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APEnglish Literature and Composition Free-Response Question 2 from the 2019 Course and Exam Description © 2019 College Board. College Board, Advanced Placement, AP, AP Central, and the acorn logo are registered trademarks of College Board. All other products and services may be trademarks of their respective owners. Visit College Board on the web: Effective Fall 2019
Prose Fiction Analysis (Free-Response Question 2 on the AP Exam) The following excerpt is from the novelLucy, by Caribbean-American author Jamaica Kincaid, published in 1990. In this passage, the narrator describes the beginning of a new phase in her life. Read the passage carefully. Then, in a well- written essay, analyze how Kincaid uses literary elements and techniques to portray the complexity of the narrator’s new situation. In your response you should do the following: Respond to the prompt with a thesis that presents a defensible interpretation. Select and use evidence to support your line of reasoning. Explain how the evidence supports your line of reasoning. Use appropriate grammar and punctuation in communicating your argument. I got into an elevator, something I had never done before, and then I was in an apartment and seated at a table, eating food just taken from a refrigerator. In the
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