DESCRIPTION:

 

This course emphasizes the study of world literature. The course is presented in two semesters.

Semester 1 examines various literary elements, discussing them in the context of selected poems, short stories, plays, and novels. It teaches students how to determine the main idea and theme of a piece of literature, as well as discern the underlying, inferred meaning and tone.

Semester 2 exposes students to works by major European writers from a variety of literary genres. This course also emphasizes the application of critical reading skills.

CREDITS:
1 Credit

PREREQUISITES:
English 1: Grammar and Composition
English 2: Introduction to Literature

STANDARDS:
This course is aligned to the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) standards, Florida Sunshine State Standards, and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Standards.


Semester 1

  • Diction, Tone, and Mood
  • Rhythm
  • Rhyme
  • Stanza and Verse
  • Symbolism and Imagery
  • Metaphor and Simile
  • Consonance, Assonance, and Alliteration
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Poetry
  • Setting
  • Plot
  • Characterization
  • Theme
  • Point of View
  • Literary Elements in “The Scarlet Ibis”
  • Critical Reading
  • “The Rocking-Horse Winner,” by D.H. Lawrence
Semester 2

  • Novels and Novellas
  • Novella: Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, Part 1
  • Novella: Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, Part 2
  • Novella: Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, Part 3
  • Novel: Gulliver”s Travels, part 1 (A Voyage to Lilliput)
  • Novel: Gulliver”s Travels, part 2 (A Voyage to Brobdingnag)
  • Novel: Gulliver”s Travels, part 3 (A Voyage to Laputa, etc.)
  • Novel: Gulliver”s Travels, part 4 (A Voyage to Houyhnhnms)
  • History of Theater
  • Theater Around the World
  • Existentialism: No Exit, a one-act play by Jean
  • Paul Sartre
  • Existentialism: Endgame, a one-act play by Samuel Becket
  • Tragicomedy—Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Becket—Act 1
  • Tragicomedy—Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Becket—Act 2
  • Farce: The Comedy of Errors, by Shakespeare, Acts 1-3
  • Farce: The Comedy of Errors, by Shakespeare, Acts 4-5
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