Friday, February 26, 2016

Old Alfred is Probably Rolling in His Grave...

...While perhaps clever George is chuckling?

Once again, in AP Lit, as we start working on a revised version of the World War I Poetry project (this year combined with Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried), we began by reading some pre-20thC poetry. I asked two students, Andrew J & Hana A, to choose some additional students to work with them on finding a way to perform two poems:  "The Charge of the Light Brigade" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and "The Destruction of Sennacherib" by George Gordon, Lord Byron. The aim was to emphasize the rhythm. After about half an hour's practice, here's what the two groups came up with. (I think the experience has scarred Riley H, Azalea G, and Ryan S for life, so be gentle with them.)


  1. I don't know about you, but I always think of Tennyson and hip-hop as somehow related. Tennyson was the clearly 50 Cent of his day.
    Nicely done, everyone! That takes some courage.