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AP Lit Skill Spotlight: Allusion

AP Lit Essential Skill 6.D focuses on the function of allusion. Allusion is not a complicated device to spot, but students sometimes struggle with explaining its function. The key lies in analyzing the bridge between the text and the alluded work. Introducing Allusion With Interstellar One of my favorite movies is Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. Nolan’s… Continue reading AP Lit Skill Spotlight: Allusion

AP Lit Skill Spotlight: Diction

This lesson helps you introduce analysis of diction to your AP Lit students through poetry and a discussion on ambiguity.… Continue reading AP Lit Skill Spotlight: Diction

AP Lit Skill Spotlight: Similes and Metaphors

Use songs to introduce similes and metaphors to move your AP Lit students from identification to analysis and understanding. … Continue reading AP Lit Skill Spotlight: Similes and Metaphors

AP Skill Spotlight: Structure

Of all the skills in AP Lit’s CED, structure is one of my favorites! My students look puzzled when they’re asked to talk about structure, often because they don’t know all that it entails. Structure can refer to a poem’s: form, rhyme, meter, line breaks, shifts, patterns, punctuation, and syntax. Basically, anything you can say… Continue reading AP Skill Spotlight: Structure

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