Mr. Thiesmeyer’s AP Literature and Composition

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AP Literature and Composition Readings


1st 9 Week’s Novel – The Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Salinger


Unit I – Introduction to Literary Analysis – Short Fiction

          Tone – “Rocket Summer” by Ray Bradbury

          Plot – “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin

          Character & characterization – “The Cat in the Rain” by Ernest Hemingway & “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant

          Theme – “The Storm”

Unit II – Modern Drama

          Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

          The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy

Unit III – Poetry 1850 – present


          “The Hollow Men” by T. S. Elliot

          Other poems TBA


2nd 9 Week’s Novel – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey*


Unit IV – Classical Drama

          Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

          The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Unit V – Poetry 1500 – 1850


Unit VI – TBA


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