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Does EIL Have an Answer Key?

Does Excellence in Literature Have an Answer Key? No, this is a literature and writing course — there are no multiple choice questions. Because the Excellence in Literature courses are designed to prepare students for college-level thinking, the essay questions are college-style … Continue reading

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Faerie Queene Introductory Materials

This introduction to The Faerie Queene will help you to understand the time period when it was written, meet the author Edmund Spenser, and interpret the text’s allegory and verse structure. By Dr. George Armstrong Wauchope, Professor of English, South … Continue reading

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Inferno Cantos 12 to 17 Questions for Analysis by Stacy Esch

Inferno: Questions for Analysis Cantos XII – XVII by Stacy Esch, with illustrations selected by EIL staff Professor Esch’s original materials have been edited by the Excellence in Literature staff for use on this website. Canto XII, Violence against Others … Continue reading

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Inferno Cantos 1 to 5 Questions for Analysis by Stacy Esch

Inferno: Questions for Analysis, Cantos I – V by Stacy Esch [with illustrations selected by EIL staff] What is the “dark wood”? How did Dante get there? [see Introducing Canto I] What’s the significance of Dante “waking up” HALFWAY through … Continue reading

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Stacy Esch Resources

Many thanks to Stacy Esch for providing these resources for Dante’s Divine Comedy, as well as a Tolkien essay (below) and sharing them with Excellence in Literature. Stacy Esch teaches composition and literature at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania. … Continue reading

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Introduction to Literature Videos

Videos referenced in Introduction to Literature (E1): Unit 1 Audio for A White Heron by Sarah Orne Jewett (1849–1909) Audio for The Diamond Necklace by Guy de Maupassant (1850–1893) Dramatic Reading of The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry … Continue reading

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Working it Out with George Herbert & Joseph Womack

Would you like to deepen your devotional reading?  Have you always wanted to understand great poetry? Working it Out may be just what you need! In Working it Out, you will study the work of George Herbert, a 17th-century poet, with an emphasis … Continue reading

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Dr. Randy Laist Analysis of Eudora Welty’s A Worn Path

In this helpful video, Dr. Randy Laist from Goodwin College analyzes Eudora Welty’s short story, “A Worn Path.” Other Introduction to Literature (E1) videos

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