AP Vocabulary

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“The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin
 Annotation technique/strategy
 Assistance with Multiple Choice Questions
 highlighting, circling, underlining words or phrases, and
writing in the margins.
The key is to develop close reading skills.
 Understanding
Tone – understanding what
the author is saying.
 Tone is confused with Mood—Although they
are different they, both tone and mood can
have the same emotional impact.
 The
author’s attitude, stated or implied,
toward a subject is referred to as TONE.
 Tone
Vocabulary –Attitudes: Neutral,
Positive, and Negative (Handout 48-55)
AP Novel Guide -See Handout/
Complete a AP Novel Guide for Jane Eyre
Complete a AP Novel Guide for The Things
They Carried by Tim O’Brien
AP Annotation Exercise
 Tone (Pos./Neg.) Connotation, Suspense
 Paradoxes
 Oxymoron
 Simile, Metaphors, Personification
 Imagery
 Irony – situational, dramatic
 Conflict – internal, external
 Diction
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Connecting with the Text
Discuss strategies students use when taking
an exam…..
Read the Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin
Materials needed: pencil, black or blue pen,
Annotate the Text
Review results – whole class
Answer Multiple Choice Questions
“Shortest, but most complex and diverse as
any other period in British Literature” (1)
Literary scholars listed in the Romantic period
throughout most of the 20th Century__
Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Percy Shelly,
and Keats (most noted for political, social and
economic literary work(s)).
Later others were identified Keats, and many
women who defied social mores to publish or
opted to write under pseudonyms.
Read Anna Letitia Barbauld – “The Rights of
Woman” (39-40). On a separate page make
annotation notes on Literary Devices and
authors tone.
Read Charlotte Smith (53)
◦ Poem – “Written at the Close of Spring” (54)
◦ Poem – “To Night” (55)
Annotate poems on a separate sheet of paper
or use a TPCASTT
Anna Letitia Barbauld, “The Rights of Woman”
Until the last two stanzas, this seems
to be a positive response to Mary
Wollstonecraft's "A Vindication of the
Rights of Woman"(1792), which was a
radical look at the place of women in
“Conquest or rule thy heart shall
feebly move,
In Nature's school, by her soft maxims
That separate rights are lost in mutual
“To a Nightingale”
Poor melancholy bird---that all night long
Tell'st to the Moon, thy tale of tender woe;
From what sad cause can such sweet sorrow flow,
And whence this mournful melody of song?
Thy poet's musing fancy would translate
What mean the sounds that swell thy little breast,
When still at dewy eve thou leav'st thy nest,
Thus to the listening night to sing thy fate!
Pale Sorrow's victims wert thou once among,
Tho' now releas'd in woodlands wild to rove?
Say---hast thou felt from friends some cruel wrong,
Or diedst thou---martyr of disastrous love?
Ah! songstress sad! that such my lot might be,
To sigh and sing at liberty---like thee!
display&thread=172 (Poem)
Norton D: (165-7)
“To a Mouse” (171-2)
On Turning Her up in Her Nest
with the Plough, November,
Harsh work and lives
“She Walks in Beauty”
She walks in beauty—like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies,
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellowed to the tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress
Or softly lightens o'er her face—
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling place.
And on that cheek and o'er that brow
So soft, so calm yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow
But tell of days in goodness spent
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent.
“All Religions are One, The Voice of
One crying in the Wilderness”
 text against 18th Century Deism
or “natural religion”
Principle 1 “That the Poetic Genius
is the true Man, and that the body
or outward form of Man is derived
from the Poetic Genius….by which
the Ancients was call’d an Angel &
Spirit & Demon…”
Principle 7 “As all men are alike
(tho’ infinitely various), so all
Religions & as all similars have one
source. The true Man is the source,
he being the Poetic genius”
Norton.com & Norton D page 79-80.
Songs of Innocence: (118-9)
“The Voice of One Crying in the Wilderness”
“There is No Natural Religion a & b” (116-7)
“The Lamb” (120)
“The Chimney Sweeper” (121-2)
 Songs of Experience: (125)
“The Human Abstract” (130)
“Adonais” (839)
“To Night” (836-7) C&C to Charlotte Smith’s
poem “To Night”
“Ode to the West Wind” (791)
A lyric poem in elevated, or high style…complex
lyric poem that develops a serious dignified theme.
Odes appeal to both the imagination and the
intellect, and many commemorate events or praise
of people or elements of nature.
English ode is made up of:
◦ Stanzas of unequal length
◦ Often addressed to a natural force, person or
abstract quality.
Shelley & Keats examples of Odes
 Students will write an “ode”
Some of his work criticized
Blackwood and Quarterly
Reviews stated: he was an
“under-educated Londoner”
and “it is a better and wiser
thing to be a starved
apothecary than a starved
“Ode to Melancholy” (906-8)
Considered a “natural poet”
 Was a common man
 “Wrote of his own experiences
of everyday life country sights
and customs”
 Not perfect, had mistakes in
his writings—this was a part of
his own writing…
“I am” written August 2, 1844
• “first feminist or mother of feminism."
Her book-lengthy essay on women's rights,
and especially on women's education, A
Vindication of the rights of Woman, is a
classic of feminist thought, and a mustread for anyone who wants to understand
the history of feminism.”
• Belonged to same social circle as Thomas
• Wrote a book about her visit to Sweden
and the book was criticized for its feeling
and emotion
Jury (12 Angry Men)
Defense Attorney
Mary Wollstonecraft
Dr. Gregory
George J. Romanes
Sir Isaac Newton
Observers (women & men)
“Rights of Man”
“These are the times
that try men’s souls”
• Common Sense
• Age of Reason
• The Crisis
 Autobiography
 Themes, Slavery and
 from Chapter 3, 4, and 5
“Amazing Grace” (Faiths Review
and Expectation” (90-1)
“The Negro’s
Complaint” (96-7)
“One half of the world
cannot understand the
pleasures of the other.”
“It is a truth universally
acknowledged, that a single
man in possession of a
good fortune, must be in
want of a wife.”
Pride and Prejudice, 1811
Emma Thompson – screen-writer
Use of William Shakespeare's Sonnet
Social & Cultural Norms
Inheritance Laws
Emphasis on Marriage – Role of Women
Men of (No) Virtue, Women of Pride