Monday, April 23, 2012

My Plan for AP Exam

I think as long as I keep reading Literature Analysis books that relate to the AP exam and take the practice AP essays that are on Preston's blog, I should be golden. Also, I need help on my mechanics when I'm writing essays, so maybe grammar girl or something could help me with that.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Big Question Abstract

Being able to fully memorize a language is something that comes naturally, it becomes a way of life even if it involves multiple languages at a time. A language is something you need to survive, to communicate with others, and to succeed in this world. We need to figure out why certain schools (mainly in America) are neglecting language programs and inhibiting language acquisition for people when they have no say in it. We all need to be more enriched in different cultures. It makes us less ignorant towards everyone else on the planet and helps us become more successful and diverse.

Monday, November 28, 2011


Juxtaposition  (noun)  : the intentional placement of a word, phrase, sentences of a paragraph to contrast with another nearby.

This video kind of explains the definition quite well:

You are positioning certain things in the literary structure to alter the truth of something. Like in the video, the actor was just staring. He didn't really have any emotion, but because those images were placed in front of him the audience viewed those different scenarios and thought his performance was outstanding.

Another example of juxtaposition can be used in Hamlet, when prince Hamlet had Yorick's skull and compares the concepts of life and death at the same time.