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Unit 1. Why should we read literature? What type of text are considered literature? A discussion on literacy Genres based on Analysis of Excerpt 1-6 A comparison between Upon Westminster Bridge by W. WordsWorth and A Farewell to Cambridge by Xu Zhimo. Unit 2. The definition of theme

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Unit 1

Unit 1

  • Why should we read literature?

  • What type of text are considered literature?

  • A discussion on literacy Genres based on Analysis of Excerpt 1-6

  • A comparison between Upon Westminster Bridge by W. WordsWorth and A Farewell to Cambridge by Xu Zhimo.


Unit 2

Unit 2

  • The definition of theme

  • The four ways authors use to state their ideas

  • What is the theme of “Trees”and “Fable”

  • A Red,Red Rose and Auld Lang Syne : the theme , image, poetic form, rhyme

  • What is the theme of “The Seven Ages of Man”? Why do you think the author portraits such ridiculous images of human beings?

  • What images does Shakespeare use to illustrate seven stages of a man’s life?

  • Themes and Oppositions of the story “Hearts and Hands”?


Unit 3

Unit 3

  • Three different ways presenting characterization

  • Do you think Jane Eyre is a round character or a flat one? Give your reasons to support your view?

  • Do you think Scrooge in Christmas Carol by Dickinson is a stock character? Give your reasons to support your view.

  • Give the definition of “character”or “characterization”


Unit 4

Unit 4

  • The definition of setting , scenario , flashback, voice-over.

  • Discuss the scenarios in Task 3 and Task 7, Activity 1.

  • Describe the terrible scene of Act I of Macbeth.Give some analysis on how the setting here create the atmosphere of the whole play.

  • How does the author develop a character in “The Importance of Being Ernest”


Unit 5

Unit 5

  • Write a short piece on the story of “A Horseman in the sky” and “Hamlet”

  • Give the definition of conflict, climax, plot , four types of conflict

  • Give at least four different types of conflict in literary works.

  • Discuss the following aspects of “A Horseman in the sky” : the setting , the characters , the theme, the conflict, the climax.

  • How does the war, the country and the father-son relationship serve as conflicting elements in “The Horseman in the sky”?

  • Why does Hamlet think that to be or not to be is a question?


Unit 6

Unit 6

  • The definition : point of view , irony, persona, the omniscient point of view

  • Where does the meaning of a literary text originate? And why?

  • Analyze the implied meaning of the poem“A Day”and the theme,the tone of voice.

  • Mark Twain’s Irony in Advice to Youth.

  • Is the Narrator of a story the Author of the story?

  • Why so we say that any truth in literature is a subjective truth?


Unit 7

Unit 7

  • Definition: plot, tension, cartoon, chronological order, Exposition, Elaboration, Climax, Denouement, in medias res , open ending, short story,a strip cartoon.

  • Discuss the four divisions of the literary narration analysis.

  • Discuss Open Ending and In Medias Res, giving examples to explain them to your classmate.

  • The Tension Built in “The Demon Lover”

  • Write the plot of “ The Demon lover”


Unit 8

Unit 8

  • Four black characters I read in Unit Eight .

  • What’s your idea about literature?

  • “literature makes a difference.” what does it mean?

  • Give the definition: literature as a mirror of society , the value of literature.

  • Discuss the ides of industrialization and urbanization reflected in the poem “Town and Country” by Cowper.


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