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Diamond ruby

Well, with a name like that, you deserve a cookie for stumbling through it.  Abbreviated as H AmLit/Ex, H Am Lit, Honors American, or simply Lit, the only time you'll see the entire "official" title is on the syllabus.  This is the first year of the "true honors" program, and it's not for the faint of heart.

Summer ReadingEdit

Diamond Ruby by Joseph Wallace

During the ClassEdit

Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford
Huckleberry finn

A Narrative of Her Captivity by Mary Rowlandson

Upon the Burning of our House by Anne Bradstreet

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Speech to the Second Virginia Convention by Patrick Henry

Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Minister's Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin

Annabel Lee by Edgar Allen Poe

The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe

An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce

The Battle with Mr. Covey by Frederick Douglass

Song of Myself by Walt Whitman

A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Grim by Walt Whitman

I Hear America Singing by Walt Whitman

When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer by Walt Whitman

I Heard a Fly Buzz as I died by Emily Dickinson

Because I could not stop for Death by Emily Dickinson

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Plague WordsEdit


Intensifiers: very, extremely, really

Slang: kids, a lot of, sort of, kind of, stuff, things, fake

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