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AP English Literature and Composition Semester – 2

 
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AP English Literature and Composition Semester – 2

AP English Literature and Composition

Continue to participate in an AP upscale dining experience in semester 2 of AP Literature and Composition course. Students act as food critics of exquisite literary cuisine. Menu items include reading, analyzing, writing, rewriting, and discussing creations by the master chefs, renowned authors. With an intensive concentration on composition skills and on authors’ narrative techniques, this dining experience equips students with recipes for success in college, in a career, and the AP exam.

In semester 2, students learn the definition of family, “family values. Students will continue to analyze poetry and novels. They will continue to develop skills on composition, learn the elements of satire and drama. Students will work on a project with a choice of novel or play.

Credit:

Prerequisites:

Required Materials:

For this course you will need to supply the following materials. You can purchase the books or borrow them from your local library; you can purchase the optional videos or rent them from a video on-demand service.

Module 5……………………………………..Cheeses

  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • “Good Times” by Lucille Clifton
  • “Queens, 1963” by Julia Alvarez
  • “Daddy” by Sylvia Plath
  • “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night” by Dylan Thomas
  • “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson
  • “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker

Module 6……………………………………..Sorbets

  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  • Oedipus the King by Sophocles (translated by F. Storr)
  • “The Book of Sand” by Jorge Luis Borges
  • “The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot
  • “A Poison Tree” by William Blake
  • “Prisoner of Chillon” by Lord Byron
  • “Paul’s Case” by Willa Cather
  • “A Jury of Her Peers” by Susan Glaspell

Module 7……………………………………..Entrees

  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  • “Aunt Jennifer’s Tiger” by Adrienne Rich
  • “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy
  • “Woman Work” Maya Angelou
  • “Quinceanera” by Judith Ortiz Cofer
  • “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • “To Autumn” by John Keats

Module 8……………………………………..Desserts

  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  • “The History Teacher” by Billy Collins
  • “Richard Cory” by Edwin Arlington Robinson
  • “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe
  • “A Modest Proposal” by Jonathan Swift

Module 9……………………………………..Potluck Dinner

  • Things Fall Apart by Achebe Chinua
  • Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
  • Othello by William Shakespeare
  • A House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday

Syllabus:

Segment 2:

  • Definition of family, “family values”
  • Poetry analysis—mood, tone, imagery, repetition, metaphor, simile, allusion, song lyrics
  • Novel analysis—social issues, theme, point of view
  • Research Skills
  • Composition—analysis of tone, definition, comparison/contrast, reader’s journal, personal reflective response, poetic response
  • Drama—Shakespeare—language, theme, syntax, characterization, soliloquy, tragedy, text and film, quotation analysis
  • Evaluation of Oral Presentation
  • Soliloquy recitation
  • Poetry analysis–odes
  • Composition—description, literary analysis, creative response, AP – essay
  • Poetry analysis—irony, imagery, personification, figurative language, rhyme, rhythm, repetition, alliteration, comparison/ contrast
  • Satire, elements of satire
  • Drama—comedy and farce, comedic devices
  • Composition—literary analysis, poetry analysis, AP – essay
  • Theme
  • Composition—Poetry Analysis—poetic elements—TOASTTT
  • Major Work: Students select novel or play for project
  • Composition—MLA Works Cited Page

 

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