Month: March 2021

  • Araby

    Araby

    This week in class, we’re reading “Araby” by James Joyce. “Araby” (1914) is a classic coming-of-age story written by James Joyce. It touches on themes of disillusionment and the consequences of idealism. As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Growing Up as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big […]

  • A Sound of Thunder

    A Sound of Thunder

    This week in class, we’re reading “A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury. In Ray Bradbury’s short story “A Sound of Thunder,” a man goes back in time to hunt a Tyrannosaurus rex and inadvertently changes the future. As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Fate & Free Will, Man vs. Nature, […]

  • Parent Guide: There Will Come Soft Rains

    Parent Guide: There Will Come Soft Rains

    This week in class, we’re reading “There Will Come Soft Rains” by Sara Teasdale. In “There Will Come Soft Rains,” nature is indifferent to the conflicts and suffering of mankind. As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Man vs. Nature and War & Peace as they relate to the text. We are […]

  • The Road Not Taken

    The Road Not Taken

    This week in class, we’re reading “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. Published in 1916, this poem is one of the most frequently cited and most misunderstood of Frost’s poems. As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Fate & Free Will and Identity as they relate to the text. We are […]

  • The Sniper

    The Sniper

    This week in class, we’re reading “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty. In Liam O’Flaherty’s “The Sniper,” a sniper during the Irish Civil War survives a brief conflict but suffers a terrible loss. As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Comedy & Tragedy, Death, and War & Peace as they relate to the […]

  • English 30-1 March 2020 Midterm: The Blind Side

    DIRECTIONS: Write a well-organized composition on the topic below. The most profound discovery that we can make is our discovery of self. Our identity rests in the kind of people we are. To understand who we are and to develop fully as human beings, we must explore the nature of our humanness and the purpose […]

  • Invictus

    Invictus

    his week in class, we’re reading “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley. William Ernest Henley (1849-1903) was an English poet, critic, and editor. His best-known poem is “Invictus,” published in 1875, which he wrote just following the amputation of his foot due to tuberculosis. As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Fate & Free […]

  • Nothing Gold Can Stay

    Nothing Gold Can Stay

    This week in class, we’re reading “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Robert Frost. Robert Frost (1874-1963) was one of the most popular and critically respected American poets in history. His poems frequently employ rural scenes from the New England countryside. “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” published in 1923, uses nature to describe aging and the inevitable […]

  • Parent Guide: Travel

    Parent Guide: Travel

    This week in class, we’re reading “Travel” by Robert Louis Stevenson. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. In this poem, the narrator speaks of his wish to travel the world, one day, when he is “a man.” As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Growing […]