1. Hamlet contemplates suicide
2. Laertes goes to France
3. Polonius order Ophelia to leave Hamlet
4. Hamlet encounters the Ghost for the 1st time
1. Fortinbras agrees not to invade
2. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern spy on Hamlet
3. Players spe
1. What are Okonkwos main characteristics as he is depicted in the first few chapters? List
as many as you can, being as specific as possible.
Okonkwo is a well-known, famous, wealthy, and respected member of the village. He is
The Great Gatsby Style Inventory
One of Fitzgeralds themes is Old Money versus New Money. The Old Money is
represented by the antagonist Tom Buchanan, who has no actual occupation but instead gets his
wealth from his family, who for generations h
Milosh Period 5
Psychoanalytic Criticism Notes
Psychoanalytic concepts have become part of our everyday lives.
Displacement is the psychoanalytic name for transferring our anger with one person onto
Psychoanalytic concepts inclu
Notes on New Criticism
Though New Criticism is no longer used, it dominated the 1940s through 60s.
It replaced the biographical-historical criticism that dominated literary studies in the 19th
century and early 20th century.
The poem or text itself was a
1. October 27, 1932: Sylvia Plath was born at Bostons Memorial Hospital in Boston,
Massachusetts to Otto Plath, a college professor who had immigrated from Germany, and
Aurelia Schober, who taught secretarial studies at Boston University.
2. April 27, 193
Analysis of page 24-26 of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
At the beginning of this passage, Nick, the narrator, is describing the valley of ashes and
uses adjectives such as foul and dismal and says that the passengers on waiting trains can
February 15, 2013
New Critical reading of A Secret by Sylvia Plath
The poem begins by repeating the title of the poem twice in the first line, which seems to
be the subject of the poem and refers to the illegitimate baby, revealing t
Things Fall Apart
By Chinua Achebe
Introduction to Okonkwo
o Well known throughout the 9 villages and beyond
o 18 years old: threw Amalinze the Cat
Had been unbeaten for 7 years
Called the Cat because his back would never touch the
The Oven Bird
Personification: He says the early petal-fall is past line 6. The singer, mid-wood bird, is
personified by being able to talk like humans would
Imagery in seasons
Theme: coming of age
Write down your immediate response.
BRIEFLY summarize the entire poem. (1-2 sentences)
Identify date of publication & collection.
Identify the speaker and audience.
Identify type of poem, number of lines, stanzas, syllables, rhyme scheme, a
Steps for Poetry Analysis
1. Read through once. Make an assessment of the overt meaning. Develop a theme/tone of the
2. Mark all unfamiliar words and look them up keeping in mind time period/context.
3. Identify: Poem type, lines, stanzas, rhyme sc
What words if any need to be defined?
If the text has a title, what is the relationship to the rest of the poem/text?
What words and their etymological roots need to be scrutinized?
What relationships or patterns do you see among the words