Unit Theme: Love and Hate

Week 7 Focus: Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

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My Week 7 Rundown


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(Terms to Know: Metaphor and simile)

This Week’s Reading

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Before you begin this week’s reading, review the discussion prompts for this week’s G+ Conversations. The following texts will serve as the basis for this week’s discussion:

  • Required:
    • (Fiction) “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, LHE 729-40.
    • (Fiction) “Jealous Husband Returns in the Form of Parrot” by Robert Olen Butler, LHE 766-70.
    • (Fiction) Individual choice: Read at least one of the remaining stories in the “Fiction” section of “Love and Hate” in LHE. This could include Chinua Achebe’s “Marriage is a Private Affair” (LHE 946-51) and Nahid Rachlin’s “Departures” (LHE 951-57).
    • (Nonfiction) “Is Love an Art?” by Eric Fromm, LHE 932-34.
    • (Nonfiction) Individual choice: Read at least one of the remaining essays in the “Essays” section of “Love and Hate” in LHE.
    • (Poetry) “With His Venom” by Sappho, LHE 772.
    • (Poetry) Sonnet 130 “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun” William Shakespeare, LHE 787.
    • (Poetry) “The Flea” by John Donne, LHE 788.
    • (Poetry) “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden, LHE 802-3.
    • (Poetry) “Daddy” by Sylvia Plath, LHE 808-10.
    • (Poetry) “Infidelities” by Moyra Donaldson, LHE 823.
    • (Poetry) Individual choice: Read at least two of the remaining poems in the “Poetry” section of “Love and Hate” in LHE. This could include Abbas Saffari’s “Our Story” (LHE 957-61).


Other Preparation Activities

  • Record two entries in your Reading Notebook.
  • Search the internet for an online resource that supplements one of the texts from this week’s reading (see my list of supplemental texts for examples of what you might find). Once you’ve found your resource, paste a link in this shared Google spreadsheet. Be sure to fill in all the information asked for in the sheet.

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*Unless otherwise noted, assignments are due by midnight of the date posted.