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Suggestions for Approaching Poetry

Assume that it will be necessary to read a poem more than once. Give yourself a chance to become familiar with what the poem has to offer. Like a peace of music, a poem becomes more pleasurable with each encounter. … Continue reading

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Here’s an idea that could snowball!

Find a “copyright-free” etext online at, say, Project Gutenberg or here or here Start a new blog. Parse your etext into manageable chunks and insert into your blog. Add graphics and organizers. Edit theme. Voila. Look at Castle of Otranto … Continue reading

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Grade 10 Mages reflect on the last week

Recall images, faces, reactions, hecklers, stumbles, successes from the last week preparing and performing for the elementary students. See if you can’t work into your reflections a discussion of the postulates: can something come from nothing? does God exist? is … Continue reading

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Plato’s Cave Allegory

from Republic, BOOK VII And now, I said, let me show in a figure how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened: Behold! human beings living in a underground den, which has a mouth open towards the light and reaching … Continue reading

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