Category Archives: English IV

A Modern [Family] Misfit

Whether it is riding dragons in Game of Thrones, fighting the dead in The Walking Dead, or solving mysteries in Sherlock, TV shows allow us to experience the life we never had. However, comedy TV shows such as The Big Bang Theory and Modern … Continue reading

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John Green’s Sonnet Video

Enjoy John Green’s great video to help review our work with Sonnet 18 and Sonnet 130. You may understand some of the themes that we processed in class better by viewing this video. This may also help you understand a … Continue reading

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Reflect Over Chinua Achebe’s Post Colonial Classic, Things Fall Apart

Let’s enjoy this informative interview with Nigerian author Chinua Achebe that was recorded fifty years after the publication of his novel, Things Fall Apart. View this interview and take notes on a few items. First note what was Achebe’s first … Continue reading

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Reflect Over Chinua Achebe’s Post Colonial Classic, Things Fall Apart

Let’s enjoy this informative interview with Nigerian author Chinua Achebe that was recorded fifty years after the publication of his novel, Things Fall Apart. View this interview and take notes on a few items. First note what was Achebe’s first … Continue reading

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Period A’s Annotated Resources for College Essay Writing

Students in A Period class really enjoyed the creative delivery of this video’s content. Though I found it too much visualization at times, I was really impressed how effeciently they understood that writing is not a gift and is a … Continue reading

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Clyborne Park as a Provocative Riff on Raisin in the Sun

Review this video before class to help you come to terms with the construction of the plot, the importance of the set as well as how Norris makes central attitudes of race in the last fifty years of American cultural … Continue reading

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Rosaline

In the movie, we see how Shakespeare uses to create the basses for the first play presented. He says “I was going to make you immortal”, showing that he truly felt that his writings would in the future be treasures. This … Continue reading

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Makepeace – Inspiration in an Unconventional Place

“A plague on both of your houses” is one of William Shakespeare’s most famous lines. This line of iammbic pentameter foreshadows the terrible tragedy that would come about in Romeo and Juliet. People don’t usually think of Shakespeare as writing … Continue reading

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Clyborne Park as a Provocative Riff on Raisin in the Sun

Review this video before class to help you come to terms with the construction of the plot, the importance of the set as well as how Norris makes central attitudes of race in the last fifty years of American cultural … Continue reading

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The Middle Finger is the New Thumb

Romeo and Juliet (Act One, Scene One) In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the wordplay in the first scene of Act One sets the stage for the ongoing conflict and tension between the Montagues and the Capulets.  In the opening scene … Continue reading

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