FEEDBACK FROM 9/19 QUICK WRITE
Before you begin writing, please read this letter, which gives feedback on your 1st quick-write response.
HERE is the rubric that I used while reviewing those first papers (you have a physical copy).
HERE is another useful rubric, and HERE is a set of three rubrics for the three different essay tasks (prose analysis, poetry analysis, and open-ended response). ALL of these are based closely on the actual AP Exam rubrics.
1. “And, after all, our surroundings influence our lives and characters as much as fate, destiny or any supernatural agency.” Pauline Hopkins, Contending Forces
Examine the ways in which cultural, physical, or geographical surroundings shape the psychological or moral traits of the Narrator in Invisible Man. Then write a well-organized essay response in which you analyze how surroundings affect the character and illuminate the meaning of the work as a whole.
2. A symbol is an object, action, or event that represents something or that creates a range of associations beyond itself. In literary works a symbol can express an idea, clarify meaning, or enlarge literal meaning.
Focus on a significant symbol in Invisible Man, and write an essay analyzing how that symbol functions in the work and what it reveals about the characters or themes of the work as a whole.
3. In a literary work, a minor character, often known as a foil, possesses traits that emphasize, by contrast or comparison, the distinctive characteristics and qualities of the main character. For example, the ideas or behavior of the minor character might be used to highlight the weaknesses or strengths of the main character.
Then write an essay in which you analyze how the relationship between a minor character and the Narrator in Invisible Man illuminates the meaning of the work as a whole
4. Works of literature often depict acts of betrayal. Friends and even family may betray a protagonist; main characters may likewise be guilty of treachery or may betray their own values.
Invisible Man includes several such acts of betrayal. In a well-organized essay, analyze the nature of one significant betrayal and show how it contributes to the meaning of the work as a whole.
This AP Literature & Composition class is a college-level survey course that requires extensive reading, deep thinking, and high-level analytical writing. You are in this class by choice AND by teacher recommendation.