Literature 4: Selected English Classics
This half–unit course allows students to explore in-depth four classics of English Literature: William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone. Emphasis is on reading for enjoyment and understanding through an analysis of the structure and themes of each work. In addition, the study guides for each work stress a different aspect of vocabulary development, including paraphrasing and analogies.
In completing this course, among other activities, students discuss the use of various types of literary elements in the works, compare and contrast characters, and identify the rhyme and rhythm scheme of a poem. There are 4 examinations in Literature 4.
Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Dover; Collins, The Moonstone, Signet Classic; Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Dover; Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Classic Theater, Ltd. (C.D., selected excerpts); Shaw, Pygmalion, Dover.