AP Literature

Here are the assigned Cantos - please finish your one today! Also, we have a limited number of books, be creative in sharing until I round up some more!

Poetry Project 

For this assignment you will choose 1 poet and research about their life.  You will present your poet and a selection of their poems through a podcast or i-movie. Presentations must contain the following components:


  1. 2-3 minute introduction of your poet.  This can be prerecorded or spoken when presenting.  Include all relevant information from your research.
  2. 1 poem either spoken by the poet them self or another person.
  3. 2-3 poems of your choosing read and illustrated by you.  You may podcast, act, video, or any other creative way to deliver the poems.
  4. Finally, a conclusion of about 2-3 minutes explaining the poems, your choice, reflections, analysis, etc.  This may also be prerecorded or spoken during your presentation.

Poet Names



Siddhartha



The Stranger



link

Monday - 

Today you will write your "Life Philosophy." The last two novels have both had protagonists who had very definite philosophies on life, what they live for, how they make choices, etc. Today it is your turn to write and try to explain your views. Consider the following:

1. What is important to you and why

2. Education and learning

3. Family and relationships

4. Money and success

5. How you make decisions, what guides your moral compass

These are just a few things to get your mind "going," but you do not have to answer all of these prompts. I, too, wrote a philosophy on life when I was in HS. I still have it and chuckle when I read it. It was a great reflection of who I was at the time and I am hoping you will keep yours and reflect back on it 10 and 15 years from now! - You have the whole period to write - I would like a copy and will comment, but only give you flat points for the assignment! Tweet me if you have any questions. 


May 8th - Exam Prep

We are preparing for the exam on thursday. Pick up an advanced make-up from Kendra. Assign the following (depending on numbers, pair or small groups of 3)
Students are to create a graphic organizer that will be given to each member of the class tomorrow. We will divide and conquer. 


1.Title
2.Author
3.Time Period
4.Setting
5.Character list and qualities
6.Brief synopsis
7. Symbols
8. Themes


The following are the titles to assign each group:
The Awakening
Hamlet
Ethan Frome
The Stranger
Siddhartha
The Scarlet Letter
Oedipus
Antigone


Scarlet Letter Guide (fill out)

The Scarlet Letter

-Nathaniel Hawthorne

Novel, published in 1850

Setting

Key Characters

*Hester Prynne

*Arthur Dimmesdale

*Pearl

*Roger Chillingworth

Main Themes and Ideas

1.

2.

3.

Main Symbols

1.  Scarlet Letter A

2.  Light, Shadow, Color

3.  Meteor in sky

4.  Names

5.  Forest

Scaffold Scenes

1.

2.

3.

Style and Structure


Scarlet Letter Symbols

Rosebush

Prison

Steeple-shaped hats

Colors (red, black, grey, green, white)

Scaffold

Characters' Names

Scarlet Letter itself

Weeds and Flowers

Forest

Brook

Birds

Animals

Ruined Wall

Cemetery

Governor's Mansion

Armor

Ruff

Cottage

Sunshine vs. Darkness

Glove

Tapestry

Circularity of novel's Structure 


Poetry Project 

For this assignment you will choose 1 poet and research about their life.  You will present your poet and a selection of their poems through a podcast or i-movie. Presentations must contain the following components:


  1. 2-3 minute introduction of your poet.  This can be prerecorded or spoken when presenting.  Include all relevant information from your research.
  2. 1 poem either spoken by the poet them self or another person.
  3. 2-3 poems of your choosing read and illustrated by you.  You may podcast, act, video, or any other creative way to deliver the poems.
  4. Finally, a conclusion of about 2-3 minutes explaining the poems, your choice, reflections, analysis, etc.  This may also be prerecorded or spoken during your presentation.


The Structure of Poetry: Terms


Prose Vs. Poetry


Form

*open form

*closed form

*blank verse


Foot

*iambic

*trochaic

*anapestic

*dactylic

*spondaic


Meter

*monometer

*dimeter

*trimeter

*tetrameter

*pentameter

*hexameter

*hepameter

*octameter

*nonometer


Verse Vs. Stanza

*a line

*couplet (heroic couplet)

*tercet

*quatrain

*cinquain

*sestet

*septet

*octave


Rhyme

*end rhyme

*internal rhyme

*slant rhyme

*masculine rhyme

*feminine rhyme



Poetry Terms

*connotation

*denotation

*figurative

*literal

*metaphor

*simile

*allusion

*personification

*imagery

*symbol

*alliteration

*apostrophe

*assonance

*Bathos

*Caesura

*conceits

*consonance

*diction

*enjambment

*hyperbole

*irony

*metonymy

*onomatopoeia

*oxymoron

*paradox

*pun

*sarcasm

*syntax

*tone

*satire




Hamlet - Please read the rest of Act 4 for Friday. 

Revenge - Bacon
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