Be prepared to define irony and explain how it functions in: “Most Dangerous Game”; “Sound of Thunder”; “One Perfect Rose”; To Kill a Mockingbird.
Be prepared to perform a close reading of a poem. What do you look at first? How do you annotate a poem? How do you draw all the information together?
Thesis statements for a multi-paragraph impromptu essay: (two will appear on your test; be prepared to answer one) In To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout/Jem is the protagonist because his/her actions drive the plot and s/he undergoes the most change.
Losing one’s innocence is an inevitable part of life. Is there a common lesson we learn in those “coming of age” moments? Show how this life lesson/theme is developed in any three of the following works: “The Flowers,” “All Summer in a Day”, “Death of A Naturalist,” “Fifteen,” To Kill A Mockingbird “All that glitters is not gold” – or, in other words, you can’t judge a book by its cover. Explain how this is true in any three of the following works: To Kill a Mockingbird, “Death of a Naturalist”, “Love on the Rocks”, or “Possibility of Evil.”
Contrast the attitudes toward using violence to solve problems in “The Sniper”, “Dulce Et Decorum Est”, and To Kill a Mockingbird.