2010 Ap English Language Sample Essays Form B

 

2010

Ap®

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

AND

COMPOSITION

FREE-RESPONSE QUESTIONS

Question

2

(Suggested

time-40

minutes. This question counts for one-third

of

the total essay section score.)Benjamin Banneker, the son

of

former slaves, was a farmer, astronomer, mathematician, surveyor, and author. In

1791

he wrote

to

Thomas Jefferson, framer

of

the Declaration of Independence and secretary

of

state to PresidentGeorge Washington. Read the following excerpt from the letter and write an essay that analyzes how Banneker usesrhetorical strategies to argue against slavery.Sir,

      

me to recall to your mind that time invaluation

of

liberty and the free possession

of

thosewhich the arms and tyranny

of

the British Crown were

30

blessings to which you were entitled by nature; but,exerted with every powerful effort

in

order to reducesir, how pitiable is it to reflect that although you were

Line

you

to

a State

of

Servitude, look back I entreat you

on

so fully convinced

of

the benevolence

of

the Father

of

5

the variety

of

dangers to which you were exposed;mankind and

of

his equal and impartial distribution

of

reflect on that time in which every human aidthose rights and privileges which he had conferredappeared unavailable, and in which even hope and

35

upon them, that you should at the same timefortitude wore the aspect

of

inability

to

the conflictcounteract his mercies in detaining by fraud andand you cannot but be led to a serious and gratefulviolence so numerous a part

of

my brethren under

10

sense

of

your miraculous and providentialgroaning captivity and cruel oppression, that youpreservation; you cannot but acknowledge that theshould at the same time be found guilty

of

that mostpresent freedom and tranquility which you enjoy you

40

criminal act which you professedly detested in othershave mercifully received and that it is the pecularwith respect to yourselves.blessing

of

Heaven.Sir, I suppose that your knowledge of the situation

15

This sir, was a time in which you clearly saw into

of

my brethren is too extensive to need a recital here;the injustice

of

a state

of

slavery and in which you had neither shall I presume to prescribe methods byjust apprehensions

of

the horrors

of

its condition, it

45

which they may be relieved, otherwise than bywas now, sir, that your abhorrence thereof was sorecommending to you and all others to weanexcited, that you publickly held forth this true andyourselves from those narrow prejudices which you

20

valuable doctrine, which is worthy to be recorded and have imbibed with respect

to

them and as Job

2

remembered in all succeeding ages.

"We

hold these proposed

to

his friends, "put your souls in their soulstruths to be self-evident, that all men are created

50

stead," thus shall your hearts be enlarged withequal, and that they are endowed by their creator withkindness and benevolence towards them, and thuscertain unalienable rights, that among these are life,shall you need neither the direction

of

myself

or

25

liberty and the pursuit

of

happiness."others, in what manner to proceed herein.Here, sir, was a time in which your tender feelingsfor yourselves had engaged you thus

to

declare, you

2

In

the

Bible.

Job

is a

righteous

man

who endures much suffering.

were then impressed with proper ideas

of

the great

1 allow

©

2010 The College Board.Visit the College Board

on

the

Web: www.collegeboard.com.

GO ON TO THE NEXT PAGE.-9-

Хейл же был уверен, что галит - некий драгоценный камень, поэтому считал, что это прозвище вполне соответствует его выдающимся умственным способностям и прекрасному телосложению. Будь он менее самонадеян, он, конечно же, заглянул бы в энциклопедию и обнаружил, что это не что иное, как солевой осадок, оставшийся после высыхания древних морей. Как и все криптографы АНБ, Хейл зарабатывал огромные деньги, однако вовсе не стремился держать этот факт при.

Он ездил на белом «лотосе» с люком на крыше и звуковой системой с мощными динамиками.

0 Replies to “2010 Ap English Language Sample Essays Form B”

Lascia un Commento

L'indirizzo email non verrà pubblicato. I campi obbligatori sono contrassegnati *