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English 12
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What is it about Shakespeare’s writing that made him such a genius? Why did William Blake make those strange etchings and engravings? In this course you will read famous works within the British literary tradition to understand their influence on later authors. Additionally, you will learn about different literary forms and devices that shape the style of a piece. By the end of the course, you’ll have a feel for how you can employ literary strategies to improve your writing.

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SEMESTER 1
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Unit 1: Foundations of British Literature
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  • Personal Statement Drafting
  • Anglo-Saxon Times
  • Beowulf
  • Caedmon's Hymn
  • Grendel
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Unit 2: Foundations of British Literature: Poetry
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  • "The Wanderer"
  • "The Seafarer"
  • Literary Terms in Poetry
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Unit 3: The Hero in British Literature
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  • Overview of The Canterbury Tales
  • The Knight's Tale
  • The Monk's Tale
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
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Unit 4: British Poetic Traditions
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  • The Renaissance
  • John Donne
  • George Herbert
  • William Blake
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Unit 5: Shakespeare
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  • Life and Period of William Shakespeare
  • Macbeth
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SEMESTER 2
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Unit 6: Poetry of the Romantic Period
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  • William Wordsworth
  • Percy Shelley
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Unit 7: Prose and Poetry of the Romantic Period
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  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
  • John Keats
  • Lord Bryon
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Unit 8: The Victorian Period
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  • Roberty Browning
  • John Keats
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion
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Unit 9: Poetry and Short Stories of the Modern Period
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  • W.H. Auden
  • T.S. Eliot
  • Ezra Pound
  • Stella Gibbons
  • Seamus Heaney
  • James Joyce