Barbaric YAWPING

On Tuesday, 12/09/2014, we had a seminar about Dead Poets Society, in which we mentioned Walt Whitman’s “barbaric YAWP.”  Someone (probably Hunter) suggested we run outside and “sound [our] barbaric yawp[s] over the roofs of the world.”

So we did.

(Or, at least we sounded them over the rooftop of Lincoln School across the football field.)

Wednesday, 12/10 & Thursday 12/11 we will continue the conversation.  We will discuss verses 6, 20, & 52 from “Song of Myself,” portions of Robert Hass’ Introduction to “Song of Myself,”  & Edward Hirsch’s “To the Reader Setting Out.”

Students signed up for scheduled speaking times for their mandatory performances as well.