How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster
Make sure to read this book first; it will give you insight to what we will be tackling this year. You are to take notes in bullet format for the following chapters: 1,2,3,10,11,12,14,15,16,17,18,19,23,24,and 26. List two or more ways each literary feature can be used within writings. This will be due the first week of school; typed, double spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman.
Example: Chapter 9 It’s Greek to Me
Myth allusions found in literature:
Life journeys with great hardships – The Odyssey
Fate versus choice that leads to personal tragedy – Oedipus Rex
Petty actions and jealousy that creates a downfall – The Iliad (Achilles)
Fiela’s Child by Dalene Matthee
This novel is not easy to find, make sure to allow yourself enough time between the purchase/arrival date and time you will need to spend reading it. You will address each of the driving questions below with paragraph responses of 10-12 sentences in length. The focus of your paragraphs will derive from one of the bulleted topics from each question that you will research prior to and during the reading. Connect specific examples (contextual evidence) from the novel to the research of the topic. A total of four paragraphs will be due the first week of school; typed, double spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman.
In what ways do time and place matter to this work?