Literature and Composition

Terms : 3
Grades : Required for all sophomores

This seminar-style class focuses on the skills necessary for close reading of and critical writing about fine literature. Readings will be a combination of works to be read by all sections (Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Great Gatsby, Macbeth) and works selected by individual teachers. Some of these latter works may include: The Catcher in the Rye, The Nick Adams Stories, Across the Nightingale Floor, The Blue Star, Black Swan Green, The Natural, Ragtime, Heat and Dust, and Frankenstein. All sections will pursue a unit on poetry. Students are required to write analytical essays and a longer comparative essay early in the spring term

  • English course