English Homework

Chose one character from the movie “City Island” and one speaker from either of these poems all of which are written by E.E. Cummings: All in green went my love riding, The Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls, I was sitting in mcsorley’s, O sweet spontaneous, I sing of olaf glad and big, A man who had fallen among thieves, You shall above all things be glad and young, Little joe gould has lost his teeth and doesn’t know where, My father moved through dooms of love, The way to hump a cow is not, A salesman is an it that stinks excuse, Right here the other night something, All nearness pauses while a star can grow, Maggie and milly and molly and may. Put the character you chose from the movie “City Island” and the speaker from the poem you chose and put them into a situation in which they have a conversation about one of the following topics: death, birth, storytelling, love, sex, pain, loneliness, secrets, lies, loss, fear, dreams, hope, or wonder. You have to make up a creative name for the speaker of the poem you chose and make them have a conversation (a mini-dialogue) with the character you chose from the movie “City Island“. You don’t need to make up a name for the character from the movie as they already have names so just use the name they have in the movie. Before you start that you need to write a begining paragraph exploring who the characters are (especially the one you made up a name for from the poem, make up a little background about them based on the poem and what you think it tells about them etc) . You must also tell their names and describe the occasion of their meeting. After you write that paragraph you can begin writing the conversation between the 2 characters. 

Format: This homework must be 2 double spaced pages, written in “Script Format” with a short intro explaining who the characters are and how/where they are meeting. 

 

Links to the poems you can choose from

All in green went my love riding“- http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2012/10/12 

the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls“- http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/176655 

I was Sitting in McSorley’s“- http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G2-2692100021.html#B  

O sweet spontaneous“- http://www.poetry-archive.com/c/o_sweet_spontaneous.html

i sing of Olaf glad and big“- http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/i-sing-olaf-glad-and-big

a man who had fallen among thieves“- http://www.poetrysoup.com/famous/poem/409/a_man_who_had_fallen_among_thieves

You shall above all things be glad and young“- http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2011/10/14

little joe gould has lost his teeth and doesn’t know where“- http://3bpoetrythoughts.blogspot.com/2013/04/ee-cummings-little-joe-gould-has-lost.html

My father moved through dooms of love“- http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/my-father-moved-through-dooms-of-love-2/

The way to hump a cow is not“- http://poems.writers-network.com/ee_cummings/the-way-to-hump-a-cow-is-not-14.html

a salesman is an it that stink  Excuse“- http://rrssrr.www1.50megs.com/a_salesman.html

right here the other night something“- http://interrelevant.wordpress.com/tag/ee-cummings/

All nearness pauses, while a star can grow“- http://genius.com/E-e-cummings-all-nearness-pauses-while-a-star-can-grow-annotated

maggie and milly and molly and may“- http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/maggie-and-milly-and-molly-and-may 

 

If you have not seen the movie “City Island” here is a link to stream the movie (you don’t have to download it you can just watch it from your browser): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWIrWQNOMT0