AP English Literature & Composition engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of a variety of literature. Through the close reading of selected texts, students deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and enjoyment for their readers. As they read, students will consider a work’s structure, style and themes, as well as literary elements such as figurative language, imagery, symbolism and tone. Note: all students enrolled in this course must take the AP exam during the spring semester. Prerequisites: Departmental Recommendation. Eligible Grade Level(s): 12.