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Literary Devices, Semester B

  • Date created

    June 30, 2020

  • Last updated

    July 11, 2020

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Course Overview

Literary Devices is the study of the creation and analysis of literature written in the English
language. In Literary Devices B, you will explore characteristics of different genres of fiction,
such as realistic fiction, historical fiction, and science fiction, and analyze historical
context, theme, and genre in Franz Kafka’s novella The Metamorphosis. The second
unit covers many types of nonfiction writing, including memoirs, personal essays, public
essays, speeches, and narrative nonfiction. In the third unit, you will analyze traits and
genres of poetry. In addition, you will complete writing activities in which you will employ
analytical and persuasive skills. In Literary Devices B, you will also study a variety of
techniques to improve your reading comprehension, writing skills, and grammar and
mechanics.

Course Goals

By the end of this course, you will:
Identify different genres of fiction, such as realistic fiction, historical fiction, and science fiction.
Explain the historical context, theme, and genre in Franz Kafka’s novella The Metamorphosis.
Analyze the literary characteristics of nonfiction texts such as memoirs.
Explain the purpose, meaning, and form of personal essays, public essays, and speeches.
Analyze the form and literary elements of narrative nonfiction, such as My Brother Paul from
Theodore Dreiser’s Twelve Men.
Analyze the various forms of poetry and the language used in poetry.
Explain the different structures, metrical patterns, and sound patterns in poetry.
Analyze features specific to lyric poetry, odes, elegies, narrative poetry, and ballad poetry.

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