Mr. Justin Orapello’s AP Literature and Composition seniors have been mastering the skills of explicating and analyzing poetry for the past month.
“I love poetry, because it’s one of the most emotive forms of literature. I feel like this unit is the most intriguing, and I’m not excited to see it come to an end,” declares Katlyn Douglas.
The seniors participated in class discussions, reviewed literary terms, and collaborated with each other to exchange thoughts about poems such as “The Road Not Taken,” “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night,” “Fifteen,” and more.
“The poems that were given to us are challenging and definitely required AP level thinking and reasoning,” Rio-Felice Lacanlale mentions.
This unit will culminate with an essay interpreting a poem of the student’s choosing. They will present their analysis and poem to the class.
“It’s a great way for us to interpret poetry in our own individual ways without any outside opinions, because we’re all using our own specific pieces. It will help the class to understand different variations of the art, since everyone will be presenting their analyses,” says Cassandra Bamba.
The class will begin reading “Dracula” by Bram Stoker as part of their next unit.