Today we transitioned from the Restoration period into the Romantic period, taking notes on this time period and its literature, and on William Blake. We watched a slide show of Blake's artwork, read two of his most famous poems, and then began work on our own Blake-like poems. Please see the attached notes for the reading assignment.
For Friday, please do the following:
1. Pick two opposing symbols in the world (for example, fire vs. water) and know what you think those symbols represent.
2. Write two 8-line poems. Each poem should represent one of the two opposites and should illustrate the theme represented by that symbol. They must have a rigid rhyme scheme to create the lyrical "nursery rhyme" feel of Blake's poetry.
3. Make a poster (at least 8.5x11 - bigger is good!) that includes the two poems, placed side by side, and illustrations. Artistically illustrate your concept of the symbols/themes, just like Blake.
Below are some examples of this assignment.
Your short satire is due Wednesday.