Start a GoogleDoc and title it “Notes Wed 4 Feb“. You will put all of your work here today.
Back to the purple book (page 697) and re-read the poem.
Mood is how the poem makes the reader feel. Write the answers on your G’doc notes. We will be sharing these!
1. What is the overall mood of this poem?
2. What words (diction) creates this mood?
3. How does the mood fit the situation of the poem?
Learning Target– Students will identify how artists transform original source material into new works.
Lotus Eaters– Today we will begin looking at Homer’s original text of Odysseus’ encounter with the Lotus Eaters (page 658 in purple books). We will then look at a poem and a song, both referencing this episode. Last, we will see how this story is retold in a piece of artwork by Romare Beardon.
Make a heading for each piece in your notes: Homer’s Odyssey, Saturn’s “Lotus Eater”, Cave’s “Night of the Lotus Eaters”, Beardon’s “The Land of the Lotus Eaters”. In the space for Homer’s original piece, tell the moral or lesson that Homer was showing his audience. Also, explain why this was an important lesson. In the remaining spaces, list at least 4 things about the piece and how it relates back to the original.
Reading (12 min)- Find ONE passage that you can share with your group tomorrow. In your notebook, write the page number and paragraph. Then write a couple sentences about why that was an important passage. You will be sharing these in groups tomorrow.