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Hello Juniors Thursday, May 10, 2012. DO NOW: TAKE A MINUTE TO REFLECT, WHO WOULD YOU CONSIDER A MODERN DAY TRANSCENDENTALIST? EXPLAIN YOUR REASONS. Back to our poems: let’s talk annotation. Thoreau: Whitman:. Let’s take a look at some modern day transcendental poets…. One One

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hello juniors thursday may 10 2012

Hello JuniorsThursday, May 10, 2012

DO NOW: TAKE A MINUTE TO REFLECT, WHO WOULD YOU CONSIDER A MODERN DAY TRANSCENDENTALIST? EXPLAIN YOUR REASONS.

let s take a look at some modern day transcendental poets
Let’s take a look at some modern day transcendental poets…

One

One

one, two, three, four

great morning light splits through the shade

another day older and closer to the grave

i'm closer to the grave and come the dawn

i woke this morning shackled and drawn

shackled and drawn, shackled and drawn

pick up the rock, son, and carry it on

trudging through the dark in a world gone wrong

woke up this morning shackled and drawn whoa!alright, yeah!

who do you consider modern day transcendentalists
Who do you consider modern day transcendentalists?
  • Oprah-she does for other people, does because she can
  • Obama-own views and ideas, working hard changing the world for America regardless of the negativity
  • Mr. Cohen-He makes steps rather than follow them
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Lil’ b
  • Rosa Parks-believed in what she thought was right, she started a movement
  • MLK
  • Harriet Tubman-she lead her people to freedom,
  • Michael Jackson-music tried to make people come together, “human nature”, zoo on his property
  • Bono
what about other musicians
What about other musicians
  • http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson-docs/TranscendentalSongs.pdf
  • Your job for today is to locate song lyrics and annotate. Annotate to show how the song is considered transcendentalist.
  • Please cut and paste your lyrics into MSWord and use the comments function to annotate.
homework
Homework
  • Look over your song of choice.
  • Choose 8-10 lines which spoke to you the most and show elements of transcendentalism.
  • We will use them in a project I’ll introduce tomorrow.