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  1. AP ENGLISH October 5th through 9th

  2. Monday, October 5th • Opener • Get back Soto essay • Synecdoche- • Discuss “Nature” and share questions • Songs from Friday assignment • Distribute copies of Walden • Notes on Thoreau

  3. Synecdoche • It’s Bingo night for the ____________ again. • Word used to represent older women; refers to hair color • I don’t have any cash, so I’ll have to use __________. • Name of material this thing is made of

  4. Welcome Abuelito under a bald light bulb, under a ceiling dusty with flies, puffs his cigar and counts money soft and wrinkled as old Kleenex. • Sandra Cisneros • How can a ceiling be dusty with flies? Are flies plentiful or sparse? Active or still? Clustered or evenly distributed? • What does Cisneros mean by bald light bulb? What does this reveal about Abuelito’s room? • Take Cisnero’s phrase, under a ceiling dusty with flies, and write a new phrase by substituting the word dusty with a different adjective. What is the impact of your new adjective on the meaning of the sentence?

  5. Tuesday, October 6th • Opener • Metonymy • Literary device quiz • Syntax devices

  6. Bon jour Meanwhile, the United States Army, thirsting for revenge, was prowling the country north and west of the Black Hills, killing Indians wherever they could be found. • Dee Brown • What are the connotations of thirsting? What feelings are evoked by this diction? • What are the connotations of prowling? What kind of animals prowl? What attitude toward the U.S army does this diction convey? • Use an eating or drinking verb in a sentence which expresses anger about a parking ticket. Do not use the verb to literally express eating or drinking. Instead, express your anger through the verb. Use Brown’s sentence as a model.

  7. Wednesday, October7 • GUEST SPEAKER • Dr. Reginald Watson

  8. Thursday, October 8th • Rogerian arguments and Thoreau

  9. Friday, October 9th • Opener • Writing an argument essay • Analyzing sample argument essays

  10. Monday, October 12th • Thoreau Seminar

  11. Tuesday, October 13th • Write argument essay • Analyze essays in groups