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English 10
One Poet on War
January 26, 2005

Today, we will write our “first thoughts” about war, then compare these ideas with each other. After this, we will read a poem by the great Polish poet, Wislawa Szymborska, winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize for Literature.

First Thoughts:

Take 10 minutes to write anything that comes to your mind about war. Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, sentence structure etc. You may write in point form if you wish. Try to write down as many of your thoughts as possible.

Sharing our Ideas:

Working in groups, share your thoughts on war.

Note where your ideas are similar to other students and where the ideas are different.

Reading the Poem:

Now, with your group, read the poem, “The End and the Beginning.” Share your thoughts about the poem with the other students.

*I have defined some difficult vocabulary for you on a separate page.

Writing Assignment (Due on Wednesday, February 2, 2005)

Szymborska’s poem looks at war in an interesting way. Write your personal reaction to her poem. Give reasons for your reaction and make sure to quote the poem at least 3 times in your paragraph.

q   Write from 125 to 150 words.

q   Make at least five corrections to your first draft and make a new copy of your paragraph.

q   Hand in your original and your revised copy in class.


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