Elements of Literature broadens students’ understanding of literature by focusing on advanced literary concepts. Students will learn the method and the importance of literary analysis by studying pieces from several genres and interpreting them in light of biblical truth. One of the major literary pieces studied is Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The textbook promotes critical thinking skills as key to understanding and appreciating literature. Also, a visual analysis section found at the beginning of each unit relates the unit’s topic with the visual arts.