AP* Literature Teaching Units
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By the end of this unit, students will be able to: trace the development of the protagonist’s philosophical viewpoint; examine the symbolism of the astrological signs; discuss how consonance and alliteration are used to create emphasis, unity, and rhythm; examine the use of similes, metaphors, and personification; analyze the view of women depicted in the novel; examine the use of Biblical allusion and discuss its contributions to plot, character, and theme; recognize the influence of the author’s upbringing on his work; explain how the retelling of a familiar story allows the author to concentrate on developing philosophical viewpoints; interpret examples of dramatic and verbal irony; and identify and discuss the main themes, including art’s power to change the world, emotional humanity in an indifferent mechanical universe, the meaning or meaninglessness of life, and the need for community. 68 pages. ©2010.
This title is part of the series: GRENDEL