- [Author] is his/her [genre] [name] [(year)] writes about [general subject].
- He/she begins with [x], continues to , and also .
- Ultimately these strategies explain that [theme].
- In AP language you talk about the effectiveness in your thesis; in AP lit you talk about the effect on the internal and external conflicts between characters and how something shows or changes a characters thoughts
- Show contrast or shift
- In the begining, the author introduces that (hey there are characters)
- As he/she continues the author discusses how (characters are messy)
- Finally he/she confirms that (things get better/worse/something)
- What is the author doing? (basic idea)
- How did the author do it? (rhetorical choice)
- Why did the author do it? (purpose)
- How does it effect the audience or characters?
- "In lines 4-6"
- It may help to create a SOAPSTone (Subject, Occasion Audience Speaker Tone)
- If you have time, check the tenses
- Use a appositive to describe characters when you introduce them
- If there are any allusions, talk about the greater context. For example, if you notice an allusion to the civil war, use any background knowledge you have to elaborate on it
- If you have time, make sure to add a "So what" on the end of your conclusion. If you dont have time, dont worry about it though!!
- iamb ~/ natural
- dactyl /~~ rare (taradactyls are rare)
- anapest ~~/ comical
- trochee /~ urgency, galloping
If it starts with a vowel the foot starts with unstressed
If it starts with a consonant it starts with a stressed
Lit terms (define them if you mention them in an essay):
- bildungsroman- coming of age story
- conceit- extended metaphor of unlike things, witty
- enjambment- sentences that carry through many lines
- polysyndecton- many ands
- metonymy- substituting name with more emotional equivalent
- synechdoche- part represents whole
- loose sentence- meaning at begining
- periodic- meaning at end
^This list is definitely not a list of all the words you need to know just ones I wanted to review.