Anne Bradstreet Poetry Analysis and Video Notes

 

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Anne Bradstreet – and some ducks.

Please see the video below for the notes over Anne Bradstreet that you will need for class. Remember to keep in mind the differences between the use of literary devices and emotional appeals in Bradstreet’s poetry, as you’ll have to compare it to Johnathan Edwards’s sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” at some point this week!

As we analyze ‘The My Dear and Loving Husband’, but sure to pay attention to how Bradstreet always manages to connect her expressions of humanity and worldliness with her pious beliefs. Also, be sure to know the significance behind many of her allusions! If you need a refresher on how to annotate and analyze a text, see our handout from class here. 

see our handout from class here. 

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11th Grade American Literature Fall 2019

Anne Bradstreet Poetry Analysis and Video Notes

 

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Anne Bradstreet – and some ducks.

Please see the video below for the notes over Anne Bradstreet that you will need for class. Remember to keep in mind the differences between to emotional appeals in Bradstreet’s poetry and their effectiveness compared to Bradford’s appeals in Of Plymouth Plantation… you will need to discuss this in depth at some point this week!

As we analyze both ‘The Author to Her Book’ and ‘The My Dear and Loving Husband’, but sure to pay attention to how Bradstreet always manages to book-end her expressions of humanity and worldliness with her pious beliefs. Also, be sure to know the significance behind many of her allusions!

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11th Grade American Literature Spring 2018

Video Notes – Early American Literature – The Puritans

Students – As we move away from the oral tradition of the Native Americans and begin to examine the literature of the Puritans, take a moment to watch the brief video at the link below. You should be gathering your background notes on the period from this video.

Remember that the readings from ‘CommonLit’ are still considered a part of the texts you can be tested on – it is your responsibility to print a copy of these readings out on your own time if you need a copy to review later (I HIGHLY RECOMMEND printing our digital readings out…you guys tend to have a harder time remembering the texts that you read online!).

Remember to continue to consider our essential questions for this unit as we move forward – you will be expected to write a reflection on one of these questions in your journal, and I will expect you to be able to reference the readings and make connections between them!

  • How did we become a ‘nation’?
  • Which experiences in living in a new land nurture the individual and the community?
  • How does the land make a difference to experience?
  • What ‘freedom’ mean?
11th Grade American Literature Spring 2018

Anne Bradstreet Poetry Analysis and Video Notes

Please see the video below for the notes over Anne Bradstreet that you will need for class. Remember to keep in mind the differences between to emotional appeals in Bradstreet’s poetry and their effectiveness compared to Bradford’s appeals in Of Plymouth Plantation… you will need to discuss this on your unit test!

Watch the background video on Anne Bradstreet below:

As we analyze both ‘The Author to Her Book’ and ‘The My Dear and Loving Husband’, but sure to pay attention to how Bradstreet always manages to combine her expressions of humanity and worldliness with her pious beliefs. Also, be sure to know the significance behind many of her allusions!

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11th Grade American Literature Fall 2017

Video Notes – Early American Literature – The Puritans

Students – As we move away from the oral tradition of the Native Americans and begin to examine the literature of the Puritans, take a moment to watch the brief video at the link below. You should be gathering your background notes on the period from this video.

Remember that the readings from ‘CommonLit’ are still considered a part of the texts you can be tested on – it is your responsibility to print a copy of these readings out on your own time if you need a copy to review later (I HIGHLY RECOMMEND printing our digital readings out…you guys tend to have a harder time remembering the texts that you read online!).

Remember to continue to consider our essential questions for this unit as we move forward – you will be expected to write a reflection on one of these questions in your journal, and I will expect you to be able to reference the readings and make connections between them!

  • How did we become a ‘nation’?
  • Which experiences in living in a new land nurture the individual and the community?
  • How does the land make a difference to experience?
  • What ‘freedom’ mean?
11th Grade American Literature Fall 2017

Anne Bradstreet Poetry Analysis and Video Notes

 

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Anne Bradstreet – and some ducks.

Please see the video below for the notes over Anne Bradstreet that you will need for class. Remember to keep in mind the differences between to emotional appeals in Bradstreet’s poetry and their effectiveness compared to Bradford’s appeals in Of Plymouth Plantation… you will need to discuss this in depth at some point this week!

 

Click here to watch the Anne Bradstreet Video Notes.

As we analyze both ‘The Author to Her Book’ and ‘The My Dear and Loving Husband’, but sure to pay attention to how Bradstreet always manages to book-end her expressions of humanity and worldliness with her pious beliefs. Also, be sure to know the significance behind many of her allusions!

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11th Grade American Literature Spring 2017

Edward Taylor – Video Notes and Analysis

As historical context is so very important to how we read and understand poetry in this course, please take a moment to watch the two videos below on Edward Taylor – it will be a well spent 8 minutes, I promise!

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Click here for Edward Taylor’s poem ‘Huswifery’, and a denotative and connotative translation of the text.

11th Grade American Literature Fall 2016