Advanced Placement English Literature is a college-level, senior course that prepares students to take the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition test. The course emphasizes the development of skills in critical reading of literature, and in writing about literature and related ideas. Coursework involves clarification of poetry and prose; thematic analysis of works in all literary genres; and the rhetorical analysis of selected works or passages, through both in-class and out-of-class writing. To prepare for the course, students will have to read Tracks by Louise Erdrich before school opens in the fall. Course readings include, but are not limited to: Jane Eyre by Bronte, The Wide Sargasso Sea by Rhys, The Stranger by Camus, and As I Lay Dying by Faulkner. The history of tragedy through drama includes, but is not limited to: Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, Hamlet by Shakespeare, and Waiting for Godot by Beckett. Analysis of poetry relies on Sound and Sense in Poetry by Perinne.