Welcome to Literature and Composition

“In reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself… I see with a myriad of eyes, but it is still I who see.”  C.S. Lewis

We had a great first week in Literature and Composition!  We began with a discussion of Emily Dickinson’s “There is no Frigate like a Book”.  The students offered thoughtful analysis about the poem’s meaning through its use of simile and metaphor.

We also parsed the opening sentences from The Hobbit to introduce the coming weeks of grammar review, in which we will make sure we have a good grasp of the eight parts of speech and the jobs they do within a sentence.

I look forward to a great year!