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Current Assignment—Week of 5/18


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Q1 Reading
9/2 William Bradford: Of Plymouth Plantation, excerpts here
9/9 Anne Bradstreet: selected poems
9/16 Jonathan Edwards: “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”
9/23 Edgar Allan Poe: “Tell-tale Heart,” (Dover) “The Raven” (Mentor)
9/30 The Scarlet Letter (“The Custom-House” through Ch. 4)
10/7 The Scarlet Letter (Chs. 5-14)
10/14 Fall Break
10/21 The Scarlet Letter (Chs. 15-end)
10/28 Revisit Moby-Dick (chs. 36, 41-42, 60, 86)
11/4 Exam 1; Herman Melville: “Bartleby the Scrivener” (Dover)
11/18 “Divinity School Address”, Ralph Waldo Emerson
11/25 Walt Whitman: “Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking” (Mentor), “A Noiseless Patient Spider”, “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer”
12/2 Stephen Crane: “The Open Boat”
12/9 Emily Dickinson: Read all her poems in the Mentor anthology
12/16 Henry James: “The Real Thing” (Dover)
1/6 Review
1/13 Exam 2; Wallace Stevens: “Sunday Morning” (Mentor); Rhetoric, I.1-3
1/20 Robert Frost: “The Road Not Taken,” “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” “Mending Wall,” “After Apple Picking” (Mentor); Rhetoric I.4-6; Adler 1-2
1/27 My Antonia, “The Shimerdas”; Rhetoric I.7-8; Adler 3-4
2/3 My Antonia, “The Hired Girls” and “Lena Lingard”; Rhetoric I.9-10; Adler 5-7
2/10 My Antonia, “The Pioneer Woman’s Story” and “Cuzak’s Boys”; Rhetoric I.11-13; Adler 8-9
2/17 Rhetoric I.14-15; Adler 10-11
2/24 Review/catch-up
3/2 T.S. Eliot: “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” “The Hollow Men
3/9 Exam 3 (in class); Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby (1st third); Rhetoric II.1-3
3/16 Spring Break
3/23 Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby (2nd third); Rhetoric II.4-6
3/30 Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby (3rd third); Rhetoric II.7-12
4/6 W.H. Auden: “Museé Des Beaux Arts,” “The Unknown Citizen,” “In Memory of W. B. Yeats” (Mentor); Rhetoric II.13-18
4/13 William Faulkner: As I Lay Dying 1st half; Rhetoric II.19-25
4/20 William Faulkner: As I Lay Dying 2nd half; Poetics 1-14
4/27 Flannery O’Connor: “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” “Everything That Rises Must Converge”; Poetics 15-end
5/4 Flannery O’Connor: “Parker’s Back,” “Revelation”
5/11 Review
5/18 Exam 4