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British Literature Part 2
LI.ENG.301111.2.HO
Course Length: 1 Semester
Has Textbook: Yes
British Literature Part 2 will provide students with a survey of English texts from the Romantic Era, the Victorian Era, and the Modernist Era, as well as the mid to late 20th century (1900 C.E. - present). The course is based around Holt's Elements of Literature Sixth Course textbook, with additional works found online. This course offers students numerous chances to understand, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate the texts they read through a wide range of writing and thinking exercises. The readings for each unit will impart various themes present in those texts. For instance, students will learn about Romantic poets such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Lord Byron. After visiting the Romantic Era, students will continue their journeys through British literature by analyzing the Victorian Era, where they will study the works of authors such as Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Robert Browning. Students will also be required to write a critical essay at the end of several units. Students will wrap up the course by studying works from both the Modernist Era and the mid to late 20th century. Additionally, this course will make use of various technologies to access and impart knowledge. This includes using information and exercises found on numerous websites that provide background and enrichment related to the readings, as well as multimedia - specifically video clips and critical essays - concerning authors and their works.
It is recommended that students successfully complete British Literature Part 1 or equivalent course work before enrolling in this course.


Course Objectives

Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills

  • Examine the themes of modern and contemporary poetry.
  • Identify themes conveyed through the use of allusion in poetry.
  • Analyze syntax, diction, and figurative language in order to understand author style.
  • Formulate inferences based on the reading and on prior knowledge.
  • Analyze irony in a short story.
  • Examine and demonstrate understanding of the use of epiphany in a short story.
  • Examine and evaluate the use of language structure in a short story.

Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills

  • Identify and analyze the use of symbols, situational irony, figurative language, patterns of organization, simile, and apostrophe in poetry.
  • Formulate inferences based on information provided in the reading.
  • Examine and demonstrate understanding of inverted syntax and its use in poetry.
  • Examine text structure to understand meaning in poetry.
  • Compare and contrast poetry.
  • Identify the way mood achieves specific rhetorical or aesthetic purposes.
  • Examine the use of sound devices in poetry.

Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills

  • Formulate inferences based on information provided by the author, the reading, and prior knowledge.
  • Examine the use of alliteration and assonance in poetry.
  • Analyze irony in a short story.
  • Identify cause-and-effect organization in a short story.
  • Formulate inferences to identify theme in a short story.
  • Examine and evaluate the use of language structure in a short story.
  • Examine the shift between two perspectives.

Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills

  • Identify themes conveyed through the use of allusion in poetry.
  • Analyze syntax, diction, and figurative language in order to an understand author’s style.
  • Analyze irony and narrative voice in a short story.
  • Formulate inferences to identify theme in a short story.
  • Examine the use of epiphany in a short story.
  • Compare and contrast aspects of a short story.
  • Examine the shift between two perspectives.

Course Materials

  • Holt Elements of Literature (textbook)

*Available as an iText course

**NCAA approved