AP Literature and Composition Prompts
AP Language and Composition Prompts
– Rhetorical Figures in Sound is a compendium of 200+ brief audio (mp3) clips illustrating 40 different figures of speech. Most of these figures were constructed, identified, and classified by Greek and Roman teachers of rhetoric in the Classical period. For each rhetorical device, definitions and examples, written and audio, are provided. Audio examples are taken from public speeches and sermons, movies, songs, lectures, oral interpretations of literature, and other media events. Some artifacts have been edited further to make the devices easier to detect. In the interest of diversity, I have included a range of voices and perspectives.
– A Glossary of Literary Terms – Robert Harris – “a writer and educator with more than 25 years of teaching experience at the college and university level.”
- Resources from College Online : A Classroom Strategy for Teaching Toulmin
– Stephen Toulmin, a modern rhetorician, believed that few arguments actually follow classical models of logic like the syllogism, so he developed a model for analyzing the kind of argument you read and hear every day–in newspapers and on television, at work, in classrooms, and in conversation.
- I now offer nearly 200 pages to help you with your mythology projects, including something like 700 pictures…and still no sign of slowing down!
– Figures of Speech from “The Simpsons”
– Correspondence deserving a wider audience
Classroom Resources from NCTE
Definition and Examples of Literary Terms
AP Central AP English Literature and Composition Development
“We all begin as close readers. Even before we learn to read, the process of being read aloud to, and of listening, is one in which we are taking in one word after another, one phrase at a time, in which we are paying attention to whatever each word or phrase is transmitting. Word by word is how we learn to hear and then read, which seems only fitting, because that is how the books we are reading were written in the first place.” from by Francine Prose – 1. How to Do a Close Reading 2. Steps for Close Reading 3. Close Reading Example: “The Lady of Shalott” 4. Close Reading of a Literary Passage 5. What is Close Reading? 6. Getting an A on an English Paper: Close Reading — Professors in every department want well-researched papers with good theses. Professors in English departments also want to see that you can read closely, paying excruciatingly close attention to the details of language. 7. NEW CRITICISM & Close Reading 8. Close Reading Guide 9. Writing about Fiction
: patterns, polarities, problems, paradigm, puzzles, perception – HOW TO DO A CLOSE READING
– Jack Lynch,Rutgers University – Newark