Final Exam Blog

A. Alice in Wonderland
i. Jabberball
ii. Wiki Project

B.i.Football Sonnet
ii. Sonnet 18

i. High Heat
Why Not Us?
ii. High Heat voicethread
Why Not Us? voicethread

D. Literary History Project
i. Classical Period
1) <a href="Annotated Bibliography “>Bibliography
2) Powerpoint
3) Antigone
a. <a href="Antigone“>Prologue
b. Wiki Project
ii. Medieval Period
1) Bibliography
2) <a href="Powerpoint“>PowerPoint
3) Beowulf
4) Canterbury Tales
iii. Restoration Period
1) Bibliography
2) <a href="Prezi“>Prezi
iv. Modern/Post Modern period
1)<a href="Bibliography“>Bibliography
2) <a href="Powerpoint“>Powerpoint
3)<a href="Critique 1“>Critique 1
<a href="Critique 2“>Critique 2
<a href="Critique 3“>Critique 3
<a href="Critique 4“>Critique 4
<a href="Critique 5 “>Critique 5
<a href="Critique 6“>Critique 6


Twas intense and deep

The players worked and sweat,

Loud and earsplitting was the crowd

and champions were bout’ to be found.

“Beware the strong, my son!

The arm that throws, the hands that catch!

Beware the fatty’s, and shun

Not knowing what to do his head he scratch”

He took the ball in hand:

Awhile the end zone he sought —

Tired he was on the field,

And at timeout he thought.

And, thinking he stood,

The player, with his heart full,

Knowing that he could,

He ran the ball like a bull!

Hut one! Hut two!The ball he threw

The cleats went click-clack

He beat the opposing team, being very mean,

He might have even broken someones back.

“And did you win it all?

Come to my arms, my weary boy!

Oh what a day! I’d have to say!”

He chuckled in his joy.

Twas intense and deep

The players worked and sweat,

Loud and earsplitting was the crowd

and champions were bout’ to be found.

SAT Literary Terms

Allegory – a story in which people, things, and events are symbolic of something else and are used to teach a lesson.

Alliteration – repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words; it is used to emphasize meaning or to improve flow through rhythm.

Allusion – a historical or literary reference to a person, place, thing, or event that the reader is expected to recognize.

Analogy – a comparison between two things that share certain similarities; its purpose is usually to explain a more difficult concept by comparing it to something simpler that the reader will recognize easily.

Aphorism – a short saying with a moral.

Apostrophe – a figure of speech in which an abstract concept or an absent or imaginary person is directly addressed.


Conceit – a figure of speech in which two completely unlike things are compared; these comparisons are usually very intellectual in nature.


Epigram – a very short but witty statement.

Epiphany – a moment of insightfulness when a character realizes some truth (usually about himself/herself).


Foil – a character who is used as a contrast to another character in order to emphasize the differences between the two characters.


Hyperbole – a figure of speech in which something is grossly exaggerated for emphasis.


Metonymy – a figure of speech in which one word is replaced by another word that has a similar meaning.


Onomatopoeia – a word that closely resembles the sound that the word is supposed to make (e.g. buzz, hiss); used most commonly in poetry, but can effectively emphasize meaning in prose writing as well.

Oxymoron – a figure of speech in which two opposing ideas are combined.


Paradox – a statement that seems to be contradictory but is actually true.

Parody – imitates another literary work using humor usually to make the author and/or the work appear ridiculous.

Parallelism – the use of similar sentence structure to express similar or related ideas; words, phrases, sentences, or paragraphs may be organized in a parallel structure.

Persona – the voice an author takes on to tell the story in a particular work.


Repetition – a technique in which words, phrases, or sounds are repeated for emphasis.


Satire – a technique designed to enact social change by using wit to ridicule ideas, customs or institutions; often uses exaggeration to emphasize certain details for the reader.

Synecdoche – a figure of speech in which a part of something represents its whole.


Understatement – a technique in which less is said than is actually true; the opposite of exaggeration or hyperbole.


Voice – refers to a writer’s use of language, including the use of literary techniques, word choice, and sentence structure, that sets one writer apart from another.

Into the Wild

When Supertramp gets to Alaska the first thing he finds is an abandoned bus that he is able to live in and that he calls “The Magic Bus”. This bus made everything easier for him. Things were looking good for Supertramp for about two years, until he decided that his adventure was over and that he wanted to go back into the real world. Well this wasn’t so easy. He left his bus on July 3, 1994 and began a 20 mile hike till he reached civilization. Well two days later Mother Nature decided that she had different plans for Supertramp. Heavy rains down poured on him and he had to get passed a raging river in order to reach civilization. Supertramp was not a good swimmer and couldn’t make it across the river in these freezing temperatures. For example, he said that he would probably be swept to death if he decided to cross it. He described it as being suicidal. So he was forced to go back. In his Journal he wrote “Disaster….Rained in. River looks impossible. Lonely, scared.” (pg.170) this for Supertramp didn’t get any better, he later was starving to death and ate berries that were poisonous, without him knowing. Then a couple days later, he had died from starvation. He was later founded in his bus by two hunters. He was a smart man and knew a lot, but he had made a mistake and it ended up being the end for him.

Today in class on SSR day i read that Shane had to switch schools because he couldnt pay his intuition to a private school anymore because his dad got arrested, and his family had no money.