“Poetry or Prose?” Intro to our new unit on poetry

Today we started out fourth unit in grade 11 language and literature.  This unit addresses part 4 of the language and literature course syllabus and is entitled ‘Literature: critical study.’

We will examine the poetry of Seamus Heaney and investigate why people choose to write poems, or even write narratives poetically.  What actually makes English poetic?  These are some of the questions that will drive our inquiry.

To begin, read the unit outline posters below and post your ‘tentative thesis’ to the unit questions in the comments section below. Consider the ideas of your peers as well.

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“Witch Hunts” Introducing our new unit on ‘The Crucible’

This week we began our exploration of Arthur Miller’s text, ‘The Crucible.’

This unit continues our work on part 3 of the IBO DP language and literature course, entitled ‘Literature: texts and contexts.’

We will use this unit to continue working toward two of the learning outcomes for this part of the course:

  1. Consider the changing historical, cultural and social contexts in which particular texts are written and received
  2. Understand the attitudes and values expressed by literary texts and their impact on readers.

Of key importance are the following literary devices / concepts: allegory, roman e clef, parable, context (production and interpretation).

We hope you enjoy the unit!

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