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unit 1
29 Instructional days (29 hours)

Literary Criticism


This module employs a one-unit structure to facilitate students’ close analysis of the single central text. Once students have completed their analysis of Song of Solomon, students are offered the opportunity to build upon their understanding of the ideas in Morrison’s novel by engaging with two pieces of related literary criticism: Morrison’s own reflections on her creative process in her foreword to the novel and A. Leslie Harris’s critical essay “Myth as Structure in Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon,” in which Harris argues that Morrison uses the mythic theme of the hero’s quest to structure her narrative.


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