4 January 2013


Today is the “last call” for Task 3.  Any drafts, reflections or rubrics handed in after today are past due.

In class, we talked through most of Perrine and part of Nabokov.  We’ll finish that on Tuesday of next week. Before diving into Dystopias.

Monday, as usual, we’ll have a writing day in the lab; I’ll introduce Task 4.


2 thoughts on “4 January 2013

  1. We talked about in class about how Nabokov delt with reading with your emotions. I think he addressed this issue by saying you should reread the book 2,3, or even 4 times! This addresses the issue because he said the first time you read a book you do a lot of physical work and you are often getting use to the writing and making those emotional connections. But he says by the 2 or 3 time reading the book you should be looking and focusing on reading the book in an analytical way and you can think about the details and comprehend the book better and what certain symbols mean and you will be able to use your foster tools! So he doesn’t say these emotional connections are bad he just says we need to go back and think about the writing in a different and deeper way.

  2. In class, we also talked about what Perrine was talking about when intepreting a poem. I think that he was saying that there are some intepretations that are “right” and some that are “wrong”. But there is a range of intepretations that are “right” (or more likely to happened); they are in “the cone of light”. If they’re in the cone of light, then they are more likely to happen than if it was not. The way that he said to find the “right” intepretation of a peom, was to come up with one that gives explanations for the most things and still seems likely to happen. Some of us in class were confused on what he was saying about intepretations, because it seemed like he was contradicting himself in the beginning and the end about this. Through out class we figured out that he was talking about two different types of peoms.

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