World Literature

Tutor: Karen Kiser


This world literature class will study in depth each of these six books. We will study the life and times of the authors and the significance of their works. We will discuss the spiritual lessons we can learn from the characters in the books and the choices they make. We will discuss how literary techniques are used in each of the books we study. We will identify and discuss in depth allusion, flashback, foreshadowing, genre, irony, local color, symbolism, hyperbole, mood, tone, theme, point of view, plot, satire, parody, and other literary terms, while illustrating their use in the books that we study.

If you want your student to become familiar with classic works of literature from an educationally sound and Christian perspective, while also having his or her appetite whetted for other great works of literature, then this is the class for you!


To guide students in reading, analyzing, and appreciating six of the world’s greatest books while acquainting them with many others.

For Whom:

Students in grades 9-12 *HS English or World Literature Credit


Students will be given a list of the world’s greatest books, while studying six of those books in greater depth:

  • A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
  • Silas Marner (George Eliot)
  • The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
  • The Old Man & the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)
  • Cyrano de Bergerac (Edmond Rostand)


$360 for the year; $180 per semester (Study guide for each novel & syllabus of
literary terms included in tuition)

About the Instructor:

B. S. in Secondary Education (20+ years Experience)
Taught for 12 years at Southside Christian School in SC
Homeschooled three of my eight children
Taught since 2007 at KA – World Lit., Shakespeare, American Lit. , British Lit, ACT, PSAT, SAT (verbal) Test Prep & Public Speaking

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