An overview of the main genres of literature, including fiction, poetry and drama. Examines literary language and different approaches to literary criticism designed to increase student confidence when responding to literature.
- Correctly define commonly used literary terms and concepts and use those terms and concepts to discuss and analyze works of literature.
- Identify structural elements of works of poetry, fiction, and drama, and analyze how those elements help create specific meanings and effects.
- Compare works of literature in terms of theme, structure, and use of literary devices.
- Discuss and analyze works of poetry, fiction, and drama based on close reading of the texts.
- Write effective literary analyses defending arguable theses based on close reading of texts and incorporating relevant literary terms and concepts.
- Identify issues and questions raised by literary texts that might be addressed by literary analysis.
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