2014 English IV Fall Semester Exam Review The semester exam will consist of 40 multiple choice and matching questions worth 2 points each and 2 short answer questions worth 10 points each for a total of 100 points. You will read a short narrative essay (“A Hanging” by George Orwell) and answer questions concerning it. This essay will be made available to you in class to read before the exam. It is also available on my website. You will read poems and apply the TPCASTT process to analyze imagery and respond to questions. Title: Consider the title. What are you first impressions of the title? Paraphrase: Translate the poem into your own words. Connotation: Comment on particular diction, imagery, and/or allusions that you think might be significant. Contemplate the poem for meaning beyond the literal level. Attitude: Observe both the speaker’s and the poet’s attitudes. What are their attitudes toward the situation? Shift: Note shifts both in speakers and in attitudes. Where does the poem shift? What is the poet showing you there? Title: Examine the title again, this time on an interpretive level. In retrospect, what is the deeper meaning of the title in connection to the poem? Theme: Determine what the poet is saying. State the theme in one sentence. You should know, understand, identify, and analyze the characters and plot from Othello: Othello Desdemona Iago Emilia Cassio Roderigo Brabantio Duke of Venice Bianca You should know, understand, identify, and apply the critical perspectives from p. 340-343 in SpringBoard: Feminist Marxist Cultural Historical Archetypal Reader Response Additional information about the critical perspectives is available on my website. You should know, understand, identify, and apply the terminology definitions from SpringBoard: Aphorism: a succinct statement expressing an opinion, perception, or general truth Frame: the area of action that is captured by the camera Subject: an object, person, or matter being studied in the frame of an image Cropping: cutting off or concealing an unwanted part of an image within a photograph Lighting: the overall effect produced by the amount or type of light Image: the likeness of an object, person, or scene arranged in a frame Composition: the way in which the parts of something are arranged in an image Space: the area established or set apart by the arrangement of the subject matter in an image Mise en Scene: the composition, or setting, of an image Complex Sentence: contains one independent clause and one or more subordinate clauses Independent Clause: a group of words that contains a subject and verb and expresses a complete thought Subordinate/Dependent Clause: a group of words that contains a subject and verb but does not express a complete thought Dash: marks a sudden change in thought or tone, sets off a brief summary Semicolon: gives equal weight to two or more independent clauses in a sentence. Parallel Structure: Uses the same pattern of words to show that two or more ideas have the same level of importance. Fall 2014 Exam Schedule MONDAY 12-15 B-DAY TUESDAY 12-16 A-DAY WEDNESDAY 12-17 B-DAY THURSDAY 12-18 A-DAY FRIDAY 12-19 B-DAY 1st 8:15 – 9:15 8:15-10:15 1st Period 2nd 9:20 – 10 – 55 EXAM 3rdth 11:00 – 1:00 4th 1:05 – 2:30 5th 2:35 – 3:35 8:15-10:15 7th Period Exam 10:25-12:25 6th Period Exam 8:15-10:15 4th Period Exam 10:25-12:25 4rd Period Exam 8:15-10:15 1st Period Exam 10:25-12:25 8th Period Exam 5th 9:20 – 10 – 55 EXAM 6th 11:00 – 1:00 7th 1:05 – 2:30 8th 2:35 – 3:35 *Exemptions mean exempt from the test, NOT from school. All students MUST attend class during their exam time.