Every Friday, you will write an essay in class. I chose these prompts to prepare you for the AP Literature exam in May. If you know you will be absent on a Friday, please make sure you either come see me beforehand or check this website to get the essay prompt.

For tips and tricks to writing a strong AP essay, click here.

Thursday/Friday – September 4/5, 2014

How does Chopin use structure/setting/point of view to characterize the characters in “Desiree’s Baby?”

Friday – September 12, 2014

Rewrite your essay from last week. Draw on what you’ve learned about Writing an AP Essay, analyzing the AP Rubric, and evaluating your peers’ essays in class.

How does Chopin use structure/setting/point of view to characterize the characters in “Desiree’s Baby?”

Friday – September 19, 2014

In a well-organized essay, analyze how the author reveals the character of Beowulf. In your analysis, you may wish to consider such literary elements as setting, style, and symbolism.

Friday – September 26, 2014

“And, after all, our surroundings influence our lives and characters as much as fate, destiny, or any supernatural agency.” Pauline Hopkins, Contending Forces

In a well-organized essay, analyze how the author reveals the character of Beowulf. In your analysis, you may wish to consider such literary elements as setting, style, and symbolism.

Friday – October 3, 2014

DICTIONary to replace ICE. No ICE this week.

Friday – October 10, 2014

No school on Thursday or Friday – No ICE this week

Friday – October 19, 2014

The most important themes in literature are sometimes developed in scenes in which a death or deaths take place.

Write a well-organized essay in which you show how a specific death scene helps to illuminate the meaning of the work as a whole. Avoid mere plot summary.

Friday – October 24, 2014

Friday – October 31, 2014

Friday – November 7, 2014

Friday – November 14, 2014

Friday – November 21, 2014

Friday – November 28, 2014

No school on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday – No ICE this week

Friday – December 5, 2014

Friday – December 12, 2014

Prepare for finals! No ICE this week.

Friday – December 19, 2014

Finals week! No ICE.

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