AP ENGLISH October 5th through 9th
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
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
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?
Tuesday, October 6th • Opener • Metonymy • Literary device quiz • Syntax devices
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.
Wednesday, October7 • GUEST SPEAKER • Dr. Reginald Watson
Thursday, October 8th • Rogerian arguments and Thoreau
Friday, October 9th • Opener • Writing an argument essay • Analyzing sample argument essays
Monday, October 12th • Thoreau Seminar
Tuesday, October 13th • Write argument essay • Analyze essays in groups