Term Review Activities

The following are the texts:

1. One Shakespeare play: The Tempest ** (CORE) (Cambridge School Shakespeare)

2. Two 19th-/20th-/21st-century English-language works of prose fiction:

a) The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood** (CORE; American)

b) The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

3. Two English-language playwrights:

a.) Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage (CORE; American)

b.) Sweet Bird of Youth by Tennessee Williams

4. Two English-language poets:

a.) Core Poetry: A selection of 8 poems (CORE; American) :

Adrienne Rich

Twenty-One Love poems: III, VII, XVII

Snapshots of a Daughter-in-law: 1

Emily Dickinson

Hope is the thing with feathers

I felt a funeral in my brain

I’m wife

After great pain, a formal feeling comes

b.) A selection of 8 poems by Robert Frost** (specify titles):

An Unstamped Letter, Birches, Reluctance, Stopping by Woods, The Road Not Taken, The Tuft of Flowers, The Wood Pile, To Earthward

5. Two Works of World Literature (which may be in translation):

  1. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (“When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine” “Interpreter of Maladies” “This Blessed House” “The Treatment of Bibi Haldar” “The Third and Final Continent”) (CORE)

  2. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

6. One English-language non-fiction work:

a) Stranger in the Village by James Baldwin (CORE; American)

(studied during confinement)

 

x  List of 10 main quotes with “bold” key words and “devices” identified — easily “memorizable”/ significant / versatile

x  List of main characters (2 quotes for each), themes (2 quotes for each), devices/stylistic features/symbols (and at least one example of each)

x List of main links to other works and short description of each link with specific examples if possible

x  Short stories: include short plot summaries

x Poetry: make a “chart” with themes and devices for each poem, plus 2 memorizable “lines” from each poem in the unit

x Include an “image” symbolic of the work

x Make your review sheets visually “digestable” or interesting — use color and images if possible

 

Groups

Handmaid’s Tale: Cyrielle, Ornella

Love in the Time of Cholera:  Daniela, Rebecca

Frost:  Angelina

Women Poets: Madeleine

The Tempest: Lana, Baptiste

Interpreter of Maladies/Jhumpa Lahiri: Charles, Debora

Dorian Gray: Lilou,  Cassandra

Intimate Apparel:  Adriana

Sweet Bird of Youth: Emmanuel, Maryam

 

(Stranger in the Village) :

 

 

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