What thou see’st when thou dost wake,
Do it for thy true love take.
Love and languish for his sake.
Be it lynx or cat or bear,
Leopard or boar with bristled hair,
In thy eye that shall appear
When thou wak’st, it is thy dear.
Wake when some vile thing is near. (2.2.32-40)
Students, please read and understand the meaning of Oberon’s lines. You are to create a poem, rap, or song based on these lines. You are not to use any of Shakespeare’s words, but rather rewrite this passage using modern language and stay true to the meaning of it. It should rhyme, can be humorous (not stupid), and be up to eight lines. It should have some rhythm to it and be written in the same format. Have fun!
Here’s my feeble attempt: (No copying)
What you see when you arise,
Will be your love before your eyes.
Be it mouse, or bat, or bunny,
Rat, or bear who loves his honey.
When you wake you’ll be in love,
It’ll be ugly not cute as a dove.
Also, I forgot to mention this week that I loved all your great ideas on the kinds of things you would put in a museum for teens if you were in charge of doing so. I thought it interesting how many of you are not fans of art museums, per se, but rather enjoy museums that are hands on, have interactives, and use music and technology to engage the audience.
By the way……gmail motion was Google’s April Fool’s 2011 joke. Many of you knew that so kudos to you. I thought all your motion ideas were very clever!