In light of our conversation that we didn't finish on Friday, we'll conduct a virtual follow up here instead. Choose one of your answers (preferably your best or most interesting) from the Poe questions that are posted on the Gothic page. In addition, choose two other answers (ideally, questions that are different from your) from your classmates to respond to. Have all your answers and comments posted by Sunday evening at 8.
Post your paragraphs by Friday, November 2nd at 8pm. In addition, chose another classmate's paragraph to critique/comment on/respond to. Select someone who you HAVEN'T yet responded to!
Post your links for your websites here. Remember they are due by 8 tonight. Happy Saturday!
Answer each of the following questions ONLINE ONLY. In addition, choose two of the answers from a classmate to respond to. You may also respond to another classmate's response. Your answers must be posted by Saturday, September 29 at 8 pm.
1. How does Wordsworth's view of nature in his poetry differ from that of Christian sensibility? How does his view of nature differ from that of William Blake (think "Tyger" and "Lamb")?
2. What, according to Wordsworth, is the relationship between the child and nature? How does this relationship tie in to the Romantic sensibility?
3. How is childhood central to Wordsworth’s conception of the self? How is that self affected by the aging process?
4. Discuss the connection between nature and religion in Wordsworth’s poems. How does he imply the connections between God, Nature, and the human mind?
Remember that each of you need to in some way answer each of the four questions below regarding the group conversations you were having in class. For questions 1-3, each of you must answer DIRECTLY TO THE QUESTION. For the final question, the first person who posts will answer directly to the question. For the remainder of the thread, the rest of the class MUST RESPOND TO ANOTHER STUDENT'S POST.