During this week, for some reason it really felt like we learned nothing in AP Lit. However, that is not true. We went over the poem, Bright Star, by John Keats several times over the course of the week, and discussed a couple different things with the class.
The first thing we talked about was how talking directly to an object when describing one's self to that object could be more effective. It was decided that it was a more effective way to compare someone to something because if the speaker was to just compare them self to an object, giving the object no personality, then the comparison would be a little more shallow. Where as if the speaker talked to the object, giving it a personality, the comparison would be less shallow.
The other thing we talked about as a class, was who we identified with most in the poem. We could choose either the star, the speaker, or the speaker's love. The star was an option because the speaker gave it a personality. When they were comparing them self to the star, they talked directly to it. That is why we were able to identify with the star if we wanted to. I personally felt like I identified with the star the most because I tend to be more of an observer, and I usually see the good in everything. That is what the star was like. We know this because when the speaker was talking to the star, they were saying how the star just watched the earth and its beauty.
So in conclusion, the major thing we learned this week was how to effectively compare one's self to an object.