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Journal #22
Act III, scene iii is sometimes called a “seduction scene” or temptation scene,” because in it, Iago succeeds in seducing Othello’s trust away from Desdemona. How does Iago create doubt in Othello? Explain the use of dramatic irony in act III.

(5-7 sentences)

Journal #15
So… Literary Criticism… Does it enhance your understanding of Frankenstein? How about your enjoyment? Give me a pros and cons breakdown.
(5-7 sentences)

Journal #14
Of the six criticism techniques just introduced, which do you feel most interested/comfortable in using for our study of Frankenstein? Why? (5-7 sentences)

Journal #13
Among other themes, Frankenstein is a novel about…

Creating life… Playing God
Questioning God
(What am I? Why am I here? What do you want from me?)
Society’s ostracization of an outcast who longs for acceptance
What it means to be “human”
Vengeance, Guilt, Blame
Obsession with knowledge at the cost of isolation

Of the above themes, which is most interesting to you? Why?

(5-7 sentences)

Journal #12
It’s Monday… Complain about something. Even if it is about my class. Get it out of your system.

(5-7 sentences)

Journal #11
The Victorian Era in England (1837-1901) was a time period where gender roles became utra defined. The Woman’s place was in the home where she was expected to mind her husband, entertain guests and focus on the social nuances of high fashion. Men were expected to make a living and have a dominant/aggressive approach towards relationships. In modern society, gender roles have evolved considerably. How do you think this may impact a students perception of a poem from the Victorian Era? Should a modern approach apply to analyzing a poem from a different time period? How important is it to have knowledge of the past when reading and analyzing literature?

(5-7 sentences)

The Victorian Era in England (1837-1901) was a time period where gender roles became utra defined. The Woman’s place was in the home where she was expected to mind her husband, entertain guests and focus on the social nuances of high fashion. Men were expected to make a living and have a dominant/aggressive approach towards relationships. In modern society, gender roles have evolved considerably. How do you think this may impact a students perception of a poem from the Victorian Era? Should a modern approach apply to analyzing a poem from a different time period? How important is it to have knowledge of the past when reading and analyzing literature?

(5-7 sentences)

Journal #10
Read the poem and prompt for “juggler.” How would you approach writing this response? Think about thesis and outline. Just a BRAINSTORM! RELAX!
(5-7 sentences)

Journal #9

Give your state of the now in this class.
Evaluate your essay progress.
Are you on pace with it?
Also touch on the intro to poetry so far… Do you understand how to use the TPCASTT method? Does it help you with poetry analysis? If you would like to vent some too… be nice about it :)

(5-7 sentences)

Journal #8
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zI1371gtM_ldn8EziNGYsXjYZvro4-C4bF2wPyLLfJc/edit#
Read the two poems and free write about your most important discoveries or insights about the texts.

(5-7 sentences)

Journal #7

Spotlight Reading (02/01 Agenda)

Journal #6

Spotlight Reading (1/31 Agenda)

Journal #5
Explain the following simile:

“Only the glass box in our arms is like a living heat that gives us strength” (Rand 76).

Provide Depth: Connect its meaning to the theme of the novella.

(5-7 sentences)

Journal #4
Analyze the use of 1st person point of view in Anthem. What is the impact of having a first hand experience with this story?

(5-7 sentences)

Journal #3
In your own words, explain what you think the terms individualism and collectivism mean
(Google it if you have to, but try to figure it out first). What could be the benefits and drawbacks of both?

(5-7 sentences)

Journal #2
Does Literature matter? What is your definition of literature? How important is it to read/study literature? What are the benefits/problems with lit study? Why take AP English Lit?”

(5-7 sentences)

Journal #1
Humans are the only animals who have the ability to read. What does reading do for our humanity? Does it make us “more human?”

(5-7 sentences)