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English 3 [Honors] (1st semester)

English 3 [Honors] (1st semester)

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Course Description

Students will discover different genres of literature, including poetry, short stories, plays, novels, and essays, throughout their coursework in English 3 [Honors]. By engaging with the literature, students will learn more about how to analyze and evaluate literary devices, style, and structure. Throughout the course, students will demonstrate their learning by writing about the texts they read. They will also practice a variety of skills, including writing research, analytic, persuasive, and narrative essays, and leading a group discussion.

Course Breakdown

  • "If" by Rudyard Kipling
  • "Ode to the West Wind" by Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • "We Grow Accustomed to the Dark" by Emily Dickinson
  • "Mending Wall" by Robert Frost
  • "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou
  • "Ode: Imitations of Immortality" by William Wordsworth
  • "Songs of Innocence" by William Blake
  • "Songs of Experience" by William Blake
  • "She Tells Her Love while Half Asleep" by Robert Graves
  • "Chicago" by Carl Sandburg
  • "Mirror" by Sylvia Plath
  • "Any Human to Another" by Countee Cullen
  • "Patterns" by Amy Lowell
  • "Demeter's Prayer to Hades" by Rita Dove
  • "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe
  • "The Bells" by Edgar Allan Poe
  • "Jazz Fantasia" by Carl Sandburg
  • "The Weary Blues" by Langston Hughes
  • "Man Listening to Disc" by Billy Collins
  • "A Conversation with Jeanne" by Czesław Miłosz
  • Various sonnets by William Shakespeare
  • "Sestina" by Elizabeth Bishop
  • "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe
  • "Out, Out" by Robert Frost
  • A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
  • "The Red Wheelbarrow" by William Carlos Williams
  • "Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman
  • "Because I Could Not Stop for Death" by Emily Dickinson
  • "I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died" by Emily Dickinson
  • "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost
  • "A Supermarket in California" by Allen Ginsberg
  • "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe
  • "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Course Goals

  1. Write a story about a significant moment in your life.
  2. Read and analyze poetry.
  3. Write and recite original poetry that utilizes elements of structure and style.
  4. Lead a group discussion on a controversial issue that may impact you both in school and in your daily life.
  5. Read and analyze The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
  6. Write an analytical essay on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
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