Category Archives: AP Mindset

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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Noah’s Perseverance​ on His Ark

Noah’s Ark and The Flood continues to be one of the most commonly told biblical stories today. The passage demonstrates the importance of perseverance, a motif and a lesson that continually appear in literary works of merit throughout multiple centuries, … Continue reading

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Garden of Edenville, Michigan

In the book of Genesis, God creates the first man and women and places them in a utopia called the Garden of Eden. This garden is perfect in every way; Adam, the first man, and Eve, the first women, live … Continue reading

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The Ten Commandments and One More

The Ten Commandments can be seen as a covenant with God and as rules for life. In this bible story, they were able to have a “covenant with God” similarly as Hester’s town did in Massachusetts in The Scarlet Letter. … Continue reading

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Christ Figures: Styles of American Literature at a Crossroads

  The basis of the crucifixion motif in American literature is in the creation of a Christ figure through physical or social sacrifice. Such sacrifice can be seen in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, The Scarlet Letter when Hester Pryne is forced to … Continue reading

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Crucifixion In Literature

The crucifixion of Jesus is one of the most important motifs that is handled in the Bible. Crucifixion is often related to sacrifice of an individual to protect others from their sins or guilt. Many authors allude to crucifixion to … Continue reading

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Water and Rebirth in Literature

Water is a very important literary motif that can represent many different things. However, one of its most significant connotations in literature is baptism and rebirth. In the Bible story about John the Baptist, the water motif symbolizes Jesus’ baptism … Continue reading

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What is the Difference Between a Semicolon and a Comma?

This is a great scene from the movie, Wit. Though the scene stands on its own and inspires a re-reading of Donne’s Death Be Not Proud, Holy Sonnet X, you can learn more about the rest of the movie here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wit_(film) Let’s use this … Continue reading

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Create a Compelling Argument

In 4-6 sentences (of Standard English), make an argument for the best AP Prompt that illuminates the most profound literary qualities of Cather’s novel, My Antonia. If someone else has claimed the same prompt that you had in mind, then … Continue reading

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