Grade 10 Prose Constructed Response—Sample #2 from Literary Analysis Task

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly versionPDF version
Sample Item 

Student Directions

Use what you have learned from reading “ Daedalus and Icarus ” by Ovid and “ To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Triumph ” by Anne Sexton to write an essay that analyzes how Icarus’s experience of flying is portrayed differently in  the two texts.
Develop your essay by providing textual evidence from both texts. Be sure to follow the conventions of standard English.

Excerpt from "Daedalus and Icarus", from Ovid's Metamorphoses Volume Two. Copyright © 1941 by Trenchard More, Jr. Used by permission.

"To A Friend Whose Work Has Come To Triumph" Reprinted by permission of SLL/Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. Copyright by Anne Sexton.

For More Item Specific Information