• 1st 6 Weeks


    Here is the link for the entire list of Lit Terms we will study this year:

    Lit Term Link

    1st 6 week terms:

    We will focus heavily on:

    Irony (Incongruity and 3 types)

    Beginnings of satire

    Elements of Story

    Plot More info

    Character (including Archetypes)

    Conflict (Looking specifically at resolution)

    Setting (As a character)

    Theme (From topical theme to comment on human condition)



    The first book we will be reading in Life of Pi by Yann Martel.

    Copies will be given to you in class. I suggest you buy your own if you want to heavily annotate or keep the book.

    There will not be any essays due this 6 weeks. 




  • The Life of Pi

    by Yann Martel Year Published: 2001

    Life of Pi is a Canadian philosophical novel by Yann Martel published in 2001. The protagonist is Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, an Indian Tamil boy from Pondicherry who explores issues of spirituality and metaphysics from an early age. He survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a lifeboat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger which raises questions about the nature of reality and how it is perceived and told.

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