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Warm-up Who are the King and the Duke? Describe each character. Why are each running? What does Huck think of them versus Jim? How do they each cheat the town they stop in? What is the plan they come up with to be able to travel during the day? When you are finished with the warm-up, you may study for vocab.
Emily Dickinson 1830-1886 Normal child but changed in adult life. Turning point at 24; reason for it is uncertain. After this, Emily withdrew from social life. Always wore white. Only did household duties and wrote poems. Found another mentor, editor, Higginson. Didn’t care about an audience. Not many poems published in her lifetime. 1955, first poems published. Greatest American poet.
Connection to Twain Through Emmeline’s work, Twain mocks popular works at the time. Content – focused on death and dying. Melodramatic art. Fits the style of Romantic Lyrical poetry. Comparison to Dickinson is unlikely but point is clear. He was criticizing Romantic writers. Huck’s reaction is a realist’s response. Enjoys it but doesn’t understand why she is writing it when there are other things, such as feuding families, to focus on.
Poetry Writing In preparation for the following assignment, re-read the Emmeline Grangerford section in chapter 17 and the section of Buck’s death in chapter 18: Create a poem in the style of Emily/Emmeline as Huck might have written it, expressing grief about Buck’s senseless death. The poem must be reflective of Huck’s character and allude to Huck’s feelings as expressed in the novel. Draw a picture in the style of Emmeline Grangerford’s art, expressing grief over the loss of Buck. Poem structure: 6 stanzas, four lines each, ABAB pattern for each stanza.
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