English 12 — Thursday, Feb. 8


Jarema’s dumka (1879), a painting by Stanisław Masłowski in the National Museum in Warsaw.

Today: we continued to discuss the poem “The Dumka,” focusing on “contrast” as the topic for analysis. We worked in groups to find as many examples of contrast as possible, discussed them in detail, and ultimately related that topic to the poem’s themes as a whole.

Tomorrow: we will look at examples of student analyses of this poem, working in small groups again to evaluate those analyses according to the 6-point scale.

Homework: Continue reading your SR book for at least 30 minutes today and everyday; make a new entry in your reading journal.


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