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How many of you had or have Ad or honours literature

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5 (71.4%)
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Offline Eclipse

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AP lit
« on: April 20, 2007, 01:55:12 PM »
Just wondering how many people had or have Ap lit
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Re: AP lit
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2007, 03:08:36 PM »
Am in it, and in my humble opinion it = "teh suck."  My reasoning for this is actually quite simple too, I enjoy reading books, but to critically analyze a book I have to stop enjoying it and actually think about why the writer says that this or that is happening.  Waste of my time, I think.
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Re: AP lit
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2007, 03:17:59 PM »
I decided that the literary critics of the world subscribe to the idea that Depressing = Art.  It's not only narrow-minded, it's not an accurate picture of the world.

Think of Steinbeck's "The Pearl":  The protagonists are doomed to failure.  While the world is a challenging place, it is not impossible for dreams to be achieved, as that tale implies.

I disagree with literary pessimism.
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Re: AP lit
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2007, 03:48:17 PM »
I know exactly what you guys mean. i love books alos but i hate that class. You stop doing ti for enjoyment and just for work.
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Re: AP lit
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2007, 01:51:02 PM »
AP Lit to me is disectinng a cow when you'd just really like a nice steak and some A1. On one level, it is nice to know what is implied by the writer, and in my case as a writer myself certainly vital. On the other hand, ojnce you've split open a book and flayed it down to the bones, it is no longer a book to be read and enjoyed, it's been butchered and there's nothing left but to move on and remember the lesson.


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Re: AP lit
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2007, 03:53:30 PM »
Sorry, Math Geek. No AP English for me.
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