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    AP Literature and Composition 
     
    This College Board AP course engages students in the careful and deliberate 
    reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close 
    reading of selected texts, students will deepen their understanding of the 
    ways that writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for 
    their readers. As they read, students will consider a work’s structure, style, 
    and themes, as well as such elements as the use of figurative language, 
    imagery, symbolism, and tone. The syllabus includes works from various 
    genres and periods, concentrating on works of recognized literary merit. 
    Thoughtful discussion and writing accompany all reading. The approach to 
    the close reading that students practice in this course involves three 
    important elements: the experience of literature, the interpretation of 
    literature, and the evaluation of literature. (Source: http://
    apcentral.collegeboard.com) Students will take the Advanced Placement 
    Exam in the spring of their senior year.