This week we focused on improving are poetry essays. I found us going through the essay that scored a nine, and pointing out when they illustrated, authorized, and extended to be very helpful. I feel it gives me a better idea of how to write the poetry essay. I found it interesting that in the essay they used only a little bit of authorizing and focused more on illustrating and extending. When I look at my poetry essay of I Felt a Funeral in My Brain by Emily Dickson I find that I have to work on using working quotes, and not full quotes.
We also focused on the beginning of our What is Tragedy? unit. The partner notes helped to understand more about tragedy, and about the history of tragedy as a genre of literature. The question at the end was interesting because our group came to conclusion that people can learn from tragedy, but they have to be willing to learn from it. I found the first tragedy blog post to be kind of difficult because I had a hard time deciding what to put in, and how to put in the Harris moves with it. I definitely need more practice with this. I enjoyed reading "Tragedy and the Common Man" by Arthur Miller because it really highlighted how we always picture tragedy happening to high up people, but in reality the common person understands tragedy the most because we are held accountable for our actions. I also enjoyed the save the last word for me activity.