English 9 and Honors English

Listen to this song “Calypso” by Suzanne Vega – Here are the words to follow along. Answer these questions:

  • What words/phrases are repeated in the song?
  • What reasons are listed for Calypso’s sadness?
  • What ideas/images are repeated in the story?

Look at this painting Image result for The Departure of Ulysses from the Isle of Calypso by Samuel Palmer

Answer these questions:

  • What images and details do you notice about the painting?
  • How do you interpret Calypso’s gesture?
  • Is Odysseus sailing into the sunrise or the sunset? What might that mean?
  • What/whose perspective do we get from the painting?

If you are absent Tuesday or Wednesday, complete Calypso Rotation Activity


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