Hello, 2A and 2B classes! Here are your syllabus and assigned reading in a Word document Make sure you print the whole thing and bring it to your next class:
Your assignment is to read and blog T.S. Eliot's long narrative poem, "Love-Song of J. Alfred Prufrock." Think of it a story told through a sometimes-vague poem that you have to interpret for yourself. An "interpretation" doesn't have a right or wrong answer, so don't look one up online - I already know what it says about the poem on Sparknotes and Shmoop and GradeSaver. I want to know what you think: who is Mr. J. Alfred Prufrock, the speaker? Why does he use such weird images and metaphors (anesthesia, lobster claws, hair, Michelangelo)? He keeps saying he can't say what he's trying to say - but can you? What's on his mind?
Your post doesn't need to be very long, as long as it's quality. You can build off others' comments as long as you give them credit by name.
Mr. Justin Biggs