Perfect Memes for AP English Language

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โฑ๏ธย ย 4 min read

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Brandon Wu

brandon wu

November 10, 2020


Introduction

What's poppin! If you need a break from all the chaos from studying, you've come to the right place. Let's look at some fantastic memes created from people all over the internet about AP Lang.

๐Ÿšจ Quick note: we credited the creators of all of the memes and Tweets in this article unless they asked not to be named. Go show them some love!

1. What is the true purpose of the device? ๐Ÿค”

liamh510 on TikTok

Finding the function or purpose of a device is highly emphasized across the multiple-choice section of the exam in addition to its importance in the rhetorical analysis essay.

If you need help with rhetorical analysis, Fiveable'sย AP Lang hub for rhetorical analysisย will help you out significantly. There are past replays from teachers and high-scoring students, trivia games testing your knowledge of devices, and even study guides thatย guideย you to scoring a 6/6 on your rhetorical analysis essay!

Fiveable can also assist you with multiple choice. We have over twenty resources inย our AP Lang hub, including past practice live streams and slide decks to assist you with strategies to succeed!

2. Trying to find devices in the passage

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Image Courtesy of @commiedesgarcn on Twitter

This has happened to many of us (including me!) before: you're staring at a passage and have no idea what to cite as devices in our rhetorical analysis. The backbone of rhetorical analysis is talking aboutย whyย an author uses a specific strategy andย howย that device helps them achieve their purpose.

Since the 2020 AP exam was centered on the rhetorical analysis essay and the 6-point rubric, we haveย tonsย of resources for you to use and practice to help you succeed. For instance, I did a live review ofย Identifying What's Worth Analyzingย if you need help with determining what devices/strategies you should include in your essay.

3. The author of a passage responds to College Board

Olivia on TikTok

This one doesn't even need explaining, and it is probably the craziest thing I've seen about AP Lang in a while.ย Typically, AP Lang rhetorical analysis prompts are decades-old, but this year was an exception in more ways than one.

The author responded that, since he wrote it, he'd know if he had any rhetorical devices and insisted there were none. This shows that often times, authors are not even aware that they make rhetorical choices, and it's up to students to try to find what strategies the author uses to make their argument more persuasive.

4. Are AP Lang memes even allowed?

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Image Courtesy of @classicotaco on Twitter

If you're taking the test in-person (so every year besides 2020), you'll hear from the proctor thatย discussion of test contentย prior to the release of free-response questions online could lead to your score's cancellation. In fact, College Board has actively monitored social media in the past and have asked students to delete their memes, since western U.S. students couldย potentiallyย see content after eastern U.S. students finish the test.

AP Lang is ripe for memes since you can reference odd multiple choice questions or essay prompts (the wind turbines from 2019 were hilarious)!

5. Hand exhaustion...

jasmineee on TikTok

So many AP Lang teachers insist that youย haveย to handwriteย allย your essays throughout the year since you can't type on exam day. You'll get to use the hand cramps at some point, but noticeably whenever you're double-checking your essay, you'll probably see your handwriting progressively worse.

Sidenote: Any left-handed people reading this? ๐Ÿ‘€ I hope y'all can all relate with theย left-hand pinky smudgeย and how literally everything in this world is designed for right-handed people (binders, scissors, string instruments, doorknobs, you name it!).

6. A pretty good representation of Lang

AP Lang Meme Yeehaw on YouTube

Besides the students' names that you probably don't recognize, this is very accurate in depicting what AP teachersย do not want to seeย from their students. For instance, "the author uses good diction" is universally regarded as a little bit silly, given that words = diction, and therefore,ย all authors use diction. (Instead, you should use a more descriptive adjective like suspenseful).

The loud background noise and music on top of the random references to Lang make this a fantastic meme - I rate it 10/10.

7. The worst case scenario on test day

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Image Courtesy of stream swim team on Twitter

Last but not least, every Lang student's worst nightmare: amnesia. There have been so many times where I get to an essay prompt, and I'm just sitting there like ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ™ƒ . Basically, I'm just gonna start writing and hope that by the end, this makes sense.

Similarly, analysis in AP Lang isย crucialย for every essay and multiple choice: rhetorical analysis, argument, synthesis, and composition passages! Don't worry, though - you'll feel prepared by the time May rolls around, and all the hard work you've done will pay off.

Wrap-up

Sadly ๐Ÿ˜ข this is when the memes come to an end, but thanks for stopping by! Hopefully, you got some comedic relief before returning to the hefty work of writing more essays and answering more passages. You're gonna do great on the exam in May, andย Fiveableย has got your back!

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