Monthly Archives: November 2013

Honors 10- Re: Helen Poems Essay (C.T. 10.2.1)

Follow directions posted on the prompt. Choose either “To Helen” by Edgar Allen Poe or “Helen” by HD. Analyze the author’s use of language in the poem. 1-2 pages, typed, standard Klein formatting. due Tuesday December 3rd 2013

Make sure that your essay addresses the following: a) what does the poem mean? (literal, figurative) b) is there more than one meaning? c) how do the allusions (and other literary devices) contribute to your interpretation?


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AP Lang-ers

There was a mistake on the reading schedule for Cuckoo’s Nest.  Pg 42-82 is due 12/2-12/3.  This means even days will be getting the first crack at the lesson sequence.  That moves this reading up, but the rest of the readings back a day.  The reading schedule is updated on the course specific page, but here it is again: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Reading Schedule

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Announcement for all classes

Please bring all of your writing assignments which have been graded and handed back to you to class.  In the coming days, (it may not be next class) you’ll have some time to file your work in your portfolio.  Additionally, you’ll be asked to complete a reflection on something that you’ve written this year.  If you don’t have anything, you’ll be unprepared and unable to complete the assignment.

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Please read this as sardony, intending to point out, rather than sarcasm, intending to wound

Drawing lots that look like straws and grabbing at them only to come up with the short

My analysis consists of a comparison that recognizes

that each work has exactly the same number of characters

and that each work has exactly the same number of words;

Furthermore, the works begin and end with the same letters

which proves that there’s no such thing as coincidence my friend

and that no one should use the word furthermore,


In fact, the works’ repetition of the word works

to grab the reader’s attention

and successfully convince the audience of their ardour,

while purposely preferring the British spelling of color,

is off-putting.

It is also true (is it?) that the authors are aware

that Kennedy had a secretary named Lincoln and

that Lincoln had a secretary named Kennedy and

that none have bothered to verify if these are indeed historical facts,

which is jarring for the audience,

and which shows how good I am at analyzation, throughout the work.

No, this.

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