A guide to the techniques, themes, and movements in literature. Techniques and themes have short excerpts from classic works, with discussion and concept questions relating to how the techniques are used.
Methods of Persuasion
Literary Techniques (simile, metaphor, consonance, etc.)
Literary Themes (alienation, dystopia, female voice, etc.)
Literary Movements (Elizabethan, Gothic, modernism, etc.)
Miscellaneous Literary Terminology to Know
I put together this book for my private high school students in Shanghai, doing one or two topics and passages per class (thus allowing them to learn about an area of literature and become acquainted with famous works); as a result I know it works well for one-on-one and small group classes. It has not been tried with large classes.