Introduction to various literary themes, forms, and authors.
Prerequisite: 
10th grade English reading and writing level
Course Outline: 
Lesson 1: Literature of Escape, Literature of Interpretation, and Plot
Lesson 2: Character and Theme
Lesson 3: Point of View, Symbol, and Irony
Lesson 4: Emotion, Fantasy, and the Scale of Value
Lesson 5: What is Poetry? —Reading the Poem Denotation, Connotation, and Imagery
Lesson 6: Figurative Language
Lesson 7: Allusion, Meaning and Idea, and Tone
Lesson 8: Musical Devices, Rhythm and Meter, Sound and Meaning, and Pattern
Lesson 9: Drama—Tragedy
Lesson 10: Drama—Realism and Non-realism