First, Read the Passages: Yes, you read that correctly. One vital thing to remember is this: On a timed exam, it is important to work at a brisk pace, but do not move so quickly that you make simple mistakes.
Pay attention to the stem words. These are the key words in the prompt. Write these stem words at the top of each essay page. Your answer to the question posed by the stem words should make up the opening paragraph of the essay.
It comes down to this: You have 40 minutes to analyze a text, not to wax eloquent on the universe. Use your time well. A better way would be to simply analyze in chronological order, paragraph by paragraph with poetry you could break it up by identifying the shifts. Then you could say there is word choice and sentence structure in the first paragraph, tone and allusion in the second, more word choice and some imagery in the third.
Notice I did not say diction or syntax. I said word choice and sentence structure. This is to remind you not to overuse those words.
Write using strong aggressive verbs. If you have no idea why the author used a certain strategy, then ignore it. Write about what you can figure out.
Pick the strategies you can write about with clarity and coherence. Despite the words of any particular prompt, the general attack plan for most passages is pretty much the same: Do not end with a summary of what you have just said. They just read what you have just said.
End with some example from either the last paragraph or the last stanza that makes your final point. You got a 6.
Maybe even a 7 And on a sunny day, an 8 III. For when someone is making a strong point Indicate: Use it when someone is being very direct and to the point. To make known formally and explicitly This is for legal, religious, and governmental decrees.
Use it for an argument or theory. You use this to prove something. Use this to show you can see some idea being applied. Good when a plot problem clears up or when someone gets into a debate. Use it to show the power of a passage on a reader.
Use this for writing that really gets you going.
Donne creates an extended metaphor by comparing the mingling of bodies in sex to the mingling of blood in a flea bite. By creating an extended metaphor in which the bite of a flea represents the act of sex, the speaker suggests to his beloved that sex is as insignificant, harmless, and sinless as the tiny flea bite.
But the speaker tries to have it both ways:comments from ap lit exam, question 1 Odysseus’s encounter with sirens versus Margaret Atwood’s poem “Siren Song” PROMPT: The story of Odysseus’ encounter with the Sirens and their enchanting but deadly song appears in Greek epic poetry in Homer’s Odyssey.
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