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On the AP English Literature exam, you will be asked to analyze prose, drama, and poetry passages. But what exactly are these different passages?
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🌈 Prose 🌈

✨ Prose is written or spoken language in its ordinary form, without metrical structure.

✨ It is comprised of sentences and paragraphs, and is written to sound similar to  spoken language.

✨ One example of prose is a novel.

-You will be presented with at least two prose fiction passages on the multiple choice section of the exam.
-You will also be asked to write an analysis essay on a given work of prose, and write an essay on an idea using a self chosen work of prose.

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🌈 Drama 🌈

✨ Drama is a mode of fictional representation which includes dialogue and performance.

✨ One example of drama is a play, in which various speakers are given lines.

-The two prose fiction passages on the multiple choice section of the exam may include drama works.
-For the third and final essay on the exam, you may choose a work of drama to respond to the prompt, or a work of prose.

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🌈 Poetry 🌈

✨Poetry is an expression of feelings and ideas using distinctive style and rhythm.

✨ It is comprised of lines and stanzas, and uses metrical structure. By employing figurative language, these passages sound more artistic than prose. 

✨On the AP Lit exam, the only form of poetry you will encounter is the poem.

-There will be at least two poetry passages on the multiple choice section.
-There will also be an essay requiring analysis of poetry.

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