English 9 Honors

Everything you need to be successful in DeMiero's English 9 Honors classes.
Poetry Anthology Project

Poetry Anthology Project

During the Café Firenze experience, we have listened to and read a great deal of poetry. Since so much of poetry is personal, this is an opportunity to identify poems that have resonated and connected with you. Therefore, you will gather poems that mean something to...

You’ve been given a Direct Order to Rock Out!

You’ve been given a Direct Order to Rock Out!

As part of the Café Firenze poetry experience, you'll be asked to write some original poems. The first assignment is to write a piece in the spirit of Anis Mojgani's "Direct orders." Here's the Rock Out Assignment. Remember, you'll be asked to read your poem to the...

Project Greenlight’s “Stolen Summer”

Project Greenlight’s “Stolen Summer”

Here’s a real sleeper of a film that came from the most unlikely of places – a reality show on HBO. It’s rare that a film explores the complex themes of faith, coming of age and prejudice in any meaningful manner, but this film somehow pulls it off quite well. It’s...

Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use”

Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use”

In Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” we observe several levels of conflict among the four main characters. A wonderful example of the power and limits of a first-person narrative, Walker weaves a tale that speaks to several important themes and issues. In fact, there are...

Perseverance: Following the “Rabbit-Proof Fence”

Perseverance: Following the “Rabbit-Proof Fence”

A continuing journey To continue our thematic unit focusing on the concept of perseverance, we'll be watching Phillip Noyce's 2002 film "Rabbit-Proof Fence." An important trait of good literature is that it allows us to safely and intelligently grapple with difficult...

English 9 Honors 1st Semester Final Prep

English 9 Honors 1st Semester Final Prep

First Semester Final While the list of all we've covered this semester is extensive, not everything will be on the semester final. Remember: The final is open note/notebook, so it's to your advantage to have your notes organized. The following information should help...

Satire

Satire

One of the more influential, and yet subtly complex literary genres is satire. Since it's a fairly advanced subject to tackle, we'll be treating this more as an introduction to satire rather than a comprehensive examination. So, to get our feet wet with satire, here...

“Santa’s Children”

“Santa’s Children”

Italo Calvino is arguably one of Italy’s finest writers of the 20th century. Whether you like his style, he is certainly the most translated Italian author from the second half of the 20th century, gaining much acclaim in England and the United States. His style,...

E9H Final Prep for 2nd Semester

E9H Final Prep for 2nd Semester

Here's the overview of what's on the final for 2nd Semester. Remember, it's open note and open Poetry Café Menu. 2nd Semester Final Prep Info

OMGTB: Big Daddy Cane & Heavy D

OMGTB: Big Daddy Cane & Heavy D

  Who did it?!? Was it you?!? Well, somebody must have encouraged OMGTB because they released another song. Here’s an .mp3 of their latest, uh, effort. It’s another LMFAO song that they have titled “Writin’ Like A Poet” (instead of “Sexy and I Know It”). Hey,...

Welcome to Café Roma!

Welcome to Café Roma!

Welcome to Café Roma! You are about to embark on a remarkable journey of self-exploration through poetry. Consume as much poetry as you can – there are free refills, after all – and don't be afraid to try something new off the menu. Enjoy! Here's a copy of the Café...

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