Saturday, February 18, 2012

English 17 Exam

Your exam has two parts. The first requires you to identify the writer, title, rhetorical figure, and imagery of lines lifted from the poems we have tackled in class. The second requires you to scan (scansion) and analyze a poem.

No new set of notes will be posted.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

English 15 Exam Coverage

You will have a written exam on Philippine Poetry on Thursday, February 16, 2011. The exam will have two parts: identification, and poem analysis.

Please study Notes on Philippine Poetry.

Notes on Philippine Poetry

Poetry is one of the oldest literary forms. In fact it predates literacy. In the Philippines, poetic forms have long existed even before the arrival of the Spaniards.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Announcement For English 15 and 17 Students

You are required to attend the Cebuano Film Festival Campus Tour this Saturday, February 11, 2012, in room 303, 10:00 in the morning.

Clips from the following movies, Damgo ni Eleuteria, My Paranormal Romance, and Di Ingon Nato will be screened. In addition, members of the cast and crew will be present so it would be nice if you would interact with them.

You can invite friends; however, the room only has 100 seats so if you want to be seated comfortably you will have to come at an earlier time.

For more information on the Cinema One Cebuano Film Festival, click on the following link:

Friday, February 3, 2012

For Team Carlos Batchoyi

By Sylvia Plath

For Team X-Rated

Holy Sonnets
By John Donne

For Team JolVarArian

The Starry Night
By Anne Sexton

For Team Despicable Us

Because I could not stop for Death
By Emily Dickinson

For Team Messengers 2

Martin Luther King Jr.
By Gwendolyn Brooks

For Team Goku

Ars Poetica    
by Archibald MacLeish

Assignment: English 17 (7:30-9:00)

Instructions: Prepare an oral report of your assigned poem. Your report should include the following:
  1. A powerpoint presentation
  2. A brief introduction of the poet, please limit it to five sentences
  3. An analysis of the poem which includes the discussion of the rhetorical figures and imagery
  4. Point out any interesting characteristics in the poem that may contribute to the reader's experience 
  • Discuss the dominant meter and rhyming scheme, if possible
  • Prepare handouts for your classmates
*The reports will be included in your next exam.