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Prof. Rubenstein - English 102 - Spring 2021: Poetry & Short Stories

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ASSIGNMENT # 4: Script (One Poem & One Short Story) Commercial/Infomercial/PSA (TO CLASS) (20 points: Oral Presentation-10 points and Written Script-10 points) (Due Wk 9: Monday, March 25 & Continue Presentations on Wk 10: Monday, Friday, April 1)

1. Prepare Written Script & Oral Presentations
2. Print Copies for each Character, plus for INSTRUCTOR


POETRY OPTIONS 1. Billy Collins, “Introduction to Poetry” 2. Peter Meinke, “Advice to My Son” 3. Theodore Roethke, “My Papa’s Waltz” 4. Robert Hayden, ”Those Winter Sundays” 5. Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken” 6. May Swenson, “Pigeon Woman” 7. William Blake, “The Chimney Sweeper” (from Songs of Innocence) 8. William Blake, “ The Chimney Sweeper” (from Songs of Experience) 9. William Shakespeare (Sonnet 18) “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?” 10. Howard Moss’ Sonnet “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?” 11. William Shakespeare (Sonnet 130) ) “My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun” 12. Nikki Giovanni, “Poem for a Lady Whose Voice I Like” 13. Jamaica Kincaid, “Girl”

SHORT STORY OPTIONS 1. Kate Chopin, “The Story of an Hour” 2. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper” 3. Ernest Hemingway, “Hills Like White Elephants” 4. James Joyce, “Eveline” 5. Judith Ortiz Cofer, “First Love” 6. James Joyce, “Araby” 7. Margaret Atwood, “Happy Endings” 8. Amy Tan, “Two Kinds” 9. Chinua Achebe, “Dead Men’s Path” 10. Alice Walker, “Everyday Use”


SCRIPT: Create a 120 second (2 minutes) commercial, infomercial or public service announcement (PSA) incorporating the motif/message (or characters) with two selected literary works (one from Option A (Poetry) and one from Option B (Short Stories) 
(Be prepared to enact the commercial. Bring props, signage, media, costumes to enhance presentation)
In The Written Script… (Include stage directions, dialogue, props if needed)

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