With delays and days off it was hard to get a lot of learning done and have multiple discussions with the class. However, we were able to talk about this weeks' poem, "Bright Star", and discuss the different perspectives that one poem could have. "Bright Star" involves a speaker discussing the love of his or her life as if they were a bright star, forever unchangeable. We talked about putting ourselves in the poem in order to relate to it and find a deeper meaning when we compare it to our own lives. I personally thought this was a good way to help look at the poem. You could look at this through the eyes of the speaker, the speaker's love, or even the star. I have had different situations where I have experienced all three perspectives, although at this moment in time I was able to relate most directly to the speaker's love. Looking at it in this perspective helped me put the poem in a situation similar to my own.
We also looked at how the poet used an apostrophe in order to bring the different perspectives to life. This term meaning to personify an object, in this case it is the star. I think this is very important when trying to evaluate a poem so you can figure out the true feelings of the speaker and to help discover a deeper meaning to a poem.
This week we also started to dive into our essays. I am working with Whitney on this project and the two elements of literature we chose are Plot/Structure and Point of View. We thought we would be able to put a lot of thought into both of these elements and the stories we chose that coincide with them in order to create a well written essay and a good presentation. I think this project will come fairly easy for us because of our previous knowledge on the topics and the information we have most recently learned by taking AP Literature.