English 9 Homework Oct 30 - Nov 3

Monday 

1. Be ready to discuss the 6 Elements of an Epic Poem link
Six Elements Of The Epic:
  • Plot centers around a Hero of Unbelievable Stature - The epic hero completes what everyone only attempts.  In ancient epics, the hero often is either partially divine or at least protected by a god or God.
  • Involves deeds of superhuman strength and valor - Accomplish feats no real human could.
  • Vast Setting - The action spans not only geographical but also often cosmological space: across land, sea, into the underworld, or thru space or time etc.
  • Involves supernatural and/or otherworldly forces - Gods, demons, angels, time/space travel, cheating death and more
  • Sustained elevation of style - Overwritten, overly formal, highly stylized (poetry, lyricism (singing), exaggeration)
  • Poet remains objective and omniscient - The narrator sees and knows all and presents all perspectives.

Tuesday

1. Which of the following characters would you say you know best? Classify the following characters as flat or round: Jerry/his mother, Ivan/Pelageia Petrovna, Jim/Billy Bones/Long John Silver, Odysseus/Phaethon.

Wednesday

Review Ovid's PHAËTHON as translated by Edith Hamilton link (textbook pp 92-94) and be ready to describe mythology and the purpose of a myth.
Thursday
1. Think through and be ready to explain three differences between Christ's Creator and the Roman and Greek gods. Explain differences between "The Bible" and the Greco-Roman myths.

Friday 

1. Study for Monday morning Wordly Wise Level 9 Lesson 7 quiz link

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