This course presents a background to the study of world literature featuring the use of short story, essay, and narrative and descriptive poetry. Each reading selection includes author biographical information and questions to encourage thoughtful interaction and Christian character development. The textbook introduces the meaning and use of such literary terms and forms as character development, narrative poetry, plot, imagery and figurative language, theme, rhyme and rhythm, emotion, poetry patterns and forms, paradox, and setting. The course features classic literary works by such authors as Dickens, Browning, Frost, Holmes, Tennyson, Poe, Doyle, Keats, and Cummings. Masterpieces of art are introduced and parallel the theme of each of the literary units. Materials include a textbook published by Abeka Book, as well as a teacher’s manual, test key, and test packet published by Christian Liberty Press.
Course Requirements involve reading the entire text and completing the accompanying four comprehensive tests. Student completes 2 book reports from the choice of four: