Game Plan for the Week

Hi folks! Here’s what we are doing this week:

Monday: MWDS DUE. Timed essay over Ceremony.

Tuesday: Literary Devices ‘Pop’ Quiz (Quiz corrections due Friday)

Wednesday: Poetry Review Day

Thursday: Prose Review Day

Friday: Quiz corrections due. MC strategies and review.

Keep in mind next week is your four-day final exam. Several of you have made alternate arrangements to take the exam on different dates. Please see one of your teachers if you need to to do this.

Final Exam Reflection Day 2

Prompt of the Day

Palestinian American literary theorist and cultural critic Edward Said has written that “Exile is strangely compelling to think about but terrible to experience. It is the unhealable rift forced between a human being and a native place, between the self and its true home: its essential sadness can never be surmounted.” Yet Said has also said that exile can become “a potent, even enriching” experience.

Select a novel, play, or epic in which a character experiences such a rift and becomes cut off from “home,” whether that home is the character’s birthplace, family, homeland, or other special place. Then write an essay in which you analyze how the character’s experience with exile is both alienating and enriching, and how this experience illuminates the meaning of the work as a whole. You may choose a work from the list below or one of comparable literary merit. Do not merely summarize the plot.

 

Continue working on MC Test corrections. They are due tomorrow.