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EGL 102: Composition II: Introduction to Literature

Working Syllabus - Spring 1999 AAFB

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Week ONE

Jan. 27 Goals, expectations

Introduction to literature, genres, the short story. "The Watery Place" by Isaac Asimov Writing activity: diagnostic

Video: "Reflected Worlds: "The Elements of Short Fiction"

Week TWO

Feb. 3 Read Chapter 1: Understanding Literature; Chapter 2: Reading and Writing about Literature

Read: "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe pp. 208 - 215. Writing activity:JE #1: Question 39 p. 215: to be handed in.

Read: PLOT: pp. 65-69

Week THREE

Feb. 10 Read Chapter 3: Reading and Writing about fiction- Including "The Secret Lion"

Read: Point of View: pp. 185-196

Read: "A Rpse for Emily by William Faulkner pp. 80-88 JE#2 p. 88 to be handed in 'I Stand Here Ironing::Pp. 152-158

Video: "Telling Their Tales

Week FOUR

Feb. 17 Read: SETTING pp.140 -145.

THEME pp. 336-342.

Read: "The Things They Carried" by Tim 0"Brien pp. 275-

289. JE #4 p. 289 to be handed in

PAPER ONE IS DUE: See handouts/ notes.

Week FIVE

Feb. 2 Read: CHARACTER pp. 100-104

SYMBOL: pp. 291-297

Read: "Everyday Use" by Alice walker pp. 318-325

"Like a Winding Sheet" by Ann Petry pp. 117-

124. JE#5 to be handed in

Video ?

Week SIX

March 3 Quiz: focus: the short story

Read: Chapter 11 "Understanding Poetry"

Read: Chapter 12 "Reading and Writing about Poetry"



Week SEVEN

March 10 MID TERM

Read: VOICE and TONE: DP-668-671; 682-684; 704-705.

"Ballad of Birmingham" 703

Read: "Ozymandias"

My Last Duchess" 676 and other selected poems.

Discuss Paper 2: focus on poetry

Week EIGHT

March 17 Read: Word choice/word order PP,"., 706-711; 735; 741.

Read: "Auto Wreck" 717; "In Jus 719 ; "Dog Fig t@730;

"We Real Cool"734; and other selected poems.

Week NINE

March 24 Read: Imagery pp.743-747; Figures of Speech pp. 764-767;

794-795

Read: "Dulce et Decorum Est" 761; Ex-Basketball Player"

772; and other selected poems. JE #9 p 773 to be handed in.

PAPER TWO IS DUE: See handouts/notes.

SPRING BREAK THURSDAY MARCH 25 - SUNDAY APRIL 4, 1999

Week TEN

April 6 Read: Sound pp. 796-799; 809-812;823.

Read: Form pp. 825-832; 845-847; 861

Read: "I Like to See it Lap the Miles" 804;

"For Malcolm ?I A Year After: 808 JE #10 p. 809

"Jabberwocky 822; and other selected poems.

Week ELEVEN

April 13 Poetry quiz.

Read: Chapter 20:Understanding Drama

Read "Trifles" pp 1172-1184 JE #12 p. 1184

Video: "A Jury of Her Peers"

Week TWELVE

April 20 Read: Chapter 21: Reading and writing about drama

Discuss paper 3 focus on drama

Read: Chapter 24: Stagin fi

Read: "The Cuban Swimmer pp. 1576-1589 JE#13

Week THIRTEEN

April 27 REVISED JOURNAL ENTRIES DUE

Read: PLOT: 1165-1171

THEME: 1702-1708

Read: ANTIGONE by Sophocles pp. 1708-1739

Week FOURTEEN

May 5 PAPER THREE IS DUE

Read: HAMLE'I' pp. 1355-1455.

Week FIFTEEN

May 12 final exam: includes written exam and drama performance

 

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