Use the TPCASTT model to fully annotate the poem "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell - bring annotated poem to class tomorrow (11/2) for discussion!
T – TITLE - EXAMINE THE TITLE AND PREDICT WHAT IT MIGHT TELL US ABOUT THE POEM
P – PARAPHRASE - PUT THE POEM OR SELECTED VERSE INTO YOUR OWN WORDS FOR BETTER UNDERSTANDING
C – CONNOTATION - WHAT IS THE REAL OR DEEPER MEANING OF THE POEM... HOW IS LANGUAGE BEING USED CREATIVELY TO REVEAL LAYERS OF MEANING?
A – ATTITUDE - WHAT IS THE TONE, EMOTION OR FEELING OF THE POEM OR SPEAKER
S – SHIFT - IS THERE A CHANGE IN ATTITUDE? IF SO, WHERE IN THE POEM?
T – TITLE - EXAMINE THE TITLE AGAIN TO SEE IF YOUR OPINION HAS CHANGED
T – THEME - WHY DID THE POET WRITE THIS? WHAT'S THE TAKE-AWAY or BIG IDEA?
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.