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Literature

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Course Outline for CXC English B

CSEC ENGLISH LITURATURE

FOURTH & FIFTH FORM

COURSE GUIDE/ TOPICS

2011-2013

“Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you WORK. ~ Rita Mae Brown

Welcome to CSEC English Literature. My name is Ms. F. Atkins and I will be your facilitator in the learning of this subject. As your teacher I am expected to: assist the student to reach his/her full potential in the subject area provide honest feedback on progress in class

facilitate student learning through quality leadership and stimulating exercises

As a student you will be expected to:
Attend classes on time
Complete ALL assignments and projects
Be respectful to Teacher and peers
Participate in class

My email address is wolmersatkins@gmail.com for any queries regarding ENGLISH LITURATURE ONLY. All other queries and comments should be directed to the school’s front desk.

Students will explore receptively and expressively three major literary genres, DRAMA, POETRY and PROSE FICTION. English Literature provides students with opportunities to explore and respond critically to specific literary texts as they examine and understand the author’s technique.

WHY STUDY LITERATURE?

To develop and sharpen analytical skills
Literature lends itself to creativity
The study of literature will help you to move from one realm to the next--- From the literal to the symbolic and figurative Literature lends itself to expression
To turn things inside out, draw inferences and make conclusions The study of literature helps you to look beyond the periphery In reality no one can be single minded. This is limiting to the creativity and dynamism of the human element. Studying LITERATURE demolishes this limitation. All in all the study of literature broadens the perspective of the individual. To be LESS boring and MORE explorative

Literature is just plain FUN!!!

TEXTS ON THE C.X.C. SYLLABUS

ü A World of Poetry for CSEC edited by: Mark McWatt & Hazel Simmons McDonald ü A World of Prose for CSEC edited by: David Williams & Hazel Simmons- McDonald ü A Mid summer Night’s Dream by: William Shakespeare ü Old Story Time by: Trevor Rhone ü Wine of Astonishment by: Earl Lovelace ü Songs of Silence by: Curdella Forbes (not covered in class) TOPICS TO BE COVERED

PAPER 2- Written

1. POETRY

Poems are a creative form of writing, meant to be read aloud and enjoyed rather than approached as a difficult puzzle to be solved. When analyzing a poem pay attention to the following Elements:-

ü Title
ü Content
ü Structure
ü Literary Devices
ü Rhythm
ü Rhyme
ü Mood
ü Tone
ü Diction/Language
ü Imagery
ü Theme
ü Meaning

In addition, the Essay Structure and Technique for answering questions will be taught. For convenience, questions are broken down into sections (a, b, c). This is to be used ONLY AS A GUIDE in organizing your essay; DO NOT WRITE a, b or c before each section of your answer. Your answer should flow like an essay. CSEC Poetry Questions usually require students to answer in essay format. Students should be able to:-

Show Knowledge of the poem or poems
Identify Literary Devices used by the poet and state their effectiveness to the theme or issue brought out, or to the overall presentation of the poem. Use personal knowledge or experiences to comment on or analyze the poem/s and its effectiveness.

CHECKLIST FOR READING/ANALYSING A POEM*

Subject Matter
· Who is speaking? (speaker)
· In what situation? (occasion)
· To whom? (addressee)
·...
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