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Ultimate Guide to Every Book You’ll Need For The AP Literature Exam

AP Literature is a great class, thats super helpful for becoming a better writer, and for getting your Intro English credit for most colleges in the USA. AP Lit, as its called by many, is a lot of work though, and will other classes, and since its typically taken Senior Year, a combination of senioritis… Continue reading Ultimate Guide to Every Book You’ll Need For The AP Literature Exam

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Hamlet “Perfect” Intros

Pre-AP Lit test, I'm posting some old school-work. Maybe it'll help someone else out? Also, don't use my work as your own, teachers have plagiarism checkers. Prompt 1 (2001) One definition of madness is “mental delusion or the eccentric behavior arising from it.” But Emily Dickenson once wrote, “much madness is divinest sense - /… Continue reading Hamlet “Perfect” Intros

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AP Lit Review: Hamlet

Title: Hamlet by William Shakespeare    Date of Publication: 1603, first performance in 1609                       Genre: Tragedy Biographical information about the author (for my knowledge only, but very helpful): Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories and these works remain regarded as some… Continue reading AP Lit Review: Hamlet

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Major Works – AP Lit Review: Frankenstein

Title: Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Date of Publication: January 1, 1818 Genre:  Gothic science fiction Biographical information about the author (for my knowledge only, but very helpful): Mary Shelly was raised by her father after the death of her mother when she was a month old. Her father was an author himself,… Continue reading Major Works – AP Lit Review: Frankenstein

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Major Works Data Sheet – The Metamorphosis

Major Works Data Sheet Title: The Metamorphosis Author: Franz Kafka Date of Publication: Originally published in 1915, first english translation in 1933 Genre: Absurdist fiction, novella, slipstream fiction Biographical information about the author (for my knowledge only, but very helpful): Born to Jewish parents in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Kafka lived through the turmoil of the… Continue reading Major Works Data Sheet – The Metamorphosis

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Major Works – AP Lit Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Title: A Thousand Splendid Suns Author:  Khaled Hosseini Date of Publication:  May 22, 2007 Genre: Historical Fiction Biographical information about the author (for my knowledge only, but very helpful):  Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and moved to the United States in 1980. He is A U.S. Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations Refugee… Continue reading Major Works – AP Lit Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

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Major Works Data Sheet – The Importance of Being Earnest

Title: The Importance of Being Earnest Author: Oscar Wilde Date of Publication: 1898, First Performed 1895 Genre: Satire, Comedy of Manners Biographical information about the author (for my knowledge only, but very helpful): Author, playwright and poet Oscar Wilde was a popular literary figure in late Victorian England, known for his brilliant wit, flamboyant style… Continue reading Major Works Data Sheet – The Importance of Being Earnest

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Major Works – AP Lit Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Title: Pride and Prejudice Author:  Jane Austen Date of Publication: 1813 Genre: Comedy, Coming-of-Age, Literary Fiction Biographical information about the author (for my knowledge only, but very helpful): Jane Austen was born in Steventon, England, in 1775. Her father was the rector of the local parish and taught her largely at home. She began to write… Continue reading Major Works – AP Lit Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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Major Works Data Sheet – 1984

Major Works Data Sheet Title:    1984 Author:  George Orwell Date of Publication: 1949 Genre:  Dystopian Fiction Biographical information about the author (for my knowledge only, but very helpful): George Orwell is the pseudonym for Eric Arthur Blair. He wrote about the despairing realities of British colonialism and the working class struggles. Many of his works… Continue reading Major Works Data Sheet – 1984

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Major Works AP Review: The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy

Leading up to the AP Lit test now in May, knowing our classic literature is going to be of upmost importance. So, our teacher had us fill out these Major Works Data Sheets throughout the year. So I'm posting a slightly edited version for people to use to help them study if they want! Title:… Continue reading Major Works AP Review: The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy