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Macbeth HELP  

You are responsible for reading and understanding the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, whether you are absent or not. Use resources online to help you. Here are some great ones: 

Macbeth Sparknotes-- http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/macbeth/

Macbeth video Sparknotes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzAujyWpK_s

Macbeth full text: http://shakespeare.mit.edu/macbeth/full.html

Macbeth Cliffnotes: https://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/m/macbeth/macbeth-at-a-glance

Macbeth Explanatory Notes: http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/macbeth/macbethresources.html

Here is our MACBETH reading schedule:

3/9 and 3/12 INTRO INTO THE TEXT

3/15 and 3/16 FINISH READING ACT I

3/19 and 3/20- ACT I QUIZ* you are required to take this whether you were absent last class or not. 

3/21 and 3/22- READING Act II

3/23 and 3/26- ACT II QUIZ * you are required to take this whether you were absent last class or not

3/27 and 3/28- READING ACT III

3/29 and 3/30- ACT III QUIZ * you are required to take this whether you were absent last class or not

4/9 and 4/10- READING ACT IV

4/11 and 4/12- ACT IV QUIZ* you are required to take this whether you were absent last class or not

4/13 and 4/16- READING ACT V

4/17 and 4/18- ACT V QUIZ * you are required to take this whether you were absent last class or not


NEW SENIOR PAPER DATES  

NEW REVISED SENIOR RESEARCH PAPER SET UP AND GUIDELINES 2017-2018

 

The following dates are tentative and subject to change. It is your responsibility to be signed up for Remind101 and check my website announcements daily for changes.

 

Day 0- Thursday, January 4th (ODD)/ Friday, January 5th (EVEN)     ----Initial Topic Digging/ Creating a top 10 list *grade 1

 

Day 1- Monday, January 8th (ODD)/ Tuesday, January 9th (EVEN)   ----TOPIC Pick/ *grade 1 due at start of class/ research

 

Day 2- Wednesday, January 10th (ODD)/ Thursday, January 11th (EVEN)  ---TOPIC GENERAL RESEARCH  *grade 2

 

Day 3- Tuesday, January 23rd(ODD)/ Tuesday, January 16th (EVEN) –--*2-4 page NOTES due start of class/ working on NOTECARDS

 

Day 4- Wednesday, January 24th (ODD)/ Monday, January 22nd (EVEN) ---NOTECARDS RESEARCH

 

Day 5-Thursday, January 25th (ODD)/ Friday, January 26th (EVEN) ---*NOTECARDS due start of class/ OUTLINE WORK

 

Day 6- Monday, January 29th (ODD)/ Tuesday, January 30th (EVEN) --- OUTLINE WORK

 

Day 7- Wednesday, January 31st (ODD)/ Thursday, February 1st (EVEN) ---*OUTLINE due start of class/ DRAFT WRITING

 

Day 8- Friday, February 2nd (ODD)/ Monday, February 5th (EVEN)- DRAFT WRITING

 

Day 9- Tuesday, February 6th (ODD)/ Friday, February 9th (EVEN)- DRAFT WRITING/ EDITING

 

Day 10- Thursday, February 8th (ODD)/ Tuesday, February 13th (EVEN) UPLOAD TURNITIN

 

 

 

 

 

FINAL PAPER DUE DATES:

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH (ODD CLASSES)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH (EVEN CLASSES)

 

 

 

 

 

 


AP Poem Vocabulary  

“The Elements of Poetry” from Perrine’s Literature, Sound, and Structure (Eighth Edition)

1.     Paraphrase- to restate it in different language, so as to make its prose sense as plain as possible.

2.     Theme- the central idea of the poem

3.     Denotation- the dictionary meaning of the text.

4.     Connotation- what it suggests beyond what it expresses.

5.     Imagery- the representation through language of sense experience.

6.     Auditory-sound; olfactory-smell; gustatory-taste; tactile-feel; organic- internal; kinesthetic- movement

7.     Figure of speech- any way of saying something other than the ordinary way.

8.     Figurative language- language using figures of speech- that cannot be taken literally.

9.     Simile- comparing things with like or as

10.Metaphor- comparing two or more unlike things

11.Personification-giving the attributes of a human being to an animal, object, or a concept.

