This documentary can help to make students aware of the social nuances of the Victorian Era. If students are struggling to understand early works of literature, this information about the social and historical context would really help.
Sample Essay Prompts and Student Essays from Past Tests
Use these prompts to practice writing essays. Score your essay based on the rubric. Get to know the rubric!!! Compare your work to the sample essays given. Keep in mind that the first essay presented is always the highest example.
Full Text of "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Read each section, stopping to record the many incidents along the way that illustrate character evolution and epiphany through complex literary devices. Create a T chart that lists quotes (with citation) paired with a detailed analysis, with a focus on specific literary devices and their effect. Please email me if you have questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please print and read the analysis written by the authors found on this link. You will need to write a response to their interpretations of Eliot's poem. You may choose to write a standard essay, complete with thesis and textual support, or you may choose to write a more informal response. Either way, you will need to engage with the theories (one or more) presented here. Please be sure to use correct citation for both quotes from the poem and quotes from the theorists.
Excellent titles, although avoid Shakespeare plays, as you'll be reading an additional one during your Hamlet unit. Also, it will not help you AT ALL to "read" something you've read before. The AP test always goes well for regular readers. Become a regular reader of a variety of texts; not just because of the test, but because you are growing into an intellectual.
JSTOR is an electronic collection of academic articles widely used by many university students and college professors during research. This link is limited, as full access is expensive. Still, many fantastic critical essays about literature can be found here.