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Ms. Lundstrom’s Intro to Lit Spring 2012 Poetry research project
Step One: Select ONE poet Must be on the list
Step One: Select ONE poet Some on the list have more info than others Poe 66 Ignatow 4
Don’t set your heart on a poet until you are sure there is enough info
Will it be possible to find 4 sources (2 NOT from Internet)?
Look in Destiny for books Get the books and see if they have enough info
When you decide there IS enough information…
Poet’s life and experiences
Do this to exclude Wikipedia results
Historical events What was going on during his/her life? Who was President? Was there war? Disease? Drought? Inventions of the time? Cars or horses?
To look up the time period
Select one poem Paul Revere's Ride Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Listen my children and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year.He said to his friend, "If the British march By land or sea from the town to-night, Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch Of the North Church tower as a signal light,-- One if by land, and two if by sea; And I on the opposite shore will be, Ready to ride and spread the alarm Through every Middlesex village and farm, For the country folk to be up and to arm." Then he said "Good-night!" and with muffled oar Silently rowed to the Charlestown shore, Just as the moon rose over the bay, Where swinging wide at her moorings lay The Somerset, British man-of-war; A phantom ship, with each mast and spar Across the moon like a prison bar, And a huge black hulk, that was magnified By its own reflection in the tide. Meanwhile, his friend through alley and street Wanders and watches, with eager ears, Till in the silence around him he hears The muster of men at the barrack door,
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How does poem connect to poet’s life?
Write your own poem 20 or more lines Same style as your poet Reflects your life or experience
When you have all of these: 1 poet
When you have all of these: Plenty of background information W. B. Yeats Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1865, William Butler Yeats was the son of a well-known Irish painter, John Butler Yeats. He spent his childhood in County Sligo, where his parents were raised, and in London. He returned to Dublin at the age of fifteen to continue his education and study painting, but quickly discovered he preferred poetry. Born into the Anglo-Irish landowning class, Yeats became involved with the Celtic Revival, a movement against the cultural influences of English rule in Ireland during the Victorian period, which sought to promote the spirit of Ireland's native heritage. Though Yeats never learned Gaelic himself, his writing at the turn of the century drew extensively from sources in Irish mythology and folklore. Also a potent influence on his poetry was the Irish revolutionary Maud Gonne, whom he met in 1889, a woman equally famous for her passionate nationalist politics and her beauty. Though she married another man in 1903 and grew apart from Yeats (and Yeats himself was eventually married to another woman, Georgie Hyde Lees), she remained a powerful figure in his poetry. Yeats was deeply involved in politics in Ireland, and in the twenties, despite Irish independence from England, his verse reflected a pessimism about the political situation in his country and the rest of Europe, paralleling the increasing conservativism of his American counterparts in London, T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound. His work after 1910 was strongly influenced by Pound, becoming more modern in its concision and imagery, but Yeats never abandoned his strict adherence to traditional verse forms. He had a life-long interest in mysticism and the occult, which was off-putting to some readers, but he remained uninhibited in advancing his idiosyncratic philosophy, and his poetry continued to grow stronger as he grew older. Appointed a senator of the Irish Free State in 1922, he is remembered as an important cultural leader, as a major playwright (he was one of the founders of the famous Abbey Theatre in Dublin), and as one of the very greatest poets—in any language—of the century. W. B.T. S. EliotEzra Pound
When you have all of these: One poem by poet O DO NOT LOVE TOO LONG by: William Butler Yeats ( ) S Weetheart, do not love too long: I loved long and long, And grew to be out of fashion Like an old song. All through the years of our youth Neither could have known Their own thought from the other's, We were so much at one. But O, in a minute she changed-- O do not love too long, Or you will grow out of fashion Like an old song.
When you have all of these: Then you are ready to take notes
Document your sources = Show where you got EVERYTHING
Fill in source slips. White =book Name___________________________________Teacher__________________ Book: MLA Citation AUTHOR (last name, first, middle) _____________________________ (period). Title (italics) _____________________________________________ (period). CITY of publication __________ (colon): PUBLISHER___________ (comma), YEAR ___________ (period). PUBLICATION MEDIUM Print. (period). Ex: McFadden, John. Quantum Evolution. New York: Norton, Print.
Green=Encyclopedia Name______________________________Teacher_________________ Article in Reference work: MLA citation For entries in encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference works, cite the piece as below. Do not include publisher information. If the reference book is organized alphabetically, as most are, don't list the volume or the page number of the article or item. Ex: "Ideology." The American Heritage Dictionary. 3rd ed Print._____________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________ _____ Name_______________________________Teacher_____________________ Web site: MLA citation Author if known. “Article title.” Name of site. Name of organization affiliated with site. Date of posting/revision. Web. Date of access (Don’t use unless you think the person couldn’t find your article without it OR unless your teacher requires it.) ________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ “Utah Mine Rescue Funeral.” CNN.com. Cable News Network, 21 Aug Web. 21 Aug Pink = Internet
Works cited –handwritten = least preferred method You may hand write if you write very neatly and can’t get computer use Hardest to do well and make it look good
Works cited –second best method=type it yourself
Works cited-best & most accurate=Noodletools
Online info doesn’t give passwords User name = rivpoly Password = polybears You need them one time to make your profile
Gather your information Note cards if you like them
Gather your information Noodletools has online notecards + an outline maker
Gather your information Pencil and paper is OK
Google docs are like Word stored Online You can sign in to your RUSD Google account to use docs
Follow the directions
make a Google account
Log in to Google and click on documents
You can create a new document
Or upload one from Word
It looks like this
You can re-name it. Click here
You can copy and paste information for your paper so you don’t have to print everything.
You can type
It saves automatically
It saves “in the cloud”
You can access it from any device with Internet