Category Archives: AP Mindset

Trees of Temptation

The Bible is an influential text that presents in self in a variety of American literature in the form of allusions and motifs. The motif of a tree is important in the Bible, and its significance has found its way … Continue reading

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From Church to Birch: Finding Religious Salvation in the Natural World Of Literature

Where does one find God? Surely, religion is not always found in a church. Many biblical motifs, such as the wilderness, can be discovered just outside one’s front door. In the Bible, the wilderness is utilized to depict the search … Continue reading

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Water and Rebirth in American Literature

In the Bible, water is a powerful and symbolic image in the stories told. Water represents the power of God and the significance it has in the people’s lives. Another common theme in the Bible is the significance of water … Continue reading

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Minor Characters Introducing Major Characters in the Bible and American Lit

One motif in the bible is minor characters introducing a major character. The chief example of this is Jesus being introduced to the world by John the Baptist. ““I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I is … Continue reading

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Tests in the Bible and American Literature

In everyday life, one is tested on various things ranging from school to family to friends. A test has been a part of existence since the very first people. In Genesis 2:19-3:21, The Bible tells the story of Adam and … Continue reading

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Divine Covenants

Covenants are extraordinarily important aspect of everyday life. However, when alluding to the Bible, the word covenant appears in an entirely different manner. Many of the most important biblical stories incorporate some kind of a covenant. In the Biblical sense, … Continue reading

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Birds Flying High and Free

Birds have been used as a symbol of hope and freedom throughout many works of literature and poems, representing a beacon of light in an unruly world. Their gift of flight is often viewed as a search for a better … Continue reading

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Create a Compelling Argument

Let’s celebrate this great documentary on Willa Cather’s letters more. Again, we’ll review first the section around minute 19 where Cather receives the mentorship of Sarah Orne Jewett to find a quiet center in her life and compose literature. https://player.pbs.org/viralplayer/2365563628/Continue reading

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PQP = Praise, Question, Polish.

One of the most essential parts of building a productive atmosphere for learning in any classroom is sharing what you learn. Another is giving and receiving useful feedback. The most important thing is to do this in a positive spirit. With … Continue reading

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The Last Supper, But Certainly Not The Last

Just as Thomas Foster argues, meals are always mentioned in novels for a reason, never just to sit down and eat. In the Bible, The Last Supper is that last time that Jesus sits down for a meal with his … Continue reading

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