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 Click the image for a recitation of "Do Not Go… Continue reading AP Lit Skill Spotlight: Allusion

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