When You Are Old

This week in class, we’re reading “When You Are Old” by William Butler Yeats.

In William Butler Yeat’s “When You Are Old,” a speaker asks someone to reflect on their life and on lost love in their old age.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Growing Up, Loneliness & Isolation, and Love as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

“How are we changed by love?”, “Why should we value our youth?”, and “What does it mean to feel alone?”

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The Second Coming

This week in class, we’re reading “The Second Coming” by William Butler Yeats.

In this famous poem, William Butler Yeats paints a terrifying, apocalyptic scene in order to describe the atmosphere of Europe following World War I.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Technology, Progress & Industry and War & Peace as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

“What should the future look like?” and “How are we changed by war?”

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Easter 1916

This week in class, we’re reading “Easter 1916” by William Butler Yeats.

“Easter 1916” is a famous poem by William Butler Yeats that deals with themes of war and loss of innocence. Although Yeats was an Irish nationalist, in the poem he describes conflicting emotions about the Easter Rising, an armed rebellion against British rule in Ireland.

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of War & Peace as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :

“How are we changed by war?”

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Parent Guide: A Rose for Emily

This week in class, we’re reading “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner.

William Faulkner (1897-1962) was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate. This story takes place in Mississippi around the turn of the 20th century. After the death of Miss Emily Grierson, the people of Jefferson, Mississippi, uncover a dark history in this classic piece of Southern Gothic.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Death and Revenge & Betrayal as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

“What drives a person to betray?” and “How do people face death?”

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