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12th Grade: H.W. #28 Due Monday, 10/22

1. Read the prologue to the Reeve’s tale and the “Reeve’s Tale.” It’s another fabliau (for a good definition of FABLIAU, go to http://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~chaucer/special/litsubs/fabliaux/)  . 2. Be ready to answer the following questions. I. Why does the Reeve tell a story … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#28, Due Monday, 10/22

  1. Read chapter 4, “The earliest Heroes” up to “The Cyclops Polyphemus” (85-89). 2. Continue compiling your Who’s Who section. If this section is deficient, make sure that you update it in a way that is easy for you to reference. … Continue reading

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12th Grade: H.W.#27, Due Friday, 10/18

Read  the “Prologue to the Miller’s Tale” and “The Miller’s Tale.” Review the description of the Miller in the General Prologue. As you read his own prologue and story, keep a running list of items that serve to answer the … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#27, Due Friday, 10/19

1. Read all of Chapter 1 in Hamilton’s Mythology. 2. Begin keeping a record of all important character names in a section called Who is Who. Record the names of the minor gods and any helpful information you find about them. … Continue reading

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12th Grade: H.W.#26, Due Thursday, 10/18

1. Finish reading the “Knight’s Tale.” 2. Write three questions based on three specific passages with your tentative answers. Question 1: clarifying question (e.g. What exactly does character X mean when s/he says ________ in line V?) Question 2: probing question (e.g. Why … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#26, Due Thursday, 10/18

Read Hamilton’s chapter 3 “How the World and Mankind were Created.” Consider the Greek version of Creation and think about how it compares to your own traditions, be they religious, scientific, or cultural. Write a paragraph comparing the two stories … Continue reading

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12th Grade: H.W.#25, Due Wednesday, 10/17

1. Find, print out, and read information about the concept known as “courtly love.” You will share this in class. 2. As you read Part I and Part II of “The Knight’s Tale,” locate at least two places in the assigned text … Continue reading

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