July 20, 2017

July 20, 2017
Mary and Dosey

Friday, April 16, 2010

NL #3: You, too, can be an A+ Student!

NL#3: You have choices in how you will take today’s test. Each of you, like Diana, should be able to score 100 percent. You may choose to look at the list of allusions and see which ones you can identify OR You can look at the list of allusions and the works that follow to see if you can match the quotation with its source OR You can look below at the answers right away. Have fun! Yes, I am a geek, and yes, I often told my students to have fun when they took a test and yes, I often had fun taking tests.


Allusions
I take my waking slow.
Mary E and the Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Birthday
All means all.
With feathers
Excuse me, while I kiss the sky.
To me the meanest flower that blows can give
Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.
The world’s grace is, of course, still with me.
"Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens"
"The Lord called the donkey a fool."
Call me Mary.
"Precioussss"
"Thumper."
What a piece of work is man...and woman, too.
Not dead yet.
“Deep in my heart, I still believe, that we shall overcome some day,”
"Not Waving but Drowning"
"Twas a rough night."
"Run away!"
Wookie
I'm a lovah, not a fightah.
Innernets
Locusts
Sometimes you're the windshield. Sometimes you're the bug.

Matching: Match the artist and the artwork to the allusion above.
MacBeth in Shakespeare’s play, MacBeth.
Song by The Kinks.
Theodore Roethke poem “I Wake to Sleep and Take my Waking Slow”
Skit “Bring Out Your Dead” in the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
George W. Bush
Judith Viorst’s children’s book, Alexander and the Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Education maxim.
Gollum in J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel, The Hobbit.
Emily Dickenson’s poem, “Hope is the Thing with Feathers.”
Charles Tindley’s gospel song, “We Will Overcome.”
Jimi Hendrix’s song, “Purple Haze.”
William Wordsworth’s poem, “Intimations of Immortality”
Wendell Berry’s poem, “The Peace of Wild Things.”
“The Giant Rabbit” skit in the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Stevie Smith’s poem, “Not Waving but Drowning.”
Common expression. Origin unknown.
Rabbit in Walt Disney’s movie Bambi.
Louis Jordan’s song “Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens.”
Hamlet in Shakespeare’s play Hamlet.
Mary Chapin Carpenter’s country song, “The Bug” (Also sung by Dire Straits)
My Grandmother M.
“Ishmael” in Herman Melville’s novel, Moby Dick.
One of the ten plagues of Egypt in Exodus.
The kind of creature who is the hirsute character Chewbacca, best friend to Hans Solo in the movie Star Wars

Answers
I take my waking slow. Theodore Roethke poem “I Wake to Sleep and Take my Waking Slow”
Mary E and the Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Birthday. Judith Viorst’s children’s book, Alexander and the Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
All means all. Education maxim.
With feathers. Emily Dickenson’s poem, “Hope is the Thing with Feathers.”
Excuse me, while I kiss the sky. Jimi Hendrix’s song, “Purple Haze.”
To me the meanest flower that blows can give
Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.
William Wordsworth’s poem, “Intimations of Immortality”
The world’s grace is, of course, still with me. Wendell Berry’s poem, “The Peace of Wild Things.”
"Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens." Louis Jordan’s song “Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens.”
"The Lord called the donkey a fool." My Grandmother M.
Call me Mary. “Ishmael” in Herman Melville’s novel, Moby Dick.
"Precioussss." Gollum in J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit.
"Thumper." Rabbit in Walt Disney’s movie Bambi.
“What a piece of work is man.” Hamlet in Shakespeare’s play Hamlet.
Not dead yet. Skit “Bring Out Your Dead” in the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
“Deep in my heart, I still believe, that we shall overcome some day,” Charles Tindley’s gospel song, “We Will Overcome.”
"Not Waving but Drowning" Stevie Smith’s poem, “Not Waving but Drowning.”
"Twas a rough night." MacBeth in Shakespeare’s play, MacBeth.
"Run away!" “The Giant Rabbit” skit in the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Wookie: the kind of creature who is the hirsute Star Wars character, best friend to Hans Solo, Chewbacca, in the movie Star Wars.
I'm a lovah, not a fightah. Song by The Kinks.
Innernets: George W. Bush
Locusts: One of the ten plagues of Egypt in Exodus.
Sometimes you're the windshield. Sometimes you're the bug. Mary Chapin Carperner’s country song, “The Bug” (Also sung by Dire Straits)

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