AP Lit/Lang Essays

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Essay Prompt for 12th Grade AP Literature

Based on one of the following novels:

  • Amaya, Rudolfo.  Bless Me, Ultima.
  • Cather, Willa.  My Antonia.
  • Hosseini, Khaled.  The Kite Runner.
  • Joyce, James.  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
  • Vonnegut, Kurt.  Slaughterhouse-Five.

Choose one of the “lenses” of literary theory.  Write a critical essay about the novel of your choice through the “lens” of a literary critic.  Include specific textual evidence to prove your assertion.  Also, discuss symbolism/allusions in the text.  Use MLA Format for citations and typing guidelines.

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Essay Prompt for 11th Grade AP Language

Based on the memoir: Walls, Jeannette.  The Glass Castle.

Jeannette Walls’ memoir, The Glass Castle, establishes a unique tone to convey her story.  Write a critical essay about Walls’ text, The Glass Castle, analyzing her persuasive appeals, rhetorical techniques/strategies and use of language.  Include specific textual evidence to prove your assertion.  Use MLA Format for citations and typing guidelines.

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