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AP Literature

Grade 8-12

The AP Literature exam, overseen by the College Board, is a standardized test taken by high school students. The Advanced Placement (AP) Literature course offers an introduction to college-level literature studies. The exam evaluates students' comprehension and analysis of literature, focusing on key concepts such as theme, character, plot, structure, and figurative language. It challenges students to engage in critical inquiry and interpretive exploration of various literary works, encompassing prose, poetry, and drama from diverse time periods and cultures.

Course Duration
  • NA52 Sessions
  • 30 mins per session

Josilyn Markel

What you'll learn

  • 1

    Short fiction - Textual details, character's perspectives and motives, sequence, Function of Narrative, Develop a paragraph.

  • 2

    Poetry - character's perspectives and motives, Function of contrasts, Simile, Metaphor, Develop a paragraph.

  • 3

    Longer fiction or Drama - Events of a plot, Conflict, Develop paragraph, thesis statement and commentary, line of reasoning.

  • 4

    Short fiction-2 - Complexities of character relationships, e details, diction, or syntax in a text, Develop paragraph, thesis statement and commentary

  • 5

    Poetry-2 - Literal and figurative meanings, function of an image, metaphor, personification, Allusion

  • 6

    Longer fiction or Drama - Complexities in the character, sequence of events, details, diction, or syntax in a text, narrator’s reliability

  • 7

    Short fiction - Function of character, narrator’s reliability, function of a symbol, Simile, Personification, Develop paragraph, thesis statement and commentary

  • 8

    Poetry - function of structure, contrast, specific phrases, Metaphor, Allusion, Develop thesis statement and commentary

  • 9

    Longer fiction or Drama - Character complexities, Plot, Conflict, details, diction, or syntax, Develop thesis statement and commentary

Skills you'll learn

Explain the function of character

Explain the function of setting

Explain the function of plot and structure

Explain the function of the narrator or speaker

Explain the function of word choice, imagery, and symbols

Explain the function of comparison

Develop textually substantiated arguments about interpretations of part or all of a text

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