Introduction to English Literature(2020-1)
Glossary of Literary Terms

Introduction to English Literature (35576-04)

Spring 2020

Chankil Park(, 316 Humanities Bd., Office Hour: Tue 14:00-15:00, Tel: 02-3277-2160)

Class: 507 Hakwan, Tue 12:30-13:45, Fri 14:00-15:15


Course Description: This is an introduction to British and American Literature. Students will read a selection of literary works in English to learn basic skills of literary studies. Students are required to read the designated texts beforehand for each class. This section is open for everyone except the freshmen in the Division of English Language and Literature. This class will be conducted in Korean.

Text: The Norton Introduction to Literature(Portable 13th Edition, 2020) by Kelly J. Mays. Other secondary materials will be provided at the Ewha Cyber Campus and the Website

Evaluation: Midterm exam 35%, Final exam 35%, Two Short Papers 20%, Class participation and Attendance 10%.

Attendance: If you fail to attend 10 classes or more, you will automatically get F. Being late for class two times will count one absence. If you think you are ill with an infection of Corona 19 Virus, please stay home. You can be excused up to three weeks without any penalty with a document issued by the hospital where you were diagnosed or treated. 


Tentative Reading Schedule*


Due to the recent Corona 19 virus problem, the lectures on March 17, 20, 24, 27, 27-1, and 31 will be conducted online through Cybercampus and More details will be made available through the introduction video which will be uploaded to the Cybercampus on March 10.



17 General Introduction: What is Literature? What does it do?(1-9)(online)

20 A Brief introduction: How to write a literary essay(online)


Reading Fiction

24 Plot: James Baldwin, “Sonny’s Blues”(225)(online)

27 Continued(online)

27-1 Supplement I: Continued(online)

31 Continued(online)


3 Narration and Point of View: Edgar Allan Poe, “The Cask of Amontillado”(81)

7 Continued

10 Character: William Faulkner: “A Rose for Emily”(295)

14 Continued

17 Continued

17-1 Supplement II: Continued


Reading Poetry

21 Defining Poetry(399), Poetic Subgenres and Kinds(402), Responding to Poetry(414)

24 Speaker: Robert Browning, “My Last Duchess” (590)


1 Midterm Exam, First Paper due(labour day)

8 Dorothy Parker, "A Certain Lady"(435)

12 Situation and Setting: Matthew Arnold, "Dover Beach"(446)

15 Andrew Marvell, “To His Coy Mistress” (455)

19 Tone: W. D. Snodgrass, "Leaving the Motel"(463)

22 W. H. Auden, "Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone"(469)

26 Language: Word Choice and Order: Theodore Roethke, "My Papa's Waltz"(479)


2 Picturing: Visual Imagery and Figures of Speech: William Shakespeare, "That time of year thou mayst in me behold"(490)

5 Emily Dickinson, “Because I could not stop for Death"(492)

9 Symbol: John Keats, “Ode to a Nightingale”(509)


Reading Drama

12 Elements of Drama(650)

16 Sophocles, Antigone(1005-1037)

19 Continued

19-1 Supplement III: Continued

23 Continued

26 Final Exam. Second Paper due