Tuesday, November 15, 2016

AP Lit: Sonnets & Sonnets & Sonnets . . .

Today we rocked some more Literary 3x3s, we learned about Jacques and Miles' literary design solutions, and we briefly wrangled with Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 "Shall I Compare Thee?"

We ran our first Literary 3x3 battle as well, seeing how quickly we could create Dalloway from our decks, while stealing from others' decks as well.  Grand fun.

The Hours in 3x3

Calling Quietly Out/Watching Behind Windows/Cornered By Wanting

Three Women Intertwined/Wrapped Within Strife/[?] Blooms Up -- The Hours

We also learned about Miles' Death of a Salesman mirror, his prototype solution to help Willy Loman deal with reality.

And we learned about Jacques' The Stranger glasses to help Meursault adjust his vision to a less objectivist point of view.

Finally we tackled Shakespeare's Sonnet 18, "Shall I Compare Thee" and it turns out the answer is no, no you shall not.

We talked briefly about sonnet forms, something into which we will dive MUCH further next class.

SONNET Readings to Complete for Thursday:
Shakespeare's Sonnet 25

John Milton’s “When I Consider How my Light Is Spent”

Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “How Do I Love Thee”

Thomas Wyatt’s “Whoso List to Hunt, I Know Where Is an Hind” 

Wilfred Owen’s “Anthem for Doomed Youth”

Claude McKay’s “America,”

Molly Peacock’s “Altruism”

Choose two of the above to annotate & sketchnote.

Choose one of the above to create a Literary 3x3.   (It may be one of the two you annotated and sketchnoted)

Put pictures of your sketchnotes & annotations in your AP Lit IN Folder.

BLOG Posts for This Week.

ANALYTICAL POST.  Identify a thread streaking through two or more of the sonnets we read this week.  Discuss the idea you've uncovered and how the sonnet form, with its structures, shape and design, helps the poets deliver this intentional meaning.  In other words, why did the poets choose  the sonnet to express these ideas?

CREATIVE POST.   Two Images.  One Question.  Select one of the sonnets from this week.  Create a three-slide presentation that consists of two images and a single question.  The three slides should work together to capture the essence of the sonnet, the images functioning as metaphors/analogies for the ideas in the sonnet and the question being a core question the poet raises with the piece.   Write or record an explanation of your your choices.

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