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         Advanced Placement English Language and Composition, Honors English 11

September 27, 2016

Vocabulary

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English 11 Literary Terminology
Literary Movements
• Colonialism/Puritanism (17th century)
• Revolutionary/Rationalism (18th century)
• Romanticism/Transcendentalism/Regionalism/Realism/Naturalism (19th century)
• Symboloism/Modernism/Harlem Renaissance/Postmoderism (20th century)
• Contemporary poetry (21st century)
Archetypal characters in American Literature
• Hero/heroine
• Trickster
• Faithful companion
• Outsider/outcast
• Rugged individualist
• Innocent
• Villain
• Caretaker
• Earth mother
• Rebel
• Misfit
• Lonely orphan
• Shrew
• Mother/father figure
• Monster/villain
• Scapegoat
Major themes in American literature
• The American Dream
• Loss of innocence
• Coming of age
• Relationship with nature
• Relationship with society
• Relationship science
• Alienation and isolation
• Survival of the fittest
• Disillusionment
• Rebellion and protest
• Rhetorical techniques
• Rhetorical questions
• Sarcasm
• Satire
• Parallelism
• Connotation/denotation
• Pun
• Irony
• Tone
• Dialect
• Diction
• Figurative language
Literary Terminology
• Alliteration
• Allusion
• Analogy
• Apostrophe
• Aside
• Assonance
• Caricature
• Cliché
• Climax
• Complication/conflict
• Connotation
• Consonance
• Couplet
• Denotation
• Dialect
• Dialogue
• Dramatic irony
• Dynamic/round character
• Exposition/initiating event
• Falling action
• First person point of view
• Flashback
• Foreshadowing
• Hyperbole
• Idiom
• Imagery
• Metaphor
• Monologue
• Multiple story lines
• Narrator
• Octet (octave)
• Onomatopoeia
• Oxymoron
• Paradox
• Parallel plots
• Parallelism
• Personification
• Plot
• Protagonist
• Pun
• Quatrain
• Refrain
• Repetition
• Resolution/denouement (conclusion/resolution)
• Rhetorical question
• Rhyme (approximate, end, slant)
• Rhythm
• Rising action
• Sestet
• Setting
• Simile
• Situational irony
• Soliloquy
• Speaker
• Stanza
• Static/flat character
• Stereotype
• Subplots
• Symbolism
• Theme
• Third person omniscient
• Third person point of view
• Tone
• Understatement
• Verbal irony
• Verse

July 19, 2014

A.P. English Language and Composition: Curricular Requirements

Filed under: Advanced Placement Language & Composition — Christine Cowling @ 11:22 pm

AP English Language & Composition: Curricular Requirements
CR1: The course teaches and requires students to write in several forms (e.g., narrative, expository, analytical, and argumentative essays) about a variety of subjects (e.g., public policies, popular culture, personal experiences).
CR2: The course requires students to write essays that proceed through several stages or drafts, with revision aided by teacher and peers.
CR3: The course requires students to write in informal contexts (e.g., imitation exercises, journal keeping, collaborative writing, and in-class responses) designed to help them become increasingly aware of themselves as writers and of the techniques employed by the writers they read.
CR4: The course requires expository, analytical, and argumentative writing assignments that are based on readings representing a wide variety of prose styles and genres.
CR5: The course requires nonfiction readings (e.g., essays, journalism, political writing, science writing, nature writing, autobiographies/biographies, diaries, history, criticism) that are selected to give students opportunities to identify and explain an author’s use of rhetorical strategies and techniques. If fiction and poetry are also assigned, their main purpose should be to help students understand how various effects are achieved by writers’ linguistic and rhetorical choices. (Note: The College Board does not mandate any particular authors or reading list, but representative authors are cited in the AP English Course Description.)
CR6: The course teaches students to analyze how graphics and visual images both relate to written texts and serve as alternative forms of text themselves.
CR7: The course teaches research skills, and in particular, the ability to evaluate, use, and cite primary and secondary sources. The course assigns projects such as the researched argument paper, which goes beyond the parameters of a traditional research paper by asking students to present an argument of their own that includes the analysis and synthesis of ideas from an array of sources.
CR8: The course teaches students how to cite sources using a recognized editorial style (e.g., Modern Language Association, The Chicago Manual of Style, etc.).
CR9: The AP teacher provides instruction and feedback on students’ writing assignments, both before and after the students revise their work, that help the students develop these skills:
◦A wide-ranging vocabulary used appropriately and effectively
◦A variety of sentence structures, including appropriate use of subordination and coordination
◦Logical organization, enhanced by specific techniques to increase coherence, such as repetition, transitions, and emphasis
◦A balance of generalization and specific, illustrative detail
◦An effective use of rhetoric, including controlling tone, establishing and maintaining voice, and achieving appropriate emphasis through diction and sentence structure

February 14, 2014

Tone, Style, Syntax

Filed under: Advanced Placement Language & Composition — Christine Cowling @ 8:02 am

Tone, Style, Syntax

How to Write: AP Rhetorical Analysis Paragraphs and Essays

Filed under: Advanced Placement Language & Composition — Christine Cowling @ 7:42 am

ap_rhet_analysis

January 1, 2014

SOL Study Guide

Filed under: Honors English 11 — Christine Cowling @ 11:39 am

SOL LITERARY TERMS STUDY GUIDE

September 18, 2013

Advanced Placement English Language and Composition

Filed under: Advanced Placement Language & Composition — Christine Cowling @ 11:29 am

Advanced Placement Testing InformationFlyer announcing AP registration

September 12, 2013

Advanced Placement English Language and Composition

Filed under: Advanced Placement Language & Composition — Christine Cowling @ 8:51 am

AP Language and Composition – Rhetorical Analysis Chart

Advanced Placement English Language and Composition

Filed under: Advanced Placement Language & Composition — Christine Cowling @ 8:49 am

Ethos, Pathos and Logos Chart

Advanced Placement English Language and Composition

Filed under: Advanced Placement Language & Composition — Christine Cowling @ 8:47 am

SOAPSToneReadingStrategy[1]

September 3, 2013

Advanced Placement English Language and Composition

Filed under: Advanced Placement Language & Composition — Christine Cowling @ 1:46 pm

AP Language Writing Terminology 2009

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