AP English IV: Grendel Motif Essay

Motif Essay 2015

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Philosophies in Grendel

PDF containing all the philosophies we looked at the last couple of days in class. Grendel_Philosophies_2017  

Note that not every philosophy was covered in class.

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Literary Table of Elements

Work individually or in small groups to add to the list of literary elements for our table. Individuals/groups should add the name of the literary element, potential symbol(s), a definition, and at least one sourced example.

*Know that this is a work in progress, and as such, there might be changes made to your contributions.

Entry Example:

Juxtaposition Jx The arrangement of two or more ideas, characters, actions, settings, phrases, or words side-by-side or in similar narrative moments for the purpose of comparison, contrast, rhetorical effect, suspense, or character development.  You will soon be asked to do great violence in the cause of good. -The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

Google doc: 

Resources for Definitions:

Dr. Wheeler: http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms_A.html

Literary Devices: https://literarydevices.net/

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TTTC: Supplemental Readings

Read the two supplemental pieces below for class on Tuesday. Annotate the texts as you read. After you have read them, write a 250-500 word thought piece for each. Bring your copies of the readings to class on Monday.

Thought Piece: This writing doesn’t have to be typed, it may be hand written. While it is not terribly formal, it does serve a purpose. Through it, you should collect and focus your thoughts about ideas within the readings you find particularly compelling, passages that stand out to you, connections to TTTC you find worthy of discussion, and anything else you may find of relevance to our discussions this past week.

1.The Ecstasy of War: 


2.The Role of the Ideal (Female) Reader in Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried: Why should Real Women Play?

The Role of the Ideal (Female) Reader in Tim O’Brien’s

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I mentioned in class that the Texas A&M University Writing Center is a great resource for creating a resume. Here is the link if you’d like to check it out: http://writingcenter.tamu.edu/Students/Writing-Speaking-Guides/Alphabetical-List-of-Guides/Professional-Writing/Resumes

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AP & Honors: 1st Day Summary

We covered a lot of ground today. Some reminders:

  1. Turnitin practice submission due by 8:25 a.m. Wednesday morning.
  2. Bring an envelope and/or a stamp to class on Wednesday.
  3. Signed Syllabus form due by Thursday.
  4. Summer assignments due Thursday.
  5. Get a composition book asap.
  6. Begin bringing HTRLLP to class by Thursday. I will have copies available starting tomorrow.

That should cover due dates for the week.

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AP & Honors: Summer Assignment Update

We are going to consider tomorrow, Tuesday 29, the first day of school. Summer assignments will not be turned in before Wednesday. Please spread the word. 

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