Honors English 4 – British Literature

English 4 – British Literature


English 4 is a survey of British literature. We begin in the medieval period and analyze one significant piece of literature from the Renaissance, Neoclassical, Romantic, Victorian, and finally, Modern movements. Students are expected to read each selection closely enough to have a good understanding of plot and characters and contribute to class discussion. Shakespeare presents a special challenge as his works are meant to be heard more than read. Therefore, we read through most of those texts in class. Challenging vocabulary, thematic worksheets, projects, and brief essays expand the student’s understanding of these classic works.

Teacher: Dee Dee Vogt

Email: dddukegrad@gmail.com


These are some of the selections that have been studied in the past. A final list, which will include some poetry selections, will be available mid-July.

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Macbeth and Midsummer’s Night Dream

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Idylls of the King by Lord Alfred Tennyson

Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad