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When we started reading poetry, the teacher asked you to write down three questions you still have about poetry. Did she answer those questions for you? If you can find the answer to those questions in your notes, please do the following:
- repeat the question you asked
- answer the question using complete sentences
If she didn’t answer those questions over the course of our class, please do the following instead:
- repeat your question
- google your question and search the web for an answer
- summarize what you’ve learned in two to four sentences (do not copy/paste someone else’s words)
- copy/paste a link to the website(s) where you found the information
Here’s an example of the former (i.e. you asked about something we did learn in class):
- My question was, “What type of poems did Shakespeare write?”
- According to my notes, William Shakespeare wrote sonnets. A sonnet usually has fourteen rhyming lines that follow a certain rhyme scheme.
Here’s an example of the latter (i.e. something you didn’t learn the answer to during our class):
- I’m going to answer the question, “Are American poets better than British poets?”
- According to Prof. Brander Matthews of Columbia University (who wrote an article for The New York Times), if you compare 19th Century American poets to 19th Century British poets, there are MORE British than American poets. However, he also thought certain American poems, like “The Night Before Christmas” have greater popularity world-wide. So to summarize, there’s more poetry available from British poets, but it isn’t necessarily better than American poetry.
- I found this article at this link to The New York Times: http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F20F12F7345813738DDDA80894DA415B828DF1D3