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Here it is, the long awaited final!  The last assignment!  The last paper you’ll have to write for me, and probably the last one for all of high school!  Excited?  I know I am!  To be quite honest, this is also the assignment that will prove most helpful for the types of assignments and writing that will be expected of you in college, so working hard on this will make things a lot easier for you next year.

The complete final essay with works cited and title page must be submitted to Turnitin by 11:59 PM on May 29th.  Turnitin will not accept it after that, so please do not wait for the last minute.

AP English 12 Final project 2018

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AP 12 Poetry!

Posted: April 11, 2018 in Notes and Literary Terms, Poetry

BanksyTypes of poetry notes can be found here: Types of Poetry  and the identification examples we did can be found here: Poetry Identification Practice (2)

Sound devices and figurative language notes can be found here and here and here

We’ll be doing oodles of awesome poetry the next few weeks, so you’re not going to want to miss class, but in case you do, check the Google calendar.  Any of the poems we read could be found pretty easily with a web search.

Tackling the sonnet, which we did on 4/10 is here: Tackling the Sonnet.

The figurative language in poetry and narrative poetry assignments for 4/12-4/16 are here: Poetry Assignments 411-416.

And the poetry reflection assignment for 4/20 is here: Poetry Reflection assignment.

Stay tuned for more!

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Commissar Nikolai Yezhov with Stalin

George Orwell’s 1984 is, I would claim, THE seminal work of dystopia.   Ever hear of the phrase “big brother”?  How about unperson, thoughtcrime, or doublethink?  –All from 1984.  You know how we can’t do anything these days without someone recording it, putting it on social media, etc.?  You know all that data mining Wikileaks exposed #PatriotAct?  Orwell called it.  Ever hear of a government falsifying reports and sugarcoating history?  “Who controls the present controls the past; who controls the past controls the future” (Orwell, 1984)

 

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Hey, where’d he go? #unperson

Or how about the fact that nations are always at war and always talking about another war, meanwhile corporations get rich off those wars and the masses become xenophobic towards those peoples?  Orwell called that too.   What if we speak out?  Exiled.  Brainwashed.  Vaporized.  #Stalin

Beyond all the political commentary, however, there’s a great story in it too — love, sex, friendship, betrayal — truly one of the best books ever written.

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Here’s the Power Point I shared in class: Syntax Terminology 2018

And here are some warm ups we’ll be working on: convoluted sentences,   Types of Sentences review,  Rhetorical Device Review Warm up

You can also view the terms by clicking below:

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all the worlds a stageThe advent of feminism and psychoanalytic criticism in the 20th century has forever influenced the way we look at Hamlet; therefore, we’ll be looking at the women of Hamlet through these lenses and discussing the retroactive interpretation many directors have placed on the play as a result.

 

Hit more to see the handout and some of the videos.

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insantiyAs we begin reading Hamlet, I thought I’d highlight just a few of the numerous resources on the play:

Chop Bard is an entertaining podcast (well, at least to lit nerds like me) that you can listen to online or download in itunes.    If you’re looking online, scroll down to Hamlet, which begins with episode 21.

Another great audio source is Librivox.org.  Librivox has hundreds of open source titles available as audiobooks for free.  The readings are by volunteers, so some are better than others.  The three versions of Hamlet they offer aren’t the greatest recordings I’ve found on Librivox (Elizabeth Klett’s Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, and Turn of the Screw are fantastic), but they might be helpful.

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sample-screenplay-pagePart of your Hamlet project will require writing a script for your video (written portion due October fourth).  So how do you do that?

Probably the easiest thing to do is to use a screenplay template in your word processing program or Google Doc to help with formatting.

Additionally, scriptologist has a great overview of how to format a screenplay.

Writers Store has a great annotated visual you can use to see how it all plays out.  And both BBC and Oscars.org have nice instructional examples.  More on how to format a script after the page break:

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