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Poetry is the last unit of the year. We will be studying poetic techniques in depth in the weeks to come.

Here's a thought provoking poem by Billy Collins (no infringement of copyright is intended)

Introduction To Poetry

by Billy Collins

I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light 
like a color slide

or press an ear against its hive.

I say drop a mouse into a poem
and watch him probe his way out,

or walk inside the poem's room
and feel the walls for a light switch.

I want them to waterski
across the surface of a poem
waving at the author's name on the shore.

But all they want to do
is tie the poem to a chair with rope
and torture a confession out of it.

They begin beating it with a hose
to find out what it really means. 


Poetry is almost finished.  Unit exam will be Tuesday or Wednesday depending on how far we have gotten.  

Remember:  The Final Exam will be in 2 parts  Part A Essay is Thursday June 22, 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. in the computer room.

The Multiple choice section (part B) will be Friday, June 23,  9:00 am  in the Gymnasium.




For those of you who loved the Audio Drama unit, here's a link to the Old Time Radio on the Internet Archive.  Both single and multiple episodes exist for hundreds of pieces of excellent entertainment and audio drama/comedy.  Download a few for yourself to listen to this summer while you are out mowing grass, working, or travelling for vacation!  :)



Please read the course handout for expectations as to quality of submission

Students wishing to work on portfolio completion, 

Evening darkroom sessions are now ended.