AP English Literature and Composition


Develop critical standards for the appreciation of literary works and increase your sensitivity to literature as a shared experience.



  • The Power of Literature
  • Perspective and Voice
  • The American Theater
  • The Disillusionment of Character

The Struggle

  • Romanticism and the Ancient Mariner
  • People and Places
  • Storyteller and Structure
  • Frankenstein and Rime
  • Evaluate Evidence


  • The Nature of Humanity
  • Symbols, Motifs, and Themes
  • The Research Paper
  • Building Your Paper
  • Developing Commentary
  • Using MLA Format

Love and Hate

  • Experience the Heights
  • The Pieces and Parts of a Poem
  • Establishing a Line of Reasoning
  • Ways of Viewing Wuthering Heights


  • Family Influence
  • Structurally Sound
  • Analyze, Evaluate, and Apply
  • Details and Patterns
  • The Grapes of Wrath: Analysis

More Than One Way

  • Queen, Prince, or Groundling
  • To Laugh or Not to Laugh
  • To Be or Not to be
  • Evaluate and Implement: Poetry
  • Love Song or Not


  • Discovery Through Strategy
  • Natural Discoveries
  • Crushing Discoveries
  • Evaluate and Implement: Literary Argument

The Irony

  • The Irony of Survival
  • The Irony of Revenge
  • The Irony of Appearances
  • The Irony of Truth
  • The Irony of Madness
  • The Irony of the End
  • Evaluate and Implement: Prose

Fee Details

Progam Advanced Placement
Fee Component  Course Fee
Amount (USD)  $ 608
Description To be paid by the student at the time of Enrollment.

Grade Level

Grade 12




Students will need to obtain the following texts from either a library or a bookseller:


  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
  • Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Struggle: Students choose one of the following:

  • Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  • Circe by Madeline Miller
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter Thompson
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
  • Native Son by Richard Wright


  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Love and Hate:

  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontё


  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

More Than One Way:

  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  • Discovery: Students choose one of the following:
  • Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood 
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • Post Office by Charles Bukowski
  • The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue
  • As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  • Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  • Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami
  • The Spanish Prisoner by David Mamet
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  • Binti: The Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  • Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  • The Hummingbird’s Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea
  • Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
  • The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown


English 1, 2, and 3; this course is for students in 12th grade.

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