Chapter nineteen of Thomas C. Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor is where the implications of geography in literature are explained and what certain geography can mean. Foster writes that geography is “typically about humans inhabiting spaces, and … the spaces inhabiting humans” (Foster 174). He then goes on to list what else geography can do: “it can be revelatory of virtually any element in any work … [it] can also define or even develop character … geography can be a character” (Foster 174-176). And in Suzanne Collin’s The Hunger Games trilogy, the geography of the game arena acts as a character, striking out against the players. For example in the second novel of the trilogy, Katniss returns to the hunger games for the Quarter
English 12-Advanced Placement Literature and Composition
Summer 2014 Summer Assignment
Lindenhurst Senior High School
Dear AP Literature and Composition students:
Welcome to what will be an extremely rewarding and challenging course for your senior year. Because the background required for a course of this magnitude is great, it is invaluable to assign some work over the summer. It not only allows us to begin the vast preparation necessary for college and the national exam in May, but it keeps…
LGHS Honors English II
Summer Reading Assignment
How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revised Edition:
A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines
Thomas C. Foster
In Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Red-Headed League," Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson both observe Jabez Wilson carefully, yet their differing interpretations of the same details reveal the difference between a "good reader” and a "bad reader." Watson can only describe what he sees; Holmes has the knowledge…
Name: Allana Sibille
ENG: 125 Introduction to Literature
Professor: April Mac Grotty
March 10th, 2015
Conflict in literature is a category that creates tension between two or more characters. Two poems that contains both conflict, similarities and differences are “Hills like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway (1927) that involves young lovers and an unplanned pregnancy, the second one “Let America be America Again” By Langston Hughes (1935) displays the labor man has…
predominantly all of Bradbury's time was spent at the library, he developed a strong appreciation for literature. However, it was not until 1943, that Bradbury became an active writer. This year started a series of canonical pieces for Bradbury such as The Martian Chronicles, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and Fahrenheit 451.His writing was later commemorated in 2004 when he won the Pulitzer award for Literature. Bradbury died at the age of 91 in Los Angeles on June 5th, 2012. Posthumously, Bradbury's works…
Literary Period Analytical Research Paper
Over the course of the next few weeks, you will be researching a literary period, making an argument about that time period, and supporting your argument with multiple texts that you’ve read throughout high school.
Due date for final research paper: Sunday, 5/4 by 11:59pm on Moodle.
There will be no exceptions on this due date whatsoever. Submitting through Google Docs is not an acceptable means of…
3.3Analyze interactions between main and subordinate characters in a literary text.
3.6 Analyze / trace development of time and sequence including the use of literary
3.9Explain how voice, persona and choice of narrator affect characterization, tone
How to analyze a text
1. Read or reread the text with specific
questions in mind.
2. Marshal basic ideas, events and names.
Depending on the complexity of book, this
requires additional review of the…
to each piece of writing so as I read each story there was no set tone or set up. By reading with purpose it also gave me the opportunity to develop an understanding and appreciation of the literary texts I read. No reading we read actually gave the meaning of the story. There were clues that were not mentioned that you had to come to the conclusion of to get the meaning of it.
Throughout this course I also gained a broad knowledge of the elements of literature. I was also able to use the specialized…
Honors and Advanced Placement
Summer Reading Project
Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,
In preparing our students for the advanced language, literature, and composition curriculum, we believe that improving reading ability and maintaining gains made during the school year are important goals. In order to be certain students maintain their reading and critical thinking skills, we are requiring that students participate in a summer reading project. Summer reading will extend the honors/AP…
August 23; Reaction to first lecture
This week as I opened the first lecture I had several thoughts running through my head. Since this was a new course to me I was not sure what to expect. Although I was very interested in many pieces of American literature I was very eager to see what we may be reading and to see what famous authors we may be studying about. As I opened the first lecture I noticed that we were going to be talking about realism this week. I always thought…
American Military University
Edgar Allen Poe:
Sept. 31, 2013
Sept. 31, 2013
Edgar Allen Poe
Literature is a very diverse subject which constantly changes from century to century. The first American writers, in the years before the civil war, had the challenge of producing an original American literary form, content, and voice. They were creative when it came to expressing their emotions. Edgar…