Download the PDF document here.
If possible, print the document so that you can practice annotation and scribbling your comments while we’re discussing the poems in the class.
For tomorrow’s discussion, prepare all poems in Parts One and half of the poems in Part Two (see the document).
Please start reading the poems. And I highly encourage that you research about them as well.
You will also be assigned to prepare a short background information on some poets. During our class discussions, you are expected to share with the class a brief background of the author’s life and his/her poetry style. You don’t need to prepare a powerpoint presentation for this; just make sure you have notes and that you will be able to share more about the poem of the authors you’re assigned to research on.
These are your assignments:
Alberto Leonardo Oxales - SAPPHO, W.B. YEATS Aldrich Aldwin Mayoralgo - CATULLUS, RAINIER MARIA RILKE Benedict Co - LI PO, EZRA POUND Bernell Merwyn Go - DANTE ALIGHIERI, WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS David Justin Yulo - FRANCIS PETRARCH, KAHLIL GIBRAN Edrich Gabriel Ty - GEOFFREY CHAUCER, T.S. ELIOT Javier Miguel Benitez - EDMUND SPENSER, DOROTHY PARKER John Stephenson Lu - CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE, e.e. cummings Jon Ridge Ong - JOHN DONNE, FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA Juan Alvaro Arcilla - ALEXANDER POPE, LANGSTON HUGHES Kendric Aaron Tee - WILLIAM BLAKE, PABLO NERUDA Kenneth Paul Nacion - WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, W. H. AUDEN Kenrick Royce Ng - GEORGE LORD BYRON, DYLAN THOMAS Lance CJ Tanganco - PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY, DENISE LEVERTOV Martin Descartes Ibasco - ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING, ANNE SEXTON Matthew Alex Tan - EDGAR ALLAN POE, ALLEN GINSBERG Paul Louis Dee - ALFRED LORD TENNYSON, GWENDOLYN BROOKS Philip Armand Gozali - WALT WHITMAN, BILLY COLLINS Quirby Angelo Alberto - EMILY DICKINSON, CAROL ANN DUFFY Sean William Ocier - GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS, WISLAWA SZYMBORSKA Steven March Chua - WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY, MAYA ANGELOU Timothy Charles Ngo - ROBERT FROST, NICK JOAQUIN