Dark and Light Romanticism
The Fireside Poets, Poe, and Hawthorne
ELO - Extra Learning Opportunity / Romanticism Unit
ELO - Extra Learning Opportunity - Analysis of Allusions in Poe's "The Raven"
Dark / Light Romanticism Course Content - Page One:
Edgar Allan Poe - Gothic / Dark Romantic
A great site to assist you in a complete understanding of Poe's text. Includes SAT words from this story, along with definitions, and the sentences in the story which contain the words. Poe's use of vocabulary helps to establish his mood.
A fun, interactive web quest with additional biographical and literary background.
This site contains historical background regarding Nathaniel Hawthorne, and the Puritans. See the LitCharts.com Study Guide at the end of this Smore for a summary and analysis of Irving's creepy-cool story.
Interesting Factoid: Puritan Trade Route Map
Light Romantics / The Fireside Poets: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Great side for additional analysis and historical background of the authors and their texts.
Grammar: Parts of the Sentence
Rubric for "Creating Atmosphere" Writing Project
- Always go above-and-beyond every Rubric - they contain the MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS in order to pass - even in the A range - if it says (1) page, do (2), etc.
- Write a story that I would want to post as a future student sample! Always aim high!
- This assignment - in order to achieve a grade in the A range, you will need AT LEAST (2) pages, double-spaced, in order to develop a story with engaging mood / tone / atmosphere.
- Complete TITLE as follows, with a title and sub-title: Creating Atmosphere: then insert the title of your story after the colon.
- IMAGERY: you will use an abundance of vivid verbs and adjectives in order to achieve this. You are painting a picture of your story in your audience's heads.
- NARRATION: Use 1st person narration to effectively create your atmosphere.
- EDIT, & REVISE: Avoid working hard on a paper or project, and then submitting it with multiple errors! This immediately takes you out of the A, or even high B range!
- CREATIVITY: Always write your best story / essay to date! Again, aim high!
- I want you to succeed! You have to plan ahead and work hard in order to achieve this goal!
- ENJOY! Have fun with this assignment - this is my favorite unit to teach!
Washington Irving - Dark Romantic
DISCUSSION POSTS AND REPLY INSTRUCTIONS: "The Devil and Tom Walker"
Remember to always include these (3) items in each Post and Reply:
1) Context: Set-up the quote you will discuss, and answer "The 4 Ws" of the quote - who, what, where, and when.
2) Evidence: Include the quote itself
3) Analysis: Make a claim about the quote, and then analyze it in detail. The quote is your evidence, and it must clearly relate to your claim. Your analysis should convinces us of your argument.
Points Possible for each Post and Reply that meets the above requirements:
Original Reply: 8 points
Reply #1: 1 point
Reply #2: 1 point
Romanticism Project & Rubric: Art, Music, & Literature - Course Content, Page 11
- As with every project and essay, give yourself at least one week to complete the first draft, then edit, then revise.
- Read and reread (or listen and listen again) each text, whatever the form, before beginning your assignment.
- Always follow MLA Format - cite your sources, both written and visual.
- Sources: Must always be educational / academic (.edu, history.org, etc. - no Wikipedia, etc.)
- Choose a literary text appropriate to our assignment - make it challenging, so you have something to work with! The simpler the text, the lower your grade. Always challenge yourself!
- PowerPoint Requirements: (Page 11) Read these bullet-point instructions carefully!
- RUBRIC - Follow it, and always go above-and-beyond what is required! Let me know if you have any questions about the rubric!
Enjoy this project - it has something for everyone!
LitChart.com Study Guide: "The Devil and Tom Walker"
- Historical context
- Literary context
- Plot overview
- Summary and Analysis
Read this for a deeper, more interesting reading of Hawthorne's fabulous story!