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We reviewed TPCASTT reading while discussing Robert Frost and two of his works. In addition, the new creative poetry tasks were assigned. Finally, the Short Story Project was handed out. Hope you found a story for Monday/Tuesday!

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We had a little quiz on yesterday’s poem, Billy Collin’s “An Introduction to Poetry”. A set of Creative Poetry Tasks was also assigned! Creative Poetry Tasks are longer-term assignments that are more about you creatively engaging with the reading and making your own conclusions rather than right-or-wrong answers. These first are due Wednesday, 15 January 2020.

Here is the start of our Poetry Unit! We will be looking at a poem about looking at a poem using a system created to look at poems… poem.

Today we read “Borges y Yo” by Jorge Luis Borges, an Argentine poet and writer. His work falls into several camps although he may be best known for his short stories featuring Magical Realism.

Your homework is to write your own prose poem imitating Borges’ style and subject, this will be due on Friday, 10 January 2020. Rough Draft with edits and Final Draft are required.

PS Here is “Borges and I” in the original Spanish.