Monday, February 9, 2015

A.P. Lit is Remembering, Disremembering, and Unaccounting: February 9, 2015

Focus: How is Morrison experimenting with diction and structure, and why?

Turn in those critical reviews and pat yourself on the back!

1. Warming up with happy Monday thoughts

2. Considering these words...



a prefix...used with the meaning “again” or “again and again” to indicate 
repetition, or with the meaning “back” or “backward” to indicate withdrawal or  backward motion



a Latin prefix meaning “apart,” “asunder,” “away,” “utterly,” or having a     negative, or  reversing force 



a prefix meaning “not,” freely used as an English formative, giving negative or opposite force 

(thank you,, for the above definitions)

What do these words have in common?
What is the difference between these words?
How do they fit Sethe's journey? Paul D's? Denver's? Beloved's?

3. Nailing down Beloved's elusive events into a nicely concrete timeline

Step 1: Take ten notecards, rip them neatly in half so they're smaller, and write a specific event from Parts 1 and 2 on each. If you're good at math, you'll notice that you need twenty events total.

Step 2: Manipulate them into you think you have them roughly in chronological order (in other words, the order in which they actually happened).

Step 3: Create a timeline with as many specific dates as possible. Leave a little space at the end for the events of Part 3.

Step 4: It would have been significantly easier for Morrison to write the book in chronological order or to simply include a few flashbacks. How would you describe the order/structure of this book?  What might Morrison be up to here? How does the structure of the book relate to the prefix lesson we enjoyed at the beginning of class?

1. Please finish all of Part 2 for Wednesday's Socratic. For your reading ticket, please click HERE for Socratic stems. Using these stems, please compose 10-15 good Socratic questions that span Part 2. 

2. Critical review homework? Nope!

3. Remember that you have until next Tuesday to complete your poetry response (packets handed out last Monday).

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