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Virginia Woolf Resources

Virginia Woolf Resources Virginia Woof (1882-1941) was a Modernist writer who used the “stream-of-consciousness” technique, as seen in her novel To the Lighthouse. If you’re reading To The Lighthouse, you may find this study guide helpful. Listen to Virginia Woolf’s … Continue reading

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Inferno Cantos 32 to 34 Questions and Analysis by Stacy Esch

Inferno: Final Destinations Cantos XXXII – XXXIV by Stacy Esch, with illustrations selected by EIL staff Circle 9, The Frozen Pit Treacherous Fraud [To be expanded] Dante arrives at the bottom of the Inferno, and the first book of the … Continue reading

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Inferno Cantos 18 to 31 Questions/Analysis by Stacy Esch

Inferno: Final Destinations Cantos XVIII – XXI by Stacy Esch, with illustrations selected by EIL staff The Eighth Circle, Malebolge Sins of Fraud Malebolge, Dante’s name for the Eighth Circle, furthers our understanding of the circular, funnel-shaped landscape; it’s graded … 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 5 to 11 Structure Analysis by Stacy Esch

Structure in the Inferno Analysis of Cantos V – XI by Stacy Esch [with illustrations selected by EIL staff] An alert reading of these early cantos helps us identify an underlying unity that turns out to be a unity for … 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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Aeneid Study Guide by William Johnson

Study Guide: The Aeneid By Dr. William A. Johnson, Professor of Classical Studies, Duke University Capsule Summary Book 1: Aeneas encounters a storm and is cast ashore at Carthage. Book 2: The hero tells Dido of his escape from Troy. … Continue reading

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Level 5 Resource Updates

World Literature Updates Due to the ever-changing nature of the Internet, online resources often move unexpectedly to new addresses. Here are the updates for Level 5: World Literature that have happened since the most recent release of the EIL curriculum. … Continue reading

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American Literature Texts

English III: American Literature, A Survey Course What does American Literature cover? American Literature is a college-preparatory chronological literature survey course. Focus works, including novels, short stories, poems, and drama, have been selected for literary quality, and for their place … Continue reading

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Texts for British Literature

English IV: British Literature, A Survey Course What does British Literature cover? British Literature is a college-preparatory chronological literary survey course. Focus works, including novels, short stories, poems, and drama, have been selected for literary quality, and for their place … Continue reading

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