Directions: Annotate the following sonnet using poetic terms, questions, and inferential
comments. After annotating the sonnet, write an interpretation of the sonnet using complete
sentences in paragraph form.
They that have power to hu
Senior Essay Contest Prompt:
Satire: the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and
criticize people's stupidity or vices.
Write a satirical guide to getting ahead in the modern world. The best
responses will be strong in voice and speci
Types of Interpretative/Evaluative Responses
Refer to this sheet as we apply writing strategies for the one-page responses
One purpose of writing a response to your reading is to make you alert, active readers (instead of
inert, passive ones). You will fi
(Suggested time40 minutes. This question counts as one-third of the total essay section score.)
And, after all, our surroundings inuence our lives and characters as much as fate, destiny or
any supernatural agency. Pauline Hopkins, Contending F
Death of A Salesman
Directions Gather and write down specific notes from the text and your other reading
that addresses the prompt below. You may use your book for specific detail.
Prompt To Willy, Ben is the embodiment of success beca
Unit 1: Short Stories/One-page Responses
The best short stories contain novels. Either they are densely plotted, with each line an
insight, or they distill emotions that could easily spread on for pages, chapters.
Louise Erdrich (writer)
GOAL: This two-we
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A young. man, named Giovanni GuaSCont'i, came, from _ emoreisou, ._ of italy, _
to pursue his studies at the University of Padua. Giovanni,th had but
Verbs that Enrich Analytical Writing
Consider how the following verbs can convey stronger, clearer, and more precise ideas than be,
say, use, go, have, mean, and other common choices. Think about what you really want to
convey to the reader. Make strong v
by William Shakespeare
That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
In me thou see'st the twilight o