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AMERICAN ROMANTICISM Abrams January 8th and 9th Short Write: In 2-3 sentences, take your best stab at what the term Romanticism means? Get ready to take notes!

Romanticism is NOT American Romanticism 1800 Three BIG ideas: 1860 Optimism and Individualism Kinship with Nature The Power of Darkness

AMERICAN ROMANTICISM IDEA #1 Optimism What is optimism? Definition: keeping a positive attitude, even when it is difficult to do so.

Optimists persevere and find the positive in all life situations. Individualism Definition- Belief in the primary importance of the individual and in the virtues of self-reliance and personal independence the individual is to be celebrated in their uniqueness and creativity

Ralph Waldo Emerson Respond to the Emerson quotes below: Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.

What do these say about being an individual? AMERICAN ROMANTICISM IDEA #2 Kinship with Nature Kinship definition- a feeling of being

close or connected to What is nature??? CIVILIZATION VS. WILDERNESS ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS ABOUT NATURE AND SOCIETY? - How important is nature for humanity and what can we learn from it? - In what ways do you feel connected to nature?

- Which point is more accurate? Nature is threatened by society or society is threatened by nature. - Explain your best memory or experience that originated from nature...then explain your worst... - Which is more harsh or difficult to survive in, the natural world or the civilized world? Explain. Henry David Thoreau What does this quote mean to you? "I would rather sit

on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion" Henry David Respond to the following Thoreau quote: "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front

only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived". What does this say about being one with nature? AMERICAN ROMANTICISM IDEA #3

The Power of Darkness human nature has a dark side believed that if the human spirit had in it the potential for optimism and enlightenment, then it also had the potential to possess a dark, evil, and often sinful side Edgar Allan Poe

Respond to the Poe quotes below: Years of love have been forgot, in the hatred of a minute. The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world. Why would these ideas go against the

Puritan ideals? The Devil and Tom Walker By: Washington Irving Vocabulary Prevalent widely existing; frequent Stagnant not flowing or moving Precarious uncertain; insecure;

risky Obliterate erase or destroy Avarice greed Resolute determined; unwavering Superfluous more than is needed or wanted; useless Symbolism in TDATW- NOTE

THESE AS WE READ The Devil: The shortcut through the swamp: The Swamp: The rotted trees in the forest: The horses: Tom Walker: Toms Wife The Bible buried under mortgage papers: Tom Walker's new house: Tom Walker as an evil broker:

Money turned to chips: January 12th and 13th Journal: Tell me what the 3 ideas of Romanticism are. Start a vocabulary cartoon using the 7 words on page: 289 January 14th and 15th Journal: Using the vocabulary from

yesterday, write a scripted conversation between you and Tom Walker. Ask him about his experience!!! Underline each word used. Must be 15 lines of dialogue *** please do on a separate sheet of paper.. This will be your VOCAB QUIZ! Take out your GREY worksheets and complete them.

The Devil and Tom Walker Choice Games Vacation Friends Car or Truck of Choice New House Job I Enjoy High School Diploma Family Money Good Looks Happiness

Rate the 10 terms to the left from 1-10. *** #1 is your TOP Priority*** Journal: Regarding Welcome BACK! the Choices game.

Why you chose what you chose as #1 What trades did you make and why? Explain your strategy to get what you wanted. Which was the easiest to give up and why?

Relate your experience to Tom Walker. Be ready to take brief notes on the Video for After TDATW http://education-portal.com/academy /lesson/the-devil-and-tom-walker-bywashington-irving-summary-and-anal ysis.html#lesson The Devil and Tom Walker

In what ways does this story fit into the idea of American Romanticism idea #3? Refer to your notes if you have forgotten! Be ready to share! In your Journals: What do you consider to be essential in

your life? In other words, what would you say you need on a daily basis to survive? Indicate each item and explain why it is necessary for your survival. Define the words: space and solitude Brief 2-4 paragraphs: If forced to live alone, and only allowed to bring one small bag of 5 items, what could you not live FOR OUR NEXT CLASS: Keep an hour by hour detailed

journal of your day. Be sure to jot down all of the important responsibilities you have to attend to over the course of a day. You should even be tracking things like eating, emails, texting, internet use, watching t.v., sports, activities, work. Journal: Walden Day 2 Open to your schedule from yestertime.

Look at what you did with your time. Consider the following: 1) Is this a typical day and use of your time? 2) What did you spend the most time doing? 3) What activity did you enjoy the most?

The least? 4) What is one event you can eliminate from your regular scheduleeven if it was not on your schedule yesterdayin order to create more free time. January ?th RESPOND IN YOUR JOURNALS Describe: materialism in todays society and the interconnectedness of everyone

due to technology. List at least 2 specific examples. NY TIMES ARTICLE http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/09/ fashion/sundaystyles/09love.html?_r =2&oref=slogin& WALDEN GROUPS: Pick up TASK sheet. Nominate a group LEADER

Nominate a group WRITER Nominate a few GROUP READERS EVERYONE MUST talk and help Begin TASKS #1 and #2 In your Notes Write down and describe two places: 1) your special childhood placewhy is it important and how did it make

you feel? What memories does it hold? If you can, describe what the place is like NOW. 2) a place that is special to you right now, that you could easily visit American Romanticism Idea #2 Kinship With Nature http://my.hrw.com/nsmedia/la3/la09/s tudent/video/story/eolit09_11/pn09_1 1_4_3.mov

http://my.hrw.com/nsmedia/la3/la09/s tudent/video/story/eolit09_11/pn09_1 1_4_3.mov December 12th and 13th Journal: What makes you an individual? List at least 5 characteristics that make you you. Define what you think the term SELF RELIANCE means.

Grab a text book and turn to pg. 245 Self Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson After we read Self Reliance ?s on pg 248 #1-4 and 6-9. ANSWER IN COMPLETE SENTENCES!!!

I am (A special characteristic you have) I wonder (something you are curious about) I hear (an imaginary or actual sound)

I see (an imaginary or actual sight) I want I am

(a desire) (the first line of the poem is repeated) I pretend (something you actually pretend to do) I feel (a feeling you often have)

I need (someone or something you depend on) I worry (something that really bothers you) I cry (something that makes you sad)

I am (the first line of the poem is repeated) I understand (something you know to be true)

I believe (something you believe in) I dream (something you could actually dream about) I try

I hope I am (something you make an effort to do) (something you hope for) (the first line of the poem repeated)

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