It’s easier than it sounds. To get a 9 on the poetry analysis essay in the AP Literature and Composition exam, practice planning a response under strict time deadlines. Write as many practice essays as you can. Follow the same procedure each time. First, be sure to read the instructions carefully, highlighting the parts of the prompt you.
This essay prompt gives Advanced Placement English Language and Composition students the opportunity to develop their close textual reading, rhetorical analysis and timed writing skills. It identifies a specific passage from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne for rhetorical analysis.