Welcome to English 113. This website contains assignments and other materials needed for the course. I will add to it as I develop additional materials.
- English 113 LibGuide, where you will find links to numerous sources on the readings.
- Blackboard, for reading material not available on the LibGuide.
- Weekly Preparation Instructions. Detailed instructions for what you should be turning in each week for your preparation credit (15% of your final grade).
- Essay I instructions. This is the detailed prompt for the first major essay, which is worth 25% of your final grade.
- Essay II instructions. Detailed prompt for second major essay, also worth 25% of the grade.
- Essay III instructions. Detailed prompt for third major essay, also worth 25% of the grade.
- Songs in Essay 3 Instructions on what your paper should include, if you choose to write about songs as well as poetry in this essay.
- Essay Rubric, showing in detail the tasks the papers should perform to be successful.
- Formal Properties of Literature, a discussion of some basic terms and concepts in analyzing form, including some key terms for analyzing poetry. This is a document I wrote for an Introduction to Literature class, and the emphasis is more on fiction than poetry, but some of the elements are relevant to poetry as well.
- Grade Guideline, showing what grades mean to me.
- Paper Format for all essays.
Some of you have asked me for a reference work where you can read a little more about the phonological terms I used in talking about sonic texture (a.k.a. timbre, sound correspondences, etc.) After a quick web search, the best I could come up with was the English Phonetics and Phonology Glossary, by Peter Roach (Cambridge University Press). This is still far more detailed and technical than necessary for our purposes, but it does have definitions of the terms we have been using:
- Liquid ( If you're really curious, you might also want to have a look at the definition for “approximant”)