An education in English should include writing, grammar, vocabulary, literary elements, and literary analysis. While each is often broken into various time periods, cultures, and levels of complexity, all the pieces should come back together in the final stage so that the student can again see how they interact and build upon each other.
This course is designed to bring students back to the cohesive subject of English that involves using grammar, vocabulary, elements, and figurative language to analyze literature as a whole while beginning to understand how writing is used to express the ideas that form that analysis.
Students will apply literary elements and figurative language in an intra-genre study of world literature from ancient to modern times. A review of grammar rules and study of upper-level vocabulary will form the basis for multiple persuasive and literary analytical writing assignments to help students take their literary criticism to a deeper level.
This class will review analytical concepts, elements, and terminology while analyzing several works as a class and individually. It will incorporate concepts taught in Athena’s Analyze This!, Behold the Power of Poetry, and Austenisms, and leave students prepared for Athena’s Advanced Placement® English Literature.
- Enrollment in this class unlocks Athena’s Academic Writing Resources Room packed full of academic writing resources and information as well as one-on-one help.
Note to Parents:
- Please visit our Athena’s Upper Level English Information room for more information. To access, please click on the link and then the “Log in as a guest” button.