Some of our Favourite Posts

*AP Students from our AP Classes choose the pieces they are most proud of – enjoy the journey of reading their voices!

Alexis: Through the Eyes of an Outcast (personal response to Frankenstein)

HopeDaisies on a Thursday – (Free choice poem and explication) & The Dance of the Tangled Woman– (Personal Response – Creative) & the words are for you, mr. williams (only for you) — (Poetic Response to A Streetcar Named Desire) &  Collateral Damage – (Poem and Free Choice and personal response to Frankenstein) & the women that we are(Emulation poetry writing)

Lauryn: Where My Soul is Stuck Between the Pages (response to The Stone Angel), A Tangled Woman (Personal response diploma practice), On Intentions (free choice poem), When it Snows in June (free choice)

Jieo:  To English with Love ( response to Literature and Language)Simply Beautiful (response to literature and The Book Thief) & Of Stars and Crescents (One Act Play written in response to Dan Almagor’s poem “We Shoot Children too Don’t We?”) & Poetic Analysis of Almagor’s Poem  & Critical Essay: Not of Youth and Beauty in A Streetcar Named Desire (prompt: “the role self-perception plays when individuals seek to reconcile the conflict between illusions and reality).

Ziyana: This Loving (Free Choice), The Colour of Corruption (Response to The Picture of Dorian Grey), Of Colours and Humanity (Colour symbolism in The Great Gatsby),  The Uncertainty of Femininity (Critical Essay of Hamlet with focus on Ophelia), & The True Monstrosity (Response to Frankenstein)

Jade: Nothing Gets Lost in Mexico (Free Choice poem and explication) & A Poet’s Homage (Poetic Response and Explications to The Great Gatsby and The Picture of Dorian Gray) & Ophelia – The Deluge (Character Perspective Creative-Personal-Critical Response to the character of Ophelia in Hamlet)

Alysha: Catching Mist (Personal Response diploma prep) & Lust for Destruction (poem of Ophelia – free choice) & Dream of a Salesman (Critical Essay for Death of a Salesman with the prompt the ways in which individuals take responsibility for themselves or others) & An Honourable Woman (Critical Essay for Hamlet with the prompt “the ways in which individuals struggle to restore honour and certainty to their lives” .

Victoria: A Colourful Tragedy (Free Choice and Poem) & Dorian Gray and Sibyl Vane: The Artistic Beauty  of the Damned (response to The Picture of Dorian Gray)

Alissa: Sunflowers (Personal response to the prompt “… an individual’s response to the constraints of convention or circumstance” with the poem “Diary of a Piano Tuner’s Wife” by Wilmer Mills?

Luca: Something Lost (Personal response to “…the impact of separation in an individual’s life” with the poem “Perpetual Motion” by Tony Hoagland)

Maria:  fly safe cosmonaut: a personal response (“…the impact of separation in an individual’s life” with the poem “Perpetual Motion” by Tony Hoagland)  amor aeternus: a farewell for now (Free Choice AP Gr 12 good-bye)

Genevieve: Personal Response – The Tent Delivery Woman’s Ride (Personal) & Phony (Response to Catcher in the Rye)

Carmen: Victims of Uncertainty in Hamlet (Critical Essay) & Pulchritude (Free Choice, Poem)

Faith: Because I Love You (Personal Response, Creative) & Rule Number (Free Choice, Poem)

Yasmeen: The Runner (Free Choice Spoken Word Poem), A Mother’s Nature (Personal Response), The Women Who Dance in Circles (Free Choice Spoken Word Poem)

Judy: When I Die (free choice – poem with dying wishes) & (a letter never sent) – (free choice – letter to lost friendship)

Shyla: Ophelia: Character Perspective (group critical-creative-personal analysis of Ophelia) & Nolite te bastardes carborundorum (free choice – Poetry response to The Handmaid’s Tale)

Ibukun: On Unrequited (Platonic) Love Hurting Most of All  (free choice – pondering love) & I Took a Walk with a Woman Who Wished to Move Back to Bahrain (free choice – observations of life and people) & something conclusive (AP Ted Talks)

Kelley: The Daily Life of an Introvert (Free Choice) & Opening Minds Through Art (Free Choice, Community) & Barely Bilingual – Free Choice

Tarannum: “A Five-Year-Old Could Have Done That:” The Case for Modern Art (Free Choice, Art) & All Those Silly Little Things (Free Choice) & Never Again: Canada, the United Nations, and Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis  – Free Choice

Hijab: The Heavens, the Earth, and the Boy in Between (Response to the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray) & Renewal (Personal Response) & Dimming the Glare: Seeking Illusion to Remedy Reality in A Streetcar Named Desire (Critical Essay with the prompt “…role of honesty when an individual experiences tension between optimism and reality”) & Margaret Atwood’s “Siren Song”: and AP Poetic Analysis.

Nimrat: is there no power? – Poetry Culture Seminar – Personal Response &  The Corruption of Love  Pechakucha – Personal Response

Claire B: we tried to leave this pretty how town (personal response to e.e. cummings poem “anyone lived in a pretty how town”)


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