Welcome to Mrs. Davis' American Lit. Honors class' Philosophy Mosaics!

We are studying key American authors deciding what defines, molds, sustains, and controls the people's paradigms within each time period. As modern readers, we are thinking about our paradigms and finding connections and contrasts within pieces of literature. Our philosophies are mosaics, or found poems, collages of words and images...created from the literature we read this semester.
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Definitions for understanding:

Mosaic: A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface--(http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Mosaic) We will create our mosaic from phrases, quotes, lines, images and movies.

a. An artistic composition of materials and objects pasted over a surface, often with unifying lines and color.b. A work, such as a literary piece, composed of both borrowed and original material.
Found Poem: The presentation of a borrowed text or found object as a poem or as part of a poem.(http://www.thefreedictionary.com/found+poem)

Philosophy: 1. Love and pursuit of wisdom by intellectual means and moral self-discipline.2. Investigation of the nature, causes, or principles of reality, knowledge, or values, based on logical reasoning rather than empirical methods.3. A system of thought based on or involving such inquiry: the philosophy of Hume.4. The critical analysis of fundamental assumptions or beliefs.