The AP English Exam. Tackling The Poetry Essay. Understanding the Prompts.
Tackling The Poetry Essay
This Prompt is clearly asking for an interpretation of the Author’s attitude or tone which is connected to the poem as a whole because discovering the attitude of the author is key to developing a feel for his purpose and how is perspective is elicited within the poem. The best way to understand the prompts is to break them down and focus on what is being asked. You may want to simplify what is being asked so that you can better grasp what the prompt is about. Be sure to always keep the prompt in mind when writing your essay. UNDERSTANDING THE PROMPTS IS ESSENTIAL