English 11


IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR THE ENGLISH REGENTS, THURSDAY, 6/18.  BE THERE BY 12:30!

Questions 1- 25: Multiple Choice on speech (read by me with you taking notes), then multiple choice questions after reading an article, then multiple choice questions on a poem and short story/non-fiction prose piece.  Go on line to refresh your memory if you want. Just google NYS English Regents.

Questions 26 & 27:  Two literary paragraphs based on the poem and prose piece mentioned above (#26 at least a page; #27 almost a page).

Question 28:  THE ESSAY Make sure you discuss one literary device for each of the 2 works, backed up by 2 (or 3 specific quotes or specific scenes) and... YOUR ANALYSIS—how and why your examples reveal so much! Remember the mad powerful essay verbs I put on the board! Ex. “demonstrates” “proves”  “reveals”  “affirms”  “explains”  “illustrates”  "illuminates"). Great literary devices to use: conflict, symbol, theme, characterization, setting. 


1.  Spend about 45 minutes looking over your notes, reviewing titles (underline them in essay!), authors’ names (spelled correctly!), 2 or 3 major themes from each, and a few major scenes/quotes/characters (names spelled correctly!).  ALSO, 1 LITERARY ELEMENT PER WORK!  Symbol, conflict, setting, characterization...

2. Get a good night's sleep.

3.  Eat a healthy breakfast.  Lots of proteinb