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Course Overview

This course features a sampling of British literary heritage from the Old English period to 1798. Includes literary analysis of such works as Beowulf and Shakespeare's "Macbeth," literary forms such as the sonnet and lyric poetry, and works of such British writers as Marlowe, Donne, Jonson, Defoe, Swift, and Pope. Writing assignments include storytelling, autobiographical narrative, the sonnet, the editorial, and five-paragraph comparative and reflective essays. 

This course is designed for high-school juniors or seniors.

Prerequisite

English 9 and 10 strongly suggested, but not required.

Required Materials

Students are required to create slideshow presentations and videos, and view the film "Dead Poets Society". Assignments require Microsoft Word.

The following textbook is required for this course:

Prentice Hall Literature: The British Tradition. 9th edition. Pearson, 2010. ISBN 978-0-133-66655-7

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