Homework 2

The assignment is this:

Section 2.2: 1, 3, 7, 10, 18, 29

Section 2.4: 17

Section 2.5: 2, 4, 6

It is due Thursday, 13 February 2014, at the start of class.

I know some of you might be wondering whether I’m going to wear a different plaid shirt every class for the whole semester. Let’s put it this way: you’ll only find out if you come to lecture every day. So don’t skip class, because you’ll miss out and everyone will laugh at you.

Ever heard the phrase “burning the candle at both ends”? It comes from a poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay:

“First Fig”

My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends —
It gives a lovely light!


Pretty tight.

Maybe you also know the phrase “Hey who’s that Spanish guy with the guitar and the onions on the floor?” That comes from this painting, The Spanish Singer, by Édouard Manet (it’s at the Met in NYC):


Manet is also responsible for the bartender’s saw “What can I do you for?” which has its origin in his painting A Bar at the Folies-Bergères (Courtauld Gallery, London):


Okay I was lying with those last two; I just wanted an excuse to post a couple Manet pictures.



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