AP Literature Book Card Project 09A DATE DUE_____________
PURPOSE—After we finish a major unit, we will complete these “cards” and put them in your classroom folder. At the end of the year, they will help you review for your AP Lit Exam
A quick reference to major works studied in your high school years
SELECTIONS—After each major unit of study, you will complete one of these “cards”. You will also complete one for each ROR, and at least one other of your choosing by May 1.
*See directions below
In addition, we will complete “cards” after certain sections/study units of poetry.
At least one “card” will cover key strategies to evaluate poetry and other key considerations, terminology, etc.
Another wil1 cover unique literary or stylistic devices regarding form (i.e. sonnet, ode, lyric, free verse, etc.) or theme(s) particular to literary periods (i.e. Romanticism, Modernism, metaphysical poetry, etc.)
You may also be asked to include an annotated copy of a poem from the AP recommended list.
WHAT INFORMATION DO I PUT ON THE NOVELS/PLAYS BOOK CARDS?
See the attached template(s). It will also be available on the classroom link in the AP exam folder.
At various points throughout the year you may be asked to turn in Prewriting, Thesis, Outline, and Intro paragraph in response to an AP essay prompt (on classroom link)—Choose one novel or play from your “card” selection for your response. This may be typed or handwritten, but must be legible and show your understanding of organization and insight. Indicate which prompt you have used in your title. Mrs. B will let you know when this component will be due.
AP LITERATURE BOOK CARD 10A NAME____________________
NOTE: ALL INFORMATION MUST BE LEGIBLE AND COMPLETE TO RECEIVE FULL CREDIT
Full Title/Author Full Name/Time Period Written
SETTING (Time & Place)--note if setting changes/why
PRECÌS (75 words max)
MAJOR CHARACTERS—identify/describe, relationship(s), purpose (i.e. foil, archetype, protagonist, etc.)
MINOR CHARACTERS OF SIGNIFICANCE—same information as Major Characters (some essay questions focus on minor characters!)
SIGNIFICANT SYMBOLS/MOTIFS—list, explain significance, connotations, etc. NOTE: You must include references for BOTH symbol AND motif!
THEME(S)—Note any prominent contextual, universal, and/or archetypal themes; then write a thesis statement that addresses ONE of your listed themes—be sure to include all required components of a thesis
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SIGNIFICANT QUOTATION(S): Choose at least one—COPY CORRECTLY and provide correct parenthetical citation. Then in a brief paragraph, explain one quotation’s context (speaker, situation, etc.) clearly as well as its significance not only to the specific context, but also to the work as a whole.
UNIQUE STYLISTIC ELEMENTS CONNECTED TO THE WORK ITSELF—i.e. drama--key elements; or stylistic devices, such as gnomon, flashback, framing story, etc.; briefly explain how each contributes to the greater understanding of the work itself.
ADDITIONAL ELEMENT (as directed by your teacher):
KEY STRATEGIES TO EVALUATE POETRY
NOTE: THIS TEMPLATE IS SCHEDULED TO BE UPDATED AT A LATER TIME