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St. Theresa of Lisieux
Grade 10 English: Multi-Genre Canadian Experience
The end product for this assignment will be a literary essay based on your reading and analysis of a lyric (song), poem and novel - all by Canadian artists. You are encouraged to link the 3 texts by motif or theme. The first step is to select a novel, and identify a theme within that work. Most novels have several themes you can choose from. Examples of Canadian writers of fiction are: Margaret Atwood, Saul Bellow, Morley Callaghan, Austin Clarke, Douglas Copland, Robertson Davies, Timothy Findley, Anne Hébert, Jack Hodgins, W.P. Kinsella, Joy Kogawa, Margaret Laurence, Gwendolyn MacEwen, Hugh MacLennan, Rohinton Mistry, W.O. Mitchell, Michael Ondaatje, Nino Ricci, Gabrielle Roy, Carol Shields, Jane Urquhart, and Guy Vanderhaeghe. The second step is to then find a poem with the same theme. The Library has reserved a number of poetry anthologies for short term loan. These are available at the 3rd floor Information Desk. The final step is locate a song lyric with the same theme. Check out the Lyric Web site for suggestions.
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