The AP English Literature and Composition course focuses on reading, analyzing, and writing about imaginative literature (fiction, poetry, drama) from various periods. Students engage in close reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature to deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure. As they read, students consider a work’s structure, style, and themes, as well as its use of figurative language, imagery, and symbolism. Writing assignments include expository, analytical, and argumentative essays that require students to analyze and interpret literary works.
Grade Level(s): 12th Grade
Curricula for Advanced Placement (AP) courses are created by the American College Board, which offers high level coursework and exams to high school students. Colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on examinations. Curriculum for each subject area is created by a panel of experts and college-level educators in that field of study. An overview of the AP Literature & Composition course can be found HERE. The Course & Exam Description (CED) can be found HERE.
Date Last Revised/Approved: 2019