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Through American Literature, students explore the thoughts and feelings of the men and women who helped create and define the unique heritage and culture of the American people. Active reading and critical evaluation is emphasized. Students refine composition and presentation skills by writing essays (expository, interpretive, contrast and compare), magazine columns, travel guides, interviews, editorials, and speeches. Students also explore the works of modern American poets and write a literary research paper.