Introduction to Literature

General Information

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  • The Advent of the Lamb of God by Russ Ramsey, InterVarsity Press: Purchase Online – Amazon
  • An Introduction to Poetry arranged by Nissa Rudd & Nathaniel Miller (free download – will be made available following Student/Parent Orientation)
  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Dover Thrift Edition: Purchase Online – Amazon
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London, Dover Thrift Edition: Purchase Online – Amazon
  • White Fang by Jack London, Dover Thrift Edition: Purchase Online – Amazon
  • The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain, Signet Classics: Purchase Online – Amazon
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Dover Thrift Edition: Purchase Online – Amazon
  • Introduction to the Short Story by Robert Watson, Smarr Publishers (free download – will be made available following Student/Parent Orientation)
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy, Dover Thrift Edition: Purchase Online – Amazon
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Dover Thrift Edition: Purchase Online – Amazon

Description

Story is important – it is largely through story that the Scriptures were given to us.  God uses story to share His grand story of love with us.  His story is so good and so thorough that literature reflects the grander truths of Scripture, even by authors that have no regard for it.  These are truths that can impact and change lives.  The pursuit of this activity is to emphasize a Biblical worldview through the lens of literature.

Students will read through various classic novels, short stories, and poetry designed to enjoy these story forms and to think critically over the subject matter and issues revealed.  Students will also write 6 argumentative-style papers over the course of the year that focus on the themes of the reading.

This activity is designed to prepare students for upper level high school literature courses where critical literary analysis is more advanced.

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