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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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