AP Literature and Composition 12th grade Summer Reading Assignment 2022-2023.pdf

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GHS 12th Grade AP Literature and Composition Summer Reading Assignment PART 1 “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot PART 2 Two books from the GHS AP Summer Reading list AP Literature and Composition students are expected to read and explore texts differently than they have in their previous English courses. We begin by making observations about the texts and how they are written. We observe elements such as diction (denotations and connotations of individual word choices), imagery, structure, and figurative language. Only after this type of close reading are we ready to develop assertions about the meaning of the text. Please keep this in mind as you approach your summer reading assignment. Part 1:Prufrock 1. Read through the poem several times. 2. After two or three readings, begin to take notes on the presence of literary elements in the text as well as other observations or questions you may have. 3. Craft a response in which you explore your observations aboutdiction, imagery, structure,andfigurative language. Be sure to pull examples from throughout the poem. At the end of your response, use your examination of these elements to explain your current understanding of the poet’s intent (e.g., insight into human nature). Part 2: Independent Reading Selection Guidelines a.You must pick books which represent opposites, for example, a male author and a female author, a British writer and an American writer, authors from two opposite time periods, etc. b.You must pick ONE book from the list of titles that have recently appeared on the AP Lit exam and ONE book from the list of titles that have recently won the Pulitzer. c.Research several titles on the list before making your final choices. Ask friends, consult media specialists, talk to your parents, go online and research the author and title, etc.
Response Guidelines a.For each of the TWO books that you select from the GHS AP Independent Reading list you must take notes in any form that enriches your understanding of the essential ideas of the work. Remember to pay careful attention to theauthor’s craft (how the author uses elements such as diction, imagery, structure, and figurative language to create meaning). b.You will be required to write an in-class response on one or more of your summer reading choices at the beginning of the course. c.Do not consult outside sources for your reading. We expect your notes to be original and authentic. ALL OF YOUR WORK SHOULD BE READY TO SUBMIT IN YOUR FIRST ENGLISH CLASS OF THE YEAR. “The Love-Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” By T.S. Eliot "If I but thought that my response were made to one perhaps returning to the world, this tongue of flame would cease to flicker. But since, up from these depths, no one has yet returned alive, if what I hear is true, I answer without fear of being shamed." Let us go then, you and I, When the evening is spread out against the sky Like a patient etherized upon a table; Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets, The muttering retreats Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells: Streets that follow like a tedious argument Of insidious intent
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