Prepare for an engaging and exciting exploration of literature! This class is designed to introduce you to the fascinating art of analyzing literature and ultimately catapult your skills from beginner to master. Poetry, drama, and novels will be our sources of discovery. We will search for a variety of literary devices such as theme, setting, characterization, symbolism, and plot. You will have the opportunity to share your growing knowledge of literary analysis and hear the insights and perspectives of fellow students through your participation in our class discussions. You will be required to demonstrate your grasp of what you are learning through writing literary analysis compositions. Grades 9th to 12th
Selected Short Stories (provided by teacher); A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain; Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte; The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne; Selected Poetry (provided by teacher); All Quiet on the Western Front; Animal Farm by George Orwell; No Fear Shakespeare: Hamlet by William Shakespeare.