December 2017: Contents, Plan y Exercises

Dear S2,

Find in this entry everything you need to know and have for December exams.

Read carefully, work hard and study conscientiously.

Contenidos

Plan de Trabajo

 

Exercises

1st Term

A view from the Bridge

Choose a fragment from the play that contains between 8 and 12 exchanges and analyse the following:

  • Language used by characters and how it defines them
  • Thematic concerns
  • Tone and atmosphere

“Sredni Vashtar”

Find evidence of the following concepts in the text and justify your choices with complete argumentation:

  • Toast as a symbol
  • Home as an uncanny space
  • Nature striking back
  • Conradin as point of alignment
  • The maccabre

 

2nd Term

“Ming’s Biggest Prey”

Complete the speech bubbles in the file attached below.

S2_LIT_dic2017_Prose_map_ex2

“The Phoenix”

Write an argumentative paragraph beginning with 1 (one) of the topic sentences below:

  • The short story “The Phoenix” is a critique to capitalist societies.
  • The text does poetic justice with its ending.
  • Poldero is an uncanny character as he both hosts and is hostile to the animals in the aviary.

 

3rd Term

Poetry:

1- Choose 5 (different) literary devices we have worked with and find examples in the texts listed in the 3rd term content list.

2- Explain the effect/meaning each of the literary devices chosen has in the context of the poem the example was taken from.

NOTE: You may use the chart below to organise your responses to 1 and 2.

Literary device Example (text) Effect / Meaning
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Love, a child, is ever crying”, by Lady Mary Wroth

Watch the video, take down notes and answer the questions below.

– Who, would you say, is the persona in the poem? (Persona: voice, “I”, in the poem)

– Explain the tone (i.e. the attitude / feelings of the persona) in the text. Check the picture in this post to use suitable language to describe tone.

– What is each stanza about? Summarise each stanza into one sentence.

– Can you identify the theme in the poem?

– Find at least 3 literary devices and explain them.

– In your opinion, which is the most powerful line? Explain why.

– Do you fully agree with the analysis in the video? Why (not)?

Literary Devices

Test: October 10th

Content: Literary devices (anaphora, hypallage, metonymy, synechdoche, hyperbole, hyperbaton, metaphor, simile, personification, imagery, synaesthesia), literary terms suitable for poetry analysis (stanza, persona, refrain, line, rhyme) and their effect in constructing meaning.

Examples / texts to consult: songs studied in class.

Stories of Ourselves: Revision

Today we briefly revised some KEY concepts that will cut across our discussions of PROSE this year. We analysed them in the light of some chosen quotations from “Tyres”, “Games at Twilight” and The Prison”.

Selected Quotations Tyres_Games_Prison

Key Words Short Stories

Have a copy of the file “Key Words….” so that we can continue referring to it next class as we talk about “Sredni Vashtar”, the imaginary devilish creature of Conradin’s prayers. Read the story and focus on the title (DO RESEARCH!), the genre and the characterisation of young Conradin.

A View from the Bridge

Today we referred to Arthur Miller’s play A View from the Bridge in a quite superficial way, but next class we’ll be working on an analysis of as many aspects of the text as we possibly can. In order to do so, please bring with you all the necessary material. If you have last year’s Lit Booklet, check if the file I’m sharing below is there. If it isn’t, print the file so that we can work on all the activities in class.

View from the Bridge Study Guide

HOMEWORK:

1) Read the “before reading” section on the second page of the pdf document. Just read! You don’t need to do any extra research. Highlight contextual information that aids the understanding of the play.

2) Work on the activities on pages 3 and 4 of the pdf document. There is a fill-in-the-blanks activity based on Act I and a listing / bullet-pointing activity based on Act II. Both exercises are related to plot.

3) In the study guide there are several questions that address specific quotations in the play. Make sure you mark all those quotations in your books. You may use different colour post-it’s or write a list of quotations with the page numbers where they appear in a chart or in bullet points.

Welcome back!

A new year has begun!

And this means there will be lots of new challenges, expectations, goals and experiences.

This may also mean having doubts and facing fears:

What will happen?                                What will we do?                            

                                              Will we be able to do it?                      

A new school year might seem a bit overwhelming at the beginning, but it always allows us to reflect upon who we are, how we learn and what we want to achieve.

So, cheer up! We are about to embark upon our next journey.

So, what are your goals for 2017?

And remember…

Do not decide you can’t before you’ve discovered you CAN!

welcome