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AP English 3 Dr.



Preparing for Our Mid-Year Examination, 2018 (a work in progress: be sure to keep checking)

Here are words you should be responsible for (many of these are review words for you). Some of
these will be answered with matching, others with fill-up the blanks.

1. Imagery
2. Irony
3. Verbally ironic
4. Dramatically ironic
5. Situationally ironic
6. metaphor
7. metonymy
8. oxymoron
9. Rhetoric: persuasive language; argument; persuasion
10. simile
11. synecdoche
12. Syntax
13. Tone
14. Abstract
15. Concrete
16. antithesis

And know the definition of and be able to identify the use of


As You Like It
Acts 1-5
Characters: Who said it? To whom was it said? To whom does the underlined word (usually a
pronoun) refer?

As You Like It
From noAct 5.
Touchstone: A fair name. Wast born i’ th’ forest here?
Is ‘t possible that on so little acquaintance you should like her?

Wounded it is, but with the eyes of a lady.

I can no longer live by thinking.

You say, if I bring in your Rosalind,/You will bestow her on Orlando here?

I do remember in this shepherd boy/Some lively touches of my daughter’s favor.

Ganymede’s uncle 5.4.33

I will not eat my word. Now that art mine/Thy faith my fancy to thee doth combine.

… His crown bequeathing to his banished brother….

Proceed, proceed. We’ll begin these rites,/As we do trust they’ll end, in true delights.

It is not the fashion to see the lady the epilogue ….

Can you identify characters from each of these works? Match the character with the work.
Can you identify quotations from each of these works? Match the quotation with the work.
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, The Crucible,
As You Like It

Usage and Grammar

● sentence correctness: run-on, comma splice, fragment

● functions in sentences (e.g., subject identification, main verb identification),
● parts of speech (e.g., noun, verb, adjective, adverb, conjunction, preposition),
● recognizing adverbs and adjectives (including phrases)

Essay Questions

General. Be sure that your essays subordinate plot summary to analytical thinking. That is, you
may need to include concrete details but these details must be in service to more abstract
thinking such as
● characterization,
● the identification of themes, or
● thematic analysis (by which I mean how a theme illuminates the work’s meaning).

If you merely summarize the plot, you are writing a failing response. Be sure that you are
thinking and writing abstractly, thematically, meaningfully, and significantly. Explore the
significance. As I am reading and grading your essays, I should not have to ask myself, “So

Hypothesis contrary to fact is a logical fallacy. Avoid its use. It demonstrates something that
is not provable, and it shows a reluctance to discuss what actually happens in a work in favor
of a desire to discuss a situation not found in the work.

Question 1 is an AP prompt, where you will write a rhetorical analysis of a passage by Frederick
Douglass. AP: Answer the Prompt.

Question 2 (not announced) will offer you a choice of essays on works we have read this
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, The Crucible,
As You Like It

Option 1.
Many works of literature have a moral component. Often this moral component conveys to the
reader or audience examples of how to lead a better, more productive, and more ethical life.
Similarly, the work may suggest ways to avoid a meaningless, unproductive, and immoral life. In
one, two, or three works we have read this semester, argue that the work or works offers a moral
example for its audience. If you choose to write about only one work, it cannot be As You Like It.

Option 2.