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πŸ“Œ Exam Date: May 3, 2023

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Unit 1 Overview: Introduction to Short Fiction

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1.1

Interpreting the role of character in fiction

6 min read

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1.2

Identifying and interpreting setting

5 min read

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1.3
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Understanding and interpreting a narrator’s perspective

6 min read

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1.5

Reading texts literally and figuratively

4 min read

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Unit 2 Overview: Introduction to Poetry

2 min read

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Ariella Ramjohn

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2.1

Identifying characters in poetry

3 min read

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Ariella Ramjohn

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2.2

Understanding & interpreting meaning in poetic structure

3 min read

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Ariella Ramjohn

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2.3

Analyzing word choice to find meaning

3 min read

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Ariella Ramjohn

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2.4

Identifying techniques in poetry to analyze literary works

3 min read

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Ariella Ramjohn

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Unit 3 Overview: Introduction to Longer Fiction and Drama

4 min read

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Minna Chow

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3.1

Interpreting character description and perspective

5 min read

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Minna Chow

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3.2

Character evolution throughout a narrative

4 min read

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Minna Chow

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3.3

Conflict and plot development

4 min read

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Minna Chow

written by Minna Chow

3.4

Interpreting symbolism

3 min read

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Minna Chow

written by Minna Chow

3.5

Identifying evidence and supporting literary arguments

6 min read

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Minna Chow

written by Minna Chow

Unit 4 Overview: Character, Conflict, and Storytelling

2 min read

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Minna Chow

written by Minna Chow

4.2

Character interactions with setting and its significance

4 min read

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Minna Chow

written by Minna Chow

4.3

Archetypes in literature

6 min read

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ChristineLing

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4.4

Types of narration like stream of consciousness

4 min read

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ChristineLing

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4.5

Narrative distance, tone, and perspective

6 min read

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ChristineLing

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Unit 5 Overview: Structure and Figurative Language

2 min read

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ChristineLing

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5.1

Traits of closed and open structures in poetry

9 min read

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ChristineLing

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5.2

Use of techniques like imagery and hyperbole

7 min read

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ChristineLing

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5.4

Identifying and interpreting extended metaphors

3 min read

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ChristineLing

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Unit 6 Overview: Literary Techniques in Longer Works

4 min read

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Minna Chow

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6.1

Interpreting foil characters

3 min read

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Minna Chow

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6.2

Understanding and interpreting character complexity

5 min read

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Minna Chow

written by Minna Chow

6.4

The effect of narrative tone and bias on reading

3 min read

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Ariella Ramjohn

written by Ariella Ramjohn

6.5

Characters as symbols, metaphors, and archetypes

3 min read

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Ariella Ramjohn

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Unit 7 Overview: Societal and Historical Context

4 min read

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Minna Chow

written by Minna Chow

7.1

Sudden and more gradual change in characters

3 min read

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Minna Chow

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7.3

Relationships between characters and groups

4 min read

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Minna Chow

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7.4
7.5

The significance of the pacing of a narrative

5 min read

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Unit 8 Overview

3 min read

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8.1

Looking at Punctuation and Structural Patterns

6 min read

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8.2

Interpreting juxtaposition, paradox, and irony

7 min read

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Sylvia Rodriguez

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8.3

How ambiguity can allow for various interpretations

5 min read

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Sylvia Rodriguez

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8.4

Identifying symbols, conceits, and allusions

6 min read

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Sylvia Rodriguez

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8.5

Learning proper attribution and citation in literary analysis

4 min read

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Sylvia Rodriguez

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Unit 9 Overview: Nuanced Analysis

2 min read

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ChristineLing

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9.2

Suspense, resolution, and plot development

6 min read

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9.3

Narrative inconsistencies and contrasting perspectives

4 min read

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ChristineLing

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Additional Resources

Introduction

Get an overview of what the AP English Literature and Composition course covers and what the exam looks like. Learn about everything Fiveable has to offer for AP Lit!

Intro to AP Lit for Teachers

Candace Moore

written by Candace Moore

AP Exam Format and Strategies

gayatri aluri

written by gayatri aluri

Exam Review – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Ace the multiple-choice questions of the AP English Literature and Composition exam with these guides! We go over how the section is structured, how to approach each question, and some last minute tips. By knowing the questions types and skills accessed, you can ace the AP Lit MCQs in no time!

Exam Review - Poetry Analysis Essay

Feeling stuck with poetry and verse? Learn the ins-and-outs of poetry and how to effectively respond to the poetry FRQ section of the AP English Literature exam. Learn how to annotate, read a poem, and get the evasive complexity point. We'll also show you how to write a solid essay with thesis, intro, evidence, and commentary.

AP Lit: Poetry Overview

6 min read

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Candace Moore

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Complexity of Poetry - Slides

Candace Moore

written by Candace Moore

Complexity of Poetry

Candace Moore

written by Candace Moore

Exam Review – Short Fiction FRQ

Tackle the fictional prose free-response of the AP English Literature and Composition exam. We explore the setting, character, and literary elements that are essential to prose analysis as well as the evidence and commentary pieces needed to be successful. You'll also be able to write a good thesis and introduction paragraph.

AP Lit Prose Analysis Practice Essays & Feedback

26 min read

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Candace Moore

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Short Fiction Overview

17 min read

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Laura Walton

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FRQ 2: Prose Analysis

6 min read

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Athena_Codes

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AP Lit Prose Analysis: Practice Prompt Samples & Feedback

9 min read

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Candace Moore

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Creating a Short Fiction "Boot Camp"

Candace Moore

written by Candace Moore

Exam Review – Literary Argument Essay

Worrying about the literary argument free-response question of the AP English Literature exam? With these resources, you'll be able to do just that. We cover how to write a thesis, setting, characterization, theme, figurative language, annotating, characters, and relationships. Be prepared for the exam with our signature guides and streams!

Q and A Sessions

Have all your questions answered in these AP English Literature and Composition question and answer sessions. You'll be able to get ease any uncertainties and calm your nerves before the exam, and maybe you can help out your peers, too!

Q&A Student Study Session

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