Tuesday, February 24, 2009

When you are old

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

When You Are Old

WHEN you are old and gray and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face among a crowd of stars.

1. Based on the poem, explain what the theme is for this poem. Support your answer with important details from the poem.

2. Connect this poem's theme to another book that we've read this year. Provide at least 2 text to text connects.

3. Your response should be clear (complete sentences) and error free. (PRESENTATION IS EVERYTHING)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Little Rock Nine

Who were the little rock nine? What was significant (important) about them? Your response should be 2 paragraphs.

Monday, February 2, 2009

The Barbara Jones story

What part of Barbara Jones story did you find inspirational?

Provide evidence.