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In this distance learning course, students learn the elements of literature imaginative comparisons, devices of sound, allusion, symbol, and irony by studying primarily American and British authors. Students study five genres: biography, fiction, lyric poetry, drama, and the personal essay.
Dr. Lesa Seibert teaches this course. It is based on the Elements of Literature (1st ed.) textbooks from BJU Press.
Recommended Viewing Schedule: Includes 83 lessons total. Video lessons are 30 minutes in length.
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Dr. Seibert has over 15 years teaching experience in Christian education. She has grown up desiring to be a teacher, and she desires to instill in her students a love for learning. Her main goal in teaching grammar is to show how English follows a logical pattern. God’s Word states that "knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth" (Proverbs 14:6). Gaining knowledge is hard when a student does not understand what he is trying to learn. Therefore, understanding is the key to gaining knowledge. In teaching literature, Dr. Seibert desires to show the beauty of the English language in written form. The literary concepts of metaphors, allusions, symbols, etc., increase not only the enjoyment of a written work but also the impact of the message.