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Lit and comp chapter two copy

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Lit and comp chapter two copy

  1. 1. “Close Reading:Analyzing Poetry and Passages of Fiction” The Keys to the AP English Lit. Exam!
  2. 2. Close Readinga. small details suggest larger ideasb. HOW does the meaning of a piece come about
  3. 3. Close ReadingFollow Guiding Documents for Annotations--Active Reading“Unlocking Poetry” & “Deciphering Prose”
  4. 4. Close Reading1. First Impressions: QCCs2. Stylistic Elements: Diction, Figurative Language, Imagery,Syntax, Tone and Mood
  5. 5. Dictionauthor’s word choiceLEADL=level of diction-formal, neutral or informalE=description of level i.e. elevated, colloquial, slang, jargon,dialect, etc.A=abstract or concrete wordsD=denotations and connotations
  6. 6. Figurative Languagesimile, metaphor, personification, analogy, conceit (extendedmetaphor), hyperbole (overstatement), paradox, ironyallegory, apostrophe, cliche, idiom, metonymy, synecdoche,pun
  7. 7. Imageryappeals to the five sensessynesthesia
  8. 8. Syntaxarrangement of words, phrases, clauses, sentenceslong or short sentences (telegraphic, short, medium, long)simple, complex, compound, compound-complexinterrogative, declarative, imperative, exclamatory, rhetoricalquestion, rhetorical fragmentcumulative, periodic, balanced, asyndeton, polysyndetonnatural s-v-o, invertedparallelism, chiasmus/antimetabole, zeugma
  9. 9. Tone and MoodTone: speaker’s attitude or author’s attitude toward subjectof work DIDS: D=diction, I=imagery, D=details, S=syntaxMood: feeling readers get because of the tone
  10. 10. Questions for Close ReadingPages 23 and 24
  11. 11. Close Reading: PoetryMore to consider when actively reading and analyzing poetryRhyme, Meter, Form, Poetic Syntax, Sound
  12. 12. Rhymefree verse or rhymingtypes of rhyme-internal, end, near, eye, slant, feminine,masculine,rhyme scheme
  13. 13. Meterpattern of stressed and unstressed syllables (feet)iambic, trochaic, spondaic, pyrrhic, anapestic, dactyllicmonometer, dimeter, trimeter, tetrameter, pentameter,hexameter, heptameter, octometerblank verse
  14. 14. FormHOW does structure reinforce meaning?narrative (epic, ballad)lyric (elegy, ode, idyll, sonnet, villanelle)song (dirge, ballad, hymn, rap, blues)light (limerick, epigram)cause-effect, patterns, chronological, question and answer, dramaticmonologueopen (free verse, projective verse) or closed (blank verse, couplet, tercet,quatrain, cinquain, sestet, septet, octet or octave)
  15. 15. Poetic Syntaxend-stopped, enjambment, caesura, long/short lines,projective verse
  16. 16. Soundmusical qualityrhyme, enjambment, caesura, cadence, alliteration,assonance, onomatopoeiain text citations for poetry spanning two lines “word / word”use l. for one line and ll. for more than one line inparenthetical citations
  17. 17. Questions for Close Reading: PoetryPages 29 and 30
  18. 18. Tools for Close ReadingAnnotations: “Unlocking Poetry,” “Deciphering Prose,”Dramatic Situation Chart, Questions from 23, 24, 29, & 30,and Graphic Organizers1. Find devices2. Analyze their effect(Don’t forget to consider titles)
  19. 19. Analytical WritingBreak literature down into parts to figure out how thoseparts tie to a whole (theme, tone, attitude, etc.)ABTATO, PETs, TOOThesis must briefly answer the prompt, page 45Determine Points and support before writing--organize bodyby literary devicesTwo readings-organize by reading or literary deviceText must be woven into your sentences, not stand alone

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