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2019 AP ® ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION FREE-RESPONSE QUESTIONS The older one that did not care and the younger that learned to care for more than their families opinions. (Suggested time—40 minutes. This question counts as one-third of the total essay section score.) Carefully read the following excerpt from William Dean Howells’ novel The Rise of Silas Lapham (1885). Then, in a well-constructed essay, analyze how the author portrays the complex experience of two sisters, Penelope and Irene, within their family and society. You may wish to consider such literary elements as style, tone, and selection of detail. They were not girls who embroidered or abandoned themselves to needle-work. Irene spent her abundant leisure in shopping for herself and her Line mother, of whom both daughters made a kind of idol, 5 buying her caps and laces out of their pin-money , 1 and getting her dresses far beyond her capacity to wear. Irene dressed herself very stylishly, and spent hours on her toilet 2 every day. Her sister had a simpler taste , and, if she had done altogether as she 10 liked, might even have slighted dress. They all three

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