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January 4, 2007


Pt. I:


Starting from page 13, annotate the rest of Part One of Fahrenheit 451.  Below is a list of the types of annotations that were covered in class today, and that you can use as you go through the text.   Remember that to annotate you must write directly on the text, using the blank pages at the end of the book if you need extra space. There should be at least one annotation per page.


Question:  As you read you may come up with questions about a character's motivation, why he/she has chosen to commit a certain act, make a certain comment, etc.   It is not necessary to be able to answer the question, rather the notation itself serves to remind you of any confusion you had so that it can be discussed in class.   Also, as you read further, the answers to any questions you have often reveal themselves.


Clarification: This is a notation that clarifies a particular event, circumstance, comment, etc., which occurs in the text.   It can serve as a summary to help you keep track of what has happened.


Evaluation: This is your opinion regarding events that happen in the text.   Try to make sense out of why something has happened or was written in a particular way.


Prediction: Periodically, you may run across something that may represent foreshadowing; write a prediction of what may happen later in the text based on this.


Connection: Sometimes while reading you may be able to personally connect to a character's situation. Perhaps you can relate something in the text to a similar situation that occurs in your own world.   Write this in the margin.


Figurative Language: Look for instances of symbolism, alliteration, allusion, metaphor, etc., and note its purpose.


Qualities/Desires of Man: As you go through the text, continue looking for indicators of the nature of man and what it is he wants or hopes to achieve.


Pt. II


Write a paragraph explaining how the reference to Benjamin Franklin as the first fireman can signify a pun on the word "fireman." Consider what it means to start a fire figuratively as opposed to literally

AP English -- Taryn Barber -- Largo High School -- 2006/2007