The distortions which are present in range from aspects of the world of the book to novel stretching themes. Like a storm brewing on the horizon, the world of remains a constant possibility for the future. Although an essay on the subject would have been informative, a mere essay or non-fiction book would not have reached such a large audience nor would have such a momentous effect on the readers.
One of the benefits of AP Literature is that course guarantees students more exposure to different types of texts. For me, AP Literature has led me to become much more comfortable with poetry and with older literature.
My initial understanding of poetry was very weak. Though it was partly because I was a poor writer at the time, it was also because I was a poor reader. Hence, my essay was severely lacking in clarity and evidence for my claims. As I moved on to the next poetry-related project, I realized that I needed to see things more in context in order to truly understand the poem.
Although this was a very different type of assignment than a timed in-class writing, I found that my Summative 2 Poet Laureate Project really helped me become more confident at reading poetry.
My project was focused on Billy Collins, and looking at his different poems in context of his calling card elements allowed me to give a complete presentation on Collins to fellow students.
In addition, I tied in his style with other unique but relevant sources of information by showing a video of Collins reading out one of his own poems and by highlighting parts of an interview Collins did with the Paris Review.
With all this context, I was able to provide a pretty deep analysis of The Lanyard with a color-coded handout. In my final annotated poem—I used yellow to highlight diction, blue to highlight anaphora and repetition, and green to highlight juxtaposition.
Then, I explained how he uses all these devices to create an atmosphere of humor that is so unique to Collins. Whether the poems be in MC questions or in other AP Questions, I now find myself better at making the connections between different parts of poems.
Another area I felt I improved in is my ability to read older variants of English.
This was especially apparent after we were exposed to the entire text of Hamlet. In the first few acts of Hamlet, I really struggled to understand anything beyond the basic plot, and could never see any deeper meaning or the bigger picture.
However, through class discussions and through getting used to the language, I found myself pretty comfortable with my knowledge of Hamlet by the end of the play.
This was most apparent in my Formative 3 Hamlet Reflectionwhich we typed up after our final discussion. This is in direct contrast to my initial understanding of the play when I just started reading it, which was just a limited understanding of what physically took place.
A final representation of my growth in reading can be seen in my ability to answer AP multiple choice questions. The MC tests are not appendices as they were never formally assignments that were put on schoology, but I will briefly mention them anyways as I think they are the most standardized methods of measuring my improvement.
This is a vast improvement that could not have taken place due to chance. I am confident that this increase in score is due to me becoming more comfortable with both poetry and with older texts.Start studying Thou Blind Man's Mark.
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Mar 25, · Thou Blind Man's Mark by Sir Philip Sidney Thou blind man's mark, thou fool's self-chosen snare, Fond fancy's scum, and dregs of scattered thought ; Band of all evils, cradle of show more I REALLY don't undersand this poem. Can someone please please paraphrase or Status: Resolved.
Apr 27, · At Least Two Essays, Part Deux Allow me to include a brief author's note before my essay (however, nothing is really brief when I say/write it). Whilst writing my first essay, I felt quite confident in my poetry-essay writing and my arguments.