AP Exam for AP Literature

  • The AP Literature exam is Wednesday, May 3rd at 7:30 am.
  • Be at the testing location at 7:30 am. Your testing location is Morgan Gym.
  • You are welcome to come by my room (239) to grab something to eat. I will be here by 7:15.
  • Your proctor is going to be Mr. George and Ms. McDaniel.
  • Make sure to bring no. 2 pencils and pens with black ink.
  • You are allowed to have a snack and beverage for the 10 minute break but not in the testing location.



Week of March 6-10

Monday and Tuesday: work on the Sonnet Analysis Packet within groups

Wednesday: Present sonnets and posters

Thursday: AP Lit test prep and vocabulary.  Intro into dramatic literature (Hamlet and Othello)

Friday: Begin reading the plays in class within groups

Week of January 30-February 3

Mondaypsychoanalytic_criticism Applied to “Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemingway.  What can we tell about the character of Harold Krebs from the psychoanalytic perspective?

Tuesday: “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway.  Apply the Reader’s Response criticism.

Short Story:hills-like-white-elephants-ernest-hemingway

Assignment: hills-like-white-elephants_assignment

Handout on Formalism: formalism

Scholarly Article: hillslikewhite-elephants-scholarly-article-1

Wednesday: Biographical Criticism applied to “Reunion” by John Cheever.

Analysis Constructed Response: How does the title of the short story “Reunion” become ironic when compared to Cheever’s biography?  Cite text evidence to defend your stance.

ThursdayDiscuss background on William Faulkner.

Review Reading Log for As I Lay Dying.  Begin reading As I Lay Dying.


Week of January 23-27

Monday: Review the components of Feminist and Marxist literary criticism.


Choose one of the two lenses to apply to the viewing of Aladdin.

Tuesday and Wednesday: Work in the computer lab to write a literary analysis in which you analyze the film Aladdin from the Marxist OR Feminist lens.  We reviewed Thesis statements, dead words and types of diction.  Your essay, which is due this SUNDAY JANUARY 29TH, should be free of dead words, use formal diction, include a working thesis statement and have an engaging introduction.

Thursday: AP Lit Exam Practice and more review of Thesis statements.


Friday: Vocabulary review/acquisition for poetic devices.  Read and analyze “The Story of an Hour” using Feminist Literary Criticism.  Use  the prompt below to write a well-crafted constructed response citing text evidence in defense of your thesis.

Poetry Vocabulary:

Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” is about a woman who receives some shocking news.  Read the story.  How do the details in the story reveal the attitudes of society regarding women’s roles in the 1800s?