Presentation on theme: "AP: English Literature and Composition. AP Exam 55 multiple choice questions 4-6 passages –60 minutes –45% of final score 3 essay questions –120 minutes."— Presentation transcript:
Essay Questions #1 and #2 Reading selection provided –One poetry –One prose Level 2 question –Use the text –Students will give “somewhat” different answers
Essay Questions #1 and #2 Questions always includes “what and how” Organize by the “what” or the “how” Prove the “what” with the “how” as support
Sample Poetry Prompt Read the following poem carefully. Then, in a well written essay analyze the techniques the poet uses to reveal the speaker’s attitudes towards nature and the artist’s task.
Sample Prose Prompt Read the following passage carefully. Then write a well organized essay in which you analyze how the author uses such techniques as point of view, selection of detail, and syntax to characterize the relationship between the father and the son.
Questions #1 and #2 - Tips List of Literary Techniques –Merely Suggestions Brief opening paragraph Clear thesis from prompt Quotes – “In Snippets” Give a Wow conclusion Graded on a 9 point rubric
Key Literary Techniques Point of View Selection of Detail Syntax Diction Figurative Language Structure Imagery Sound Devices
Essay Question #3 Analytical question with list of novel and plays Level 3 question –Thematic in nature
Essay Question #3 Avoid plot summary Assume grader knows the book Brief opening paragraph with thesis Organize with transitions Use a lot of specific support
Essay Question #3 Select a fiction novel or play of literary quality Cover the list and decide Choose a work you know well No literary terms needed
Sample Free Response Prompt In many works of literature, past events can effect, positively or negatively, the present actions, attitudes or values of a character. Choose a novel or play in which a character must contend with the past. Then write an essay in which you show how the character’s relationship with the past contributes to the meaning of the work as a whole.