Friday, April 27, 2012
She did learn about sonnets this last week. One night her homework was to scan and analyze Shakespeare's sonnet 46, "Mine eye and heart are at a mortal war," which I thought was a strange choice for them, as it's so thinky and fussy and wrapped around its own axle. But I can read the absolute shit out of a sonnet, so I was like, "Yes, FINALLY, I can put this PhD to use! Let's tee up this sonnet and knock the cover off! Go team!"
But then she didn't even really need me. After I helped her with some of the vocab, I asked her what the sonnet was saying and she goes, "Well, it's like the eye and heart disagree over who gets the pretty person they're talking about and they decide that the eyes will get the outside and heart the inside of the person but I don't think this is a real problem that anyone ever has in real life." I was like, "Okay. Pretty much just write that down."
Are y'all learning anything new or is it just one long slide towards summer?