c-d-c-d-c-d
Share and Discussion
Do they follow iambic pentameter?
Do the two parts show a transition in the story.
What did you like the most about todays lesson?
What else would you like to learn about Petrarchan Sonnets?
Do you have any questions about todays lesson?