Thursday, October 2, 2014

A.P. Literature and Awesomeness: October 2, 2014

Focus: How can we synthesize what we know about poetry so far to help us in the multiple choice section of the A.P. test?

1. Warming up: Small group color coding of "A Whippoorwill in the Woods"

  • Round 1: What imagery and diction grabs your attention?
  • Round 2: What extended metaphor is emerging?  What two things are being compared, and what do they specifically have in common? Which images contribute to the extended metaphor and how?
  • Round 3: Are there any shifts/movements in the poem? How so?
  • Round 4: What sound devices do you notice throughout the poem?
  • Round 5: What kinds of patterns are you starting to notice among the sound devices?
  • Round 6: Try to draw together some of the imagery, the extended metaphor and the sound devices to develop a statement about the poem's larger meanings.

2. Trying out the multiple choice questions individually

3. Debriefing the answers as a class

1. Follow the East of Eden reading schedule for tomorrow (the Socratic questions are the reading ticket).

2. Acquire your independent reading novel.

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