While preparing students to take the AP English Language and Composition exam, this course provides training in literary analysis as well as analytical and persuasive writing. In addition to practicing essay test-taking techniques, organization, and time management, students study the interactions among subject, authorial purpose, audience needs, generic conventions, and the resources of the English language. Assignments include a directed narrative, analyses of test questions, analyses of rhetorical strategies, and persuasive essays. Students will also practice taking multiple choice tests which mirror those found in the AP exam. This course has been reviewed and approved by the College Board.
Homework: Write a micro essay to respond to the prompt: In the poem ” Hazel Tells LaVern” by Katheryn Machan, the speaker retells her encounter with a frog who demands a kiss from her. Read the poem carefully. Then in a well-developed essay, describe the dramatic situation the speaker relates to LaVerne and then analyze how the author uses poetic devices such as allusion,syntax, language, voice and structure to reveal the speaker’s ironic tone and the author’s satirical attitude toward social class.
Analysis Essay Ap English Language
Taken from the 2012 AP English Literature Exam
In the following poem by Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586), the speaker addresses the subject of desire.