3rd Year Program 2017-2018


by Emme Richards

Taste victory:
sweet and addictive
like sweet strawberry soda.
Hard work results in a
nice reward.

Victory tastes like iron;
the blood of fallen
friends or foes.
Winning over competition
offers addictive power.


by Jaeda Moyer

Taste anger: trickling
down the esophagus
like a flaming Carolina Reaper.
Smelling like burnt poison ivy, each
pain swallowed, choked down;
every last bit of torturous emotion
boils your insides,
scarring delicate tissue,
leaving only
a tasteless pile of ash.


by Sarah Morgan

Black understands white,
possessing white's lack, as it
absorbs all colors.
Rainbows disappear in a black sky;
a paintbrush is useless
on charcoal canvas.
White just sits, empty.

White understands black, as it
reflects all colors,
revealing the rainbow.
Everything is visible in white.
Black mourns what it cannot be.


by Emme Richards

Poverty immerses itself in wealth,
as homeless men
wish they were wearing suit and tie.
Regretting their bad decisions:
wasting money,
abandoning a family,
ignoring advice of school teachers.

Wealth unveils poverty:
tie wearers and suit adorners
wish their lives were as full as
those of street people who
smoke cannabis,
drink exotic liquors,
take Caribbean vacations, keeping
but little money in banks;
enjoying life while young.

Click HERE for NEW vocabulary words, including the rest of the section on foreign words & phrases.

Class Resources:

Link to: Shakespeare's Sonnets

Link to: Metaphysical Poets. This website introduces you to this 17th-century school of poets, and offers web links for further research.

Check all papers for THESE SKILLS before turning them in to me. ALSO:


Story notes & play outlines from 2012 >>>

(will come live after we read these stories and plays)

Edgar Allan Poe: The Masque of the Red Death
H.G. Wells: The Time Machine
William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels
William Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part I
William Shakespeare: Othello
William Shakespeare: The Tempest

Click on the icon at left to see what you will be doing in ART this year: 3rd Year Art

Click on the icon at right to see what movies we will be watching this year: 3rd Year Films

What are we doing this year?
Check HERE to see our required pieces and
an overview of the 3rd Year English curriculum

To see who has signed up for 2017-2018 classes,
go to 2017-2018 REGISTRATION & Class Lists

2nd Semester Unfinished Pieces

                Revisions = 61/72
                Edits = 100%


                Revisions = 100%
                Edits = 100%


                Revisions = 100%
                Edits = 100%


Pieces written by 3rd Year students THIS YEAR

Pieces written by 3rd Year students in 2015-2016
Pieces written by 3rd Year students in 2012-2013
Pieces written by 3rd Year students in 2010-2011
Pieces written by 3rd Year students in 2008-2009
Pieces written by 3rd Year students in 2005-2006
Pieces written by 3rd Year students in 2003-2004
Pieces written by 3rd Year students in 2002-2003
Pieces written by 3rd Year students in 2001-2002

top of this page

Click on bar below to email Marie
MAIL to Marie

Copyright June 6, 2018 Marie M. Furnary All rights reserved.