12.Apostrophe- closely related to personification/ addressing someone or something that is absent or dead or something nonhuman as if it could reply. Typically seen after O______!

13.Synecdoche- the use of the part for the whole.

14.Metonymy- the use of something closely related for the thing actually meant.

15.Symbol- something that means more than what it is.

16.Allegory- a narrative or description that has a second meaning beneath the surface.

17.Paradox- an apparent contradiction that is nevertheless somehow true.

18.Overstatement- or HYPERBOLE- exaggeration in the service of truth.

19.Understatement- saying less than one means.

20.Irony- meanings that extend beyond its use merely as a figure of speech.

21.Verbal irony- saying the opposite of what one means.

22.Sarcasm-bitter or cutting speech, intended to wound the feelings.

23.Satire- applied to written literature with a higher motive-t ridicule with the purpose of bringing about reform.

24.Dramatic irony- the discrepancy is not between what the speaker says and means but between what the speaker says and what the poem means.

25.Irony of situation- discrepancy between the actual circumstances and those that would seem appropriate or between that which one anticipates.

26.Allusion- a reference to something in history or previous literature.

27.Total meaning- the experience the poem communicates

28.Prose meaning- the ingredient that can be separated out in the form of a prose paragraph.

29.Tone- the writer’s or speaker’s attitude towards the subject, the reader, or herself/himself.

30.Alliteration- the repetition of initial consonant sounds.

31.Assonance- the repetition of vowel sounds.

32.Consonance- the repetition of final consonant sounds.

33.Masculine rhyme- when the rhyme sound involves only 1 syllable. (decks/sex)

34.Feminine rhyme- when the rhyme sound involves 2 or more syllables. (spitefully/ delightfully)

35.Internal rhyme- the rhyme occurs within the line

36.end rhyme- the rhyme occurs at the end of the line.

37.approximate rhymes- also called slant rhymes- words with sound similarity.

38.Refrain- repeating whole words, phrases, lines, or groups within a poem or song.

39.Rhythm- refers to any wave-like recurrence of motion or sound.

40.Accented or stressed- the part that is given more prominence than the rest. ( / symbol )

41.Rhetorical stresses- use rhetorical questioning within poetry.

42.End-stop line- the end of the line corresponds with a natural speech pause.

43.Run-on line (enjambment)- the line moves without pause on into the next line.

44.Caesuras- pauses that occur within lines of poetry.

45.Free verse- no set rhyme pattern

46.Prose poem-depends entirely on ordinary prose rhythm. (talking)

47.Meter- identifying the rhythmic language that we can tap our feet to.

48.Foot- basic unit of meter.

49.Metrical variations- sounds that depart from what is regular.

50.Substitution- replacing the regular foot with another one.

51.Extra- metrical syllables- added at the beginning and end of lines.

52.Truncation- the omission of an unaccented syllable at either end of the line.

53.Scansion- the process of defining the metrical form of the poem.

54.Onomatopoeia- the use of words which sound like what they mean. (hiss, snap)

55.Phonetic intensives- whose sound connects with their meaning (flame, flare, flash)

56.Euphony- pleasant sounding

57.Cacophony- unpleasant sounding

58.Synesthesia- the stimulation of 2 or more senses simultaneously

59.Structure- the arrangement of ideas, images, thoughts, sentences within a poem.

60.Form- the external shape of the poem.

61.Continuous form- the element of design is slight.

62.Stanzaic form- extremely patterned where repeated units are often the same metrical pattern and rhyme scheme.

63.Stanzas- repeated paragraphs of a poem

64.Fixed form- a traditional pattern (villanelles, sestinas, ballads, etc.)

65.Limerick- anapestic aabba, often humorous or nonsensical.

66.Sonnet- usually 14 lines in length/ iambic pentameter/ set rhyme scheme ababcdcdefefgg

67.Italian/ Petrarchan Sonnet- divided between 8 lines (octave) and a 6 line (sestina). Usually intended for a cause/ effect split.

68.Villanelle- two rhyme sounds, 19 lines, divided into 5 three line tercets. Very difficult to compose. Often serious subject matter.

