This one-year English course teaches students how to analyze literature, including determining the author’s worldview and comparing it to biblical standards. The course presents an array of genres and authors from Shakespeare to Jack London, Lewis Carroll to Longfellow, and Sir Walter Scott to C.S. Lewis.
Students consider key elements of literature such as plot, setting, character, narrative, symbolism, allegory, satire, and more. In the process, students review grammar, punctuation, spelling, vocabulary, and writing skills.
Each weekly chapter contains four instructive lessons, taking approximately 45 to 60 minutes each, with an exam or writing assignment due on Friday. The tests are essay tests. The lessons include a Concept Builder exercise that helps students master the writing and analysis process.
The following books are used in this course:
The Call of the Wild by Jack London, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, How Green was my Valley by Richard Llewellyn, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, Silas Marner by George Eliot, The Riligioius Life of the Negro by Booker T. Washington, Anne of Green Gables by L. Maude Montgomery, Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott, Shane by Warner Schaefer, and A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare.
Skills for Literary Analysis - Student Text
Publisher: Master Books
Page Count: 380
Author: James P. Stobaugh
Age: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
Topic: Literature, English Literary Analysis