Literary Critical Theory
A piece of literature can be read from a number of critical positions, which means you notice different
things in the text and draw different conclusions. Even if you dont subscribe to a particular theory, you
1. Write in present tensethe action is happening now
2. Write in third person
3. Type in 12 point Times New Roman and then use Grammar and Spell Check
4. Do not use or avoid as much as possible the phrase the reader (instead of Saling
English 10 Honors
2 October 2014
Literary Tactics of All Summer in a Day Essay
It has been said that people are afraid of what they do not understand. This is definitely
the case in the short story All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury,
The Effect of
Different Amounts of
Light on the rate of
Anna Paez, Mohamed Khaled, Sam Davies,
Tested the rate of cellular
respiration of crickets in different
amounts of light.
IV - Light
Investigation #1- evolution simulation
The Effect of a Colored Habitat on the Percent of the Surviving Population each
Hypothesis #1- If 10 colors are distributed throughout environment 1 evenly. The green color
will be eaten the least.
Investigation #5: Enzyme Catalysis
1. The Effect of the Amount of Enzyme on the Rate of the Enzyme Catalyzed Reaction
An Enzyme is a catalyst, which is a chemical that drives a reaction forward allowing molecules
The French & Indian Wars most lasting impact was its political, economic, and ideological
effect on the colonial people and Great Britain. These societal aspects and the relations between
the two allies changed permanently in the wake of the French & Indi
Chapter 1 Vocab
Tenochtitlan-ID: the capital city that the Aztecs built on an island on Lake Texcoco located in
present day Mexico City. -SIG: Their location was so perfect that the city still exists today.
Matrilineal -ID: inheritance that is passed down
Chapter 2 Vocab
Encomenderos-ID: Spanish conquistadors who had legal control of the indigenous population of
the Americas, and collected tribute through forced labor and goods-SIG: the encomenderos
controlled the natives in Spains new territory
4. Which of the following most accurately describes the attitude of seventeenth-century puritans
towards religious liberty?
a. Having suffered persecution in England, they extended toleration to everyone.
b. They tolerated no one whose expressed religious
Marriage Portion: ID: That property which is given to a woman on her marriage. Vide Dowry.
SIGCradle Scythe: ID- an agricultural tool, a form of the scythe, used to reap grain. SIG- As
developed, the end of a season was the harvest. Grain could be pulled
Unit 2: Test Corrections
Short Essay Questions:
1. Identify three specific causes of the American Revolution.
-I got points deducted for not providing specific social causes; I included more economic
and political examples.
-I think I answered t
Unit 2: Essay Rewrite
The British provoked the start of the American Revolution with changes in policies
toward American colonists and taxation laws after 1763. However there was also social change
within the colonies that likewise triggered the
The origins and development of slavery in the British American Colonies was primarily
economic between the years of 1607-1676. However during the following century, social factors
would come to dominate slaverys expansion. In the Ches
In my opinion the founding document that marks the beginning of United States was the
Declaration of Independence. It is one of the most influential in the history of the United States.
There were many events in American history that led up to this moment
In your opinion, what "founding document" marks the beginning of the United States of
America- the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution?
How would the country have been different if Thomas Jefferson had been the first president
instead of Georg
Unit 3 Essay Rewrite
The election of Thomas Jefferson has been referred to as the revolution of 1800.
Jeffersons presidency was revolutionary in constitutional interpretation, and social changes,
although it was not a revolution i
Following the French and Indian war of 1754-1763, the French withdrew from the North
American continent, ceding large amount of land to both Great Britain and Spain. Previously, the
British and the colonists were united against the threat of the French an
While it not being the sole reason for the conflict, it was the primary one; the American Civil
War began when the Confederate States of America, a gathering of Southern States led by a
newly constructed government controlled by Jefferson Davis, seceded f
I now regret sending Hester to America. If I never did, I would not have to arrive to Boston on a
bad note seeing my dear Hester and this child being displayed on a scaffold, being publicly
shamed. I now lust for revenge, Aghhh I cannot believe that
EXTRA CREDIT for EPL Mini-Test
Name _Anna Paez_
Examine the following advertisement, and then describe how the ad uses pathos, ethos, and/or logos to sell their
Things to consider in your answers: visual images, word choice, target audience, and
1. To what specific emotions do the following slogans, sales pitches, and maxims appeal?
Just do it- This slogan represents an appeal to motivation, and inspiration.
Think Different- Think like a new person and dont do what everyo
In her speech A Whisper of AIDS, Mary Fisher uses specific diction choice to bring
awareness to the AIDS epidemic as well as words that are meant to heighten the fear much of the
public had about AIDS at that time. Fischer addresses
Would you allow Lindsay Lohan to drive your children home at night?
Lindsay Lohan was a child actress and model before her breakout performance in the
movie Mean Girls, which turned her into a genuine star. Since becoming a ce
The product is switching to the AT&T phone company. The ad is the man in the suit sitting at the
small table with the little kids talking about doing two things at once. You feel happy and critical
Oprah Winfrey- Oprah has a very powerful voice in our society because she has a talk show and
a television channel that show her values and beliefs so I think she might endorse a No texting
while driving campaign or a self-help endorsement.
This image shows the different
types of trade over the Atlantic Ocean from the period of 1451-1870. Each quadrant of
the picture has a different time period and it appears that the thickness of the arrows
represent how much of something was being transpor
Ethicist Hurricane- Anna Paez
Whenever I get requests for help, I would attend to them even though I had important
work to do. Sometimes the requests would drag to 2-3 hours or even beyond. At the end of the
day, I would sacrifice sleep to catch up on my
Once More to the Lake
by E. B. White
E. B. White (1898 - 1985) began his career as a professional writer
w ith the newly founded New Yorker magazine in the 1920s. Over the
y ears he produced nineteen books, including collections of essays,
t he famous chi
Socratic Seminar Questions
Topic #1: People and Places:
1. The lake, the river, and the outdoors have a lot of similarities in the three essays. All three
of these locations represent symbols significant in the essays. The lake repres