Thu A / 8:30
Thu D / 11:45
Fri E / 9:35-10:40
learning goal: do you predict that the last third of the poem will confirm, refine or refute your working thesis about the first two thirds*?
*working thesis from the Anglo-Saxon Algebra exercise
in small groups of three or four each, create consensus road map of 7-10 basic plot events in lines 2001-3182, assigning line umbers to each event; each person produces a copy of this consensus map, as you have done with earlier section of the poem
on the same piece of paper on which you have handwritten this map, write a prediction of how these lines (last third of poem) will affect your working thesis about lines 1-2000: will they confirm, refine or refute your working thesis?
After you have handwritten the map and prediction, read through the end of the poem, marking at least three brief passages (1-5 ll.) that illustrate the effect of the poem’s last section on your thesis. Be prepared to explain–during our next class–how these passages shape or re-shape your interpretation.