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.
English 1: Grammar and Composition
English 2: Introduction to Literature
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.
- Diction, Tone, and Mood
- Stanza and Verse
- Symbolism and Imagery
- Metaphor and Simile
- Consonance, Assonance, and Alliteration
- Analyzing and Interpreting Poetry
- Point of View
- Literary Elements in “The Scarlet Ibis”
- Critical Reading
- “The Rocking-Horse Winner,” by D.H. Lawrence
- 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