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Agenda:  AP Lit Exam: Poetry MC Questions  Practice Poetry MC Questions  “Woodchucks”  Answer Discussion Homework:  Complete and submit your Critical.

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1 Agenda:  AP Lit Exam: Poetry MC Questions  Practice Poetry MC Questions  “Woodchucks”  Answer Discussion Homework:  Complete and submit your Critical Lens essay by Sunday at midnight  Self-assess you essay (on the rubric) and bring it in on Monday Take out:  Pen/Pencil  Notebook  Highlighter Goals:  Practice answering AP-style multiple choice questions in preparation for the exam

2  60 min to complete MC Q’s  No penalty for incorrect answers  4 or 5 lit passages (2 poems, 2 prose)  USUALLY:  1 old (pre 1900 poem)  1 new (post 1900 poem)  1 old prose passage  1 new prose passage

3 General Comprehension Questions:  Ask about: primary purpose, overall characterization, or tone of passage.  They tend to be the most challenging questions on the exam.  Examples:  The passage is primarily about...  Which of the following choices best describes the tone of the passage?  Which of the following choices best describes the narrator’s relationship to his sister? Detail Questions:  Refer to chunks of a passage – demand close reading  Examples:  What does the author mean by “aesthetic” (line 19)?  Which of the following is the best paraphrase for the sentence that begins at line 13? Factual Knowledge Questions:  Questions are more rare  General knowledge questions about language, grammar, and literary analysis  Examples:  Which of the following meters is used in line 3 of this poem?  In line 19, the phrase “frozen fire” is an example of...  What the object of the verb “took” in line 14?

4  Scan Ahead  Look for familiar authors and styles  Change the order  You may choose to skip passages  POE!  Write in the booklet  Half Right is ALL WRONG  If part of an answer “looks good” but the other part does not… IT’S WRONG!  Watch the Clock  PACE YOURSELF! More than 15 minutes per passage is TOO LONG  Read Carefully –  This may seem obvious, but don’t space out  Guess Wisely  Always guess when in (complete and utter) doubt

5  You have 15 minutes to read and analyze the poem, and answer the multiple choice questions that follow  We will check the answers, and work through the explanations when you have finished

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