The AP English Literature and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level literary analysis course. The course engages students in the close reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature to deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure. As they read, students consider a work's structure, style, and themes, as well as its use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. Writing assignments include expository, analytical, and argumentative essays that require students to analyze and interpret literary works.  

While pre-requisites are not required, students should be accomplished readers and writers and should understand that success in this course requires dedication to turning work in on time, reading assignments, and setting aside an hour a day for reading and writing.