Strengthen your student's understanding of literature by focusing on advanced literary concepts such sound and syntax, symbolism, irony, allusion, and more. Each chapter introduces an aspect of literature through representations of concepts such as free verse, meter, feet, assonance, alliteration and rhyme. Several genres of literature are introduced (short fiction, biography, poetry) with excerpts from some of the greatest writers in history, including Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
End-of-chapter discussion questions guide students toward higher-order thinking skills, "Thinking Zones" introduce additional literary terms twice per unit, and unit reviews help prepare students for unit tests through short answer, t/f, and essay questions. Introductory essays focus on bringing literary concepts into conformity with a biblical worldview, while biographical author sketches, examples of notable artwork, and full-color images are also integrated throughout.