“it’s a Frenetic Friday, and because it’s Friday, you know what that means…” AP Literature and Composition / September 21, 2012 Mr. Houghteling
AGENDA • Collect “Dulce” work. • Vladimir Nabokov— “Good Readers and Good Writers” • Slaughterhouse-Five
“Good Readers and Good Writers” • Anticipation Guide • Groups of four. • Read all, discuss many, choose four. • Reading Nabokov • Annotate. • Track qualities of good readers (be/have/do) on the table.
Vladimir Nabokov • Born to noble family in Russia. • Was trilingual at an early age. • After WWI, the Nabokovs fled Russia for England, then Berlin. After his father was murdered, Nabokov became a poet, fleeing Berlin in 1940 to U.S. • Wrote Lolita, ranked 4 on the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels. Pale Fire was ranked 53 on that list. • Nabokov is noted for his complex plots, clever word play, and use of alliteration.
HOMEWORK • Complete your reading of “Good Readers and Good Writers.” Complete the table as you finish the reading. • Read Slaughterhouse-Five! Use the notes from Nabokov as a guide while you read. • Study the imagery man chart. • Review both “The Soldier” and “Dulce et Decorum Est” using the imagery man chart. You should be able to find quality examples of varying imagery, specifically in reference to “Dulce.”