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ADVANCED Placement Step it up a notch!
Figure out WHAT the author did. Figure out HOW the author did it. What does this say about society or humankind?
Constant Terms to Consider
The ____________ ____________ by _______________ Is about ________________________, And reveals that ________________________________. (genre) (author) (topic/abstract concept) (opinion statement about humanity or human condition)
Justice Gender role Generation gaps leadership Loyalty Fear Passion Truth
ClaimCommentaryData Thesis Statement Topic Sentence (What you wish to prove) Direct Quotes, Summary Paraphrase Details Opinion Insight Student View
1.The alarm clock used in the opening scene of Native Son is a symbol. 2.Richard Wrights Native Son is an honest depiction of Black life in the 1930s. 3.Blacks will turn to black on black crime rather than target whites because of the inequality in the solving of crimes in the black neighborhood. 4.Wright uses Biggers fear to drive his action. 5.Biggers extreme grouping of whites as the enemy is just as naïve as the whites underestimation of the intellect of the black man.
The color of your lens determines what you see.
Using your MWD group, select a Critical Approach to Literature Lens Group 1Formalist Criticism Group 2Biographical Criticism Group 3Historical Criticism Group 4Gender Criticism Group 5Psychological Criticism Deconstructionist Criticism Mythological Criticism Sociological Criticism
Create a 4 minute presentation explaining your groups assigned critical lens Each presentation will be accompanied by a Power Point presentation. The Power Point is to serve as a visual aid, thus you must know your information. When applicable, use Wrights Native Son as the text on which you cast your lens. When not applicable, find another suitable text to demonstrate its effects.