AP® English Literature and Composition (Test Prep)

 A Tale of One Test

  • Practice questions: 14
  • Practice exams: 3
  • Pages of review: 21

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It might have been a bummer to discover that the "critical" in "critical reading" did not mean you could yell things like, "Who's your daddy now, Dickens?" during a test, but cheer up, MacShmoopers.

Shmoop's guide to the AP English Literature exam will help you navigate the murky waters of literature... critically.

In this guide, you'll get review, drills, and practice exams while you learn...

  • why writers might use synecdoche (other than because it's fun to say).
  • how to decode—and beat—those pesky free response prompts.
  • the fine art of memorizing the mysterious language of literary analysis.

Let's turn that Heart of Darkness into a heart of knowledge.

What's Inside Shmoop's Online AP English Literature and Composition Test Prep

Shmoop is a labor of love from folks who love to teach. Our Test Prep resources will help you prepare for exams with fun, engaging, and relatable materials that bring the test to life.

In Shmoop's guide to the AP English Literature and Composition exam, you'll find

  • a diagnostic exam to figure out where you're struggling before you even begin.
  • a full-length practice exam that mimics the look and feel of the real thing.
  • answer explanations to figure out where you went wrong…or right.
  • test-taking tips to help you break down a lengthy exam.
  • loads of practice drills.
  • review of dozens of literary devices used in poetry, prose, and drama.

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