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PostSubject: Writing HW due Sept. 29th:   Tue 22 Sep 2015, 4:15 pm

Writing HW due Sept. 29nd:
1.  Read the poem, “Beat!  Beat!  Drums!” by Walt Whitman.   
2.  Listen to the youtube version at: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6ETXumCqg4 (1:46)
3.  Read this analysis of the poem to help you understand it better:  (Read ALL of the summary of Stanzas 1, 2 & 3).  
4.  Follow the instructions on your handout of “Beat!  Beat!  Drums!” to the letter!  BE SURE TO ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS SPECIFICALLY AND THOROUGHLY!
5. Walt Whitman’s “Beat!  Beat!  Drums!” is a narrative poem…it shares the emotions of those who are going through the American Civil War and how that war leaves no one unaffected. Model his poem by sharing your version of how you believe war would affect your life.  Challenge yourself to try a new poetic term that you have not used yet. 
6.  Be sure to follow Poetry Rubric #2 precisely! 
7.  Remember to print out your rubric, fill out #5, and circle YES OR NO to #9 &10. 
8.  Be working on your Poetry Project/Oral Presentation due on Oct.6th, Tuesday. study
9.  SAVE THE DATE:  OCT. 6th, Tuesday night from 7:00-9:30 p.m. at the home of Tyler Leslie.  Come celebrate the close of our poetry unit by watching “Dead Poet Society” for EXTRA-CREDIT and just a fun evening of hanging out!  I hope every single one of you can make it!  Such a fantastic movie with a great message!    cheers
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