 

 

 

 

 


Unit 2 Study Guide- British Literature  

        British Lit Unit 2 Study Guide----Terms and things to know

·       Study the notes from Unit 2 Introduction power point

·       Dates of Medieval Times

·       William the Conqueror

·       The Three Estates

·       St. Thomas A. Beckett

·       The Magna Carta

·       Geoffrey Chaucer

·       The Canterbury Tales

·       Specific characters/ study the Canterbury chart

·       Frame story

·       Study Ballad notes from Power Point

·       Study ballad chart

·       Know all ballads: “Twa Corbies,” “Lord Randall,” “Get Up and Bar the Door,” “Barbara Allen”

·       Study Medieval Romance Notes

·       Rules of the Hero-Knight Archetype

·       King Arthur characters: King Arthur, Guinivere, Sir Lancelot, Sir Gawain, Sir Galahad, Sir Ector, Sir Kay, Uther Pendragon, Merlin, Morgana, and Mordred

·       Have a clear understanding of title punctuation (what to underline, what to put in quotes)

·       Adverb, adjective, noun, verb, preposition

·       Allusion


HELP WITH GALILEO  

AP Literature students, here is a great link to help with GALILEO: 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzSKneBl_S8


Score low on the Title Punctuation Quiz? GET POINTS BACK!!  

For those students who scored a 79 or below on the Title Punctuation Quiz, this is a way to earn more points back and score well on the upoming Unit 2 exam.

1. View and take notes on the following YouTube video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qktsNxxEGA

 

2. View and take notes on the following Watchknowlearn.org video:

https://youtu.be/uefhTh1DXAY

 

3. Complete this practice worksheet. (Answers are included at the end). 

http://www.mrshatzi.com/files/punctuating-titles.pdf

 

4. See me before Thanksgiving Break (Friday, 11/17) to take another quiz. You can earn up to 25 more points on your original score!!

 

 


Option to buy Frankenstein  

AP Literature students have the option to purchase their own copy of Frankenstein by October 11th. This can make it easier to annotate and highlight important items, which they could not do in the school copy. 

Image result for frankenstein by Mary Shelley


5 Steps to a 5 (2017)  

Attention AP Literature !! 5 Steps to a 5 (AP Literature-2017 edition) will be officially due in class on Wednesday, October 11th. We will begin working in it daily.   


WANT EXTRA POINTS ON YOUR LAST WARM UP QUIZ?  

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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADDING 20POINTS TO YOUR LAST WARM UP QUIZ, COMPLETE THE EXERCISES FROM THE FOLLOWING LINK ON YOUR OWN PAPER AND BRING THEM TO ME next class.  

~Write down all the Rules of S-V agreement in complete sentences.

~Complete practices p. 3 (1-10), p. 5 (1-15), p. 7 (1-10), p. 8 (1-25)

1. This will add 20 points to your grade, if 100% complete.

**Be aware, a re-quiz is coming on this. 

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AP Literature: Short Story Powerpoint  

Please click on the following Slideshare link--> **SLIDESHARE LINK **


Anglo-Saxon Virtual Tour LINK  

CLICK HERE  FOR OBJECT CHART--> https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/search?q=anglo%20saxon

PICK YOUR CHOICE OF 13 ITEMS AND LIST 3 THINGS ABOUT EACH ON YOUR CHART

 

"WHo Was Buried at Sutton Hoo?"

CLICK ON THIS LINK--> https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/exhibit/sutton-hoo-anglo-saxon-ship-burial/gQOPNM9M

 


Neighbor News Article  

 

http://www.neighbornewspapers.com/view/full_story/25905331/article-Chapel-Hill-s-Leach-honored-as-Douglas-County-teacher-of-the-year

Douglas County teacher of the year Sarah Leach looks over a poem on the board with Chapel Hill seniors Alyssia Lowers, 17, daughter of Stacey and Robert Lowers, and Malcom Hornes, 17, son of Mareichka and Kirby Hornes.
https://patch.com/georgia/douglasville/douglasville-school-news-teachers-year-announced-0

 

 

 


Remind 101  

British Literature: Text: @999887 to (339)224-6373

AP Literature Text: @678770 to (339)224-6373

 

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