Saturday, April 5, 2008

Friday's Class: Assignments

The AP English Literature Exam is scheduled for May 8.
We have about one month to prepare.
It's time to put the pedal to the metal, people.

I would like to schedule a voluntary poetry / lit review session after school, at a location that is convenient to you: Starbucks, Joe's, Barnes & Noble....or I am open to suggestions. (I'd offer my house, but it's quite a hike from Webster. )

Everyone should have read up to page 200 of Light in August by Tuesday.

Please be prepared to discuss the plot, themes, characters. Especially the following-

The burden of the past
Search for identity

Does the similarity in the character's names add to or confuse the story?
What do you think of Joe Christmas?
What does Faulkner's descriptions of Joe's relationships with women say thematically ?

Also, read the poem "Dulce Et Decorum Est" by Wilfred Owen in your Sound and Sense book. Answer question 1-4. This is for credit.

Nest week please be prepared to discuss the novel, as well as answer practice AP questions in class.

This may include a 40-minute block to write practice essays.

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