The question comes up in class every year: How do we know the author intended the symbols that we analyze in class? One student in the ’60s took this question to incredible lengths, sending out a symbolism questionnaire to 150 of the top authors of the mid-twentieth century, with surprising results.
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Ms. Sullivan of the Foreign Language Department has just signed a book deal to have a book published in 2013! Congratulations, Ms. Sullivan! Click HERE for Principal Larkin’s post.
Thanks to Ms. Kelley-DiSanto in the library, we now have a much more comprehensive list of titles that are available to BHS students on audiobook. Check our link in the header (under Resources). We strive to supply more titles with immediate access via this
website, so stay tuned!
Check out this pile of gifts! Future Teachers of America members raised money in their English classes to purchase gifts for needy children this holiday season. Gifts will be wrapped and distributed to the children at a DCF Holiday Party next week.
A big THANK YOU to all students and staff who helped make this year’s Giving Tree campaign a huge success!
Charlotte Bronte manuscript sells for 1.1. million at auction
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Collab is running four contests at the moment. Something for everyone!
Poetry Contest: Write a poem that excludes the word “THE”
DEADLINE: Jan 3rd
Short Story Contest: Write a short story that uses, at least once, every letter of the alphabet DEADLINE: Jan 3rd
Art Contest: Accepting all media, the winning entries will be featured on the covers of our 2012 magazine, as well as the 2012-13 BHS English textbooks DEADLINE: Jan 3rd
Music Contest: Accepting all submissions – DEADLINE: The end of finals
All submissions can be turned in to Mr. Lally (Room 200) or to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details, visit the Collab Website
The Huntington Theatre just released this promotional video for their annual Poetry Out Loud competition, featuring Mr. Lally giving his thoughts on what makes the competition so special.
FTA members are reminded to see Ms. Lombardo in rm 202 immediately to pick up your Giving Tree envelopes. Classroom donations are due by WEDS. 12/14 at the latest, so that we may have time to purchase gifts for our needy kids. They’re counting on us! Thanks!
Don’t forget, seniors: FIELD TRIP money is due to your English teacher ASAP so that we don’t lose our tickets! $20 cash or check, payable to BHS English Dept.
If you love The Great Gatsby, and always wondered what it would be like to dodge the lethal lasers firing out of the eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckelburg, then this video game is for YOU. Here’s a throwback video game that turns Fitzgerald’s classic novel into a Mario-style scrolling video game adventure. Good Luck, Old Sport!
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