10th Grade English

Kurt Estep
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Discussion Questions for Books 15 and 16

Sunday, September 28, 2014

See the attached document for the discussion questions.  It is a word document, so if you wish, you may type your answers directly onto the page, and then print it out.

Remember that these questions and the accompanying reading  are DUE ON TUESDAY, Sept. 30, and not on Monday, Sept. 29.

Vocabulary Book 7

Friday, September 12, 2014

See the attached file for the vocabulary words for Book 7.

Summary of Book 8 of The Iliad

Friday, September 12, 2014

Over the weekend, please read this summary below of Book 8, and then read the full Book 9 in your copy of The Iliad


Summary of Book 8 of The Iliad, which we will not read

After prohibiting the other gods from interfering in the course of the war, Zeus travels to Mount Ida, overlooking the Trojan plain. There he weighs the fates of Troy...

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Understanding the Opening of The Iliad

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Outline of the Opening Themes and Concerns of The Iliad

I. The Iliad begins in medias res: “in the middle of the subject.”

           A. A bard working with traditional material could assume that his audience knew the story and the  characters,  and so could pick the narrative up at any point.

           B. The Iliad is not the story of...

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10th Grade English A: Welcome and Course Description

Friday, August 22, 2014

To begin, this course will take a historical appoach to the American short story from Romanticism to Modernism, concentrationg on authors such as Washington Irving, Egar Allan Poe, Fredrick Douglas, Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain, William Faulkner, Willa Cather, Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker.  We will explore the lavish culture and...

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