Each of you needs to choose a different literary movement, research it - the characteristics, major themes, styles, employment of literary devices, authors, and bring one example of a poem from the period to share with the class and to discuss. You'll need to post all of these things on your blog so that your classmates can use it to study.
Renaissance Metaphysical Poets Neo-Classical or Augustan Romantic Transcendentalist Modernism Harlem Renaissance Postmodernism: Confessional Poets Beat Poets New York School of Poets Black Mountain Poets Black Arts Movement
Please start compiling note cards of literary devices.
As we review for the AP Test you should spend an hour or so each night looking or reviewing poems from various periods of literature. We will look at each period briefly and examine some of the poems again for ideas.
The first period that you should reacquaint yourself with is the metaphysical poets. Remember John Donne is the greatest poet of this movement.
Go here for a website with an overview of the movement and many poems by each of the major poets.
According to John Grigsby, author of Beowulf and Grendel, the English days of the week were adopted from the Romans. Below in the list:
Dies Solis = Sun-day Dies Lunae = Mo[o]n-day Dies Martis (the day of Mars) = Tiw's-day (Tiws is the Anglo-Saxon god of war) Dies Mercurii (Mercury's day) = Woden's-day (Wednesday) Dies Jovis (Jupiter's day) = Thunor's day (Thor's day or Thursday) Dies Veneris (the day of Venus) = Frig's day (Friday) Saturday - Saturn's day had no equivalent in Anglo-Saxon mythology so remained Saturday.
In Book 8, we see the following:
1) Hercules saved King Evander's people by destroying the terror of Cacus. Aeneas will rid Italy of the terror of Turnus. 2) Saturn, the father of the Gods, first lived (after he was kicked out of Heaven by Jupiter) on the hill that will become ROME. 3) The Gates where Hercules once stood will become the Roman Forum. 4) Evanders' people and Aeneas' people spring from the same place: Atlas (even though Evander's people are Greek). 5) Aeneas' mother, Venus, has Vulcan make Aeneas weapons of mass destruction. 6) The Tiber River, the god, comes to Aeneas in a god.