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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

AP Questions online

This is the link to the AP Lit. site; note that it provides not only the essay questions from the past decade (some of which you've already seen) but also sample essay answers. (A few times, as I said, the AP folks didn't manage to get permission to reprint the actual text being examined . . . so that's no very helpful.)

http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/members/exam/exam_information/2002.html

The AP writing homework

For those of you who weren't there or who didn't adequately mark up the sheet I gave you (which had too many questions on it):

Some Beloved Questions

1. In a few passages, Morrison seems to drift from the story and allow the narrative to move in another direction. How do these passages actually connect with Morrison’s novel? What motifs and themes arise, and how do those serve to comment on the ideas elsewhere in the novel?

turtle paragraph (p. 124)

spores (p. 99)



2. Discuss the movement of the narrative in terms of the opening sentence of each of the three sections.




3. Discuss the use of time in the novel, both in how time is employed in the narrative and what ideas about time Morrison means to convey.


[Just make some notes or bullet points about this; there’s no need to write a coherent paragraph.]

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Calendar and blog

After a hiatus, we're up and running (well, in my case, walking) again. Be sure to check the calendar, which will be updated each day.

The calendar and blog

After a hiatus, we're up and running (well, in my case, walking) again. Be sure to check the calendar, which will be updated each day.