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O. Henry Bio

Short biography of O. Henry (William Sydney Porter O. HENRY (1862-1910), an American short-story writer, was born at Greensboro, N.C., on Sept. 11, 1862. His real name was William Sydney Porter, and he came from an old southern family. Education: Until … Continue reading

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Edgar Allan Poe Resources

Edgar Allan Poe Resources Edgar Allan Poe is a writer of the Romantic era. Although he is best known for his horror tales, he also wrote interesting poetry. You’ll find the following Edgar Allan Poe resources available on our site. … Continue reading

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Situational Irony: An Example

Situational irony is a form of humor that focuses on a contrast between expectation and reality. In these excerpts from Around the World in Eighty Days, you will see how Jules Verne has used character descriptions to set up expectations … Continue reading

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Trailer for Around the World in 80 Days 1956 film

Here’s a trailer for the 1956 film of Around the World in 80 Days, inspired by the book by Jules Verne. (Yes, the video begins by showing a modern rocket–keep watching! This is the correct trailer for this film.) Other … Continue reading

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Introduction to Literature Focus Texts

Introduction to Literature study guide In this first level of Excellence in Literature, students will become familiar with the lesson format they’ll use through all five years of the curriculum. Introduction to Literature is a college-preparatory literature and composition course. … Continue reading

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Animal Farm by George Orwell – The 1954 Movie

Animal Farm has been adapted for stage and screen. Here is a trailer for an animated version as well as a full-length college production of a musical version. Animal Farm Movie (Animated) Animal Farm is a 1954 British animated film … Continue reading

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Overview – Outline of American Literature

Outline of American Literature by Katheryn VanSpanckeren The American Literature study guide (English 3 from the Excellence in Literature curriculum) references these chapters from the Outline of American Literature, a public-domain American Literature textbook published by the U. S. State … Continue reading

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Poetry by Mark Twain

Mark Twain Poetry Although Mark Twain was best known for being a satirically humorous creative author, he also wrote a few poems, and we have referenced these six in American Literature (EIL3) and/or  Introduction to Literature (EIL1). “A Sweltering Day … Continue reading

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The Gold Bug by Edgar Allan Poe

The Gold Bug A short story by Edgar Allan Poe There is a reading of the story by Vincent Price at the bottom of this page. What ho! what ho! this fellow is dancing mad! He hath been bitten by … Continue reading

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In the Year 2889 by Jules Verne

In the Year 2889 By Jules Verne Edited by Blake Linton Editor’s Notes by Blake Linton In 1885, James Gordon Bennett, Jr., owner of the New York Herald (the same man who sent Stanley to Africa to find Livingstone) asked … Continue reading

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