Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Monday April 30th AP prep

Today my group worked on literary terms, we would call out words like chiasmus or antithesis and we would first, try and guess the word on our own, then together we would come to a verdict about what we thought the definition was as a whole, and lastly, would check the actual definition to see if we were right or wrong.

3 essay prompts for MacBeth

- 1972      In retrospect the reader often discovers that the first chapter of a novel
or the opening scene of a drama introduces some of the major themes of the
work. Write an essay about the opening scene of a drama or the first
chapter of a novel in which you explain how it functions in this way.  In
your essay do not merely summarize the plot of the work you are

- 1980 A recurring theme in literature is the classic war between passion and
responsibility. For instance, a personal cause, a love, a desire for revenge,
a determination to redress a wrong, or some other emotion or drive may conflict
with moral duty. Choose a literary work in which a character confronts the
demands of a private passion that conflicts with his or her responsibilities.
In a well-written essay show clearly the nature of the conflict, its effects
upon the character, and its significance to the work. Avoid plot summary

- 1988 Choose a distinguished novel or play in which some of the most
significantevents are mental or psychological; for example, awakenings,
discoveries,changes in consciousness. In a well-organized essay, describe how
the authormanages to give these internal events the sense of excitement,
suspense, andclimax usually associated with external action. Do not merely
summarize the plot

AP Plan

     The one thing that has always influenced my writing is my reading. I have recognized that by reading a lot at a young age it helped my mind absorb good techniques, styles, and vocabulary that has helped me throughout junior high and high school. I plan on reading at least 2 level 8-9 essays a day and analyzing their structure and form so that when the time comes the essay writing section will not be a struggle. I also plan to look over our literary terms to strengthen my vocab and understanding for both the essays and passage questions.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Helpful blogs: 1, 2 &3...

1.  http://amrhsenglitcomp.blogspot.com/ Alex McKinney

2. http://ckrhsenglitcomp.blogspot.com/ Cody Kiniry

3. http://yjrhsenglitcomp.blogspot.com/ Yunjoo Lee

Concerning Sophie's World

A hearty "thank you" to my well-spoken little halfling!

Remix the textbook

Sonnet 69 by Pablo Neruda

Dramatic Situation: 
  • The sonnet is a lover communicating to their significant other how meaningless a life without  them would be. Also, how in love they are defined as individuals and as one, together. 
  • Sonnet, no rhymes. "'Without" repeated. 
  • Love for a person you cannot live without. 
  • Commas used to separate similes and metaphors. 
Images/ Figures of Speech: 
  • sight is thet strongest sense acknowledged, figurative
  • personification
Important Words:
  • presence
  • since
  • will be
  • maybe
  • infatuation, romance "twitterpated"
Literary Devices: 
  • similes and metaphors
  • no rhyming, two stanzas