AP Poetry

Collector: Ann V.

Ten resources make up the AP Poetry Unit Module. The first resource, designed for instructors, provides an overview of and links to all materials required for a four-week poetry unit. Next, a 27-slide presentation introduces scholars to archetypal symbols often found in the literature. Included are character archetypes, situational archetypes, and image archetypes. Each type is defined and includes examples of each type. A handy handout introduces AP Language and Literature class members to key concepts they need to know to prepare them for a study of poetry and the end-of-year AP exams. Another presentation introduces viewers to ballads, villanelles, lyric poems, and sonnets with slides that detail the types' characteristics and provide links to classic examples. Also included is a worksheet that takes the mystery out of poetry analysis by detailing specific steps readers can take to develop an interpretation or analysis of a poem. Another poetry analysis method, TPCASTT (Title, Paraphrase, Connotation, Diction, Attitude, Tone, Shift, Title, Theme), teaches pupils to focus on specific elements of poems to develop an analysis. Crafting a sound analysis and interpretation of a poem requires paying attention to specific elements and devices used by the poet. A Poetry Explication Sheet asks readers to make notes on particular aspects of a poem and find examples that demonstrate these elements. Scholars craft a packet of literary response journals to demonstrate that they have carefully read and thought about 13 different poems. The provided assignment sheet details six elements required for the journal and a list of optional information. To end the unit, scholars demonstrate what they have learned about poetry analysis by responding to a series of questions about T.S. Eliot's poem "The Hollow Men."

11th - 12th English Language Arts, Reading: Literature 28 Views 4 Saves
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