IB English Literature Year 2

IB English Literature Year 2

Prose Fiction


  • Mia Couto (Under the Frangipani)
  • Chinua Achebe (Things Fall Apart)
  • Franz Kafka (Metamorphosis)
  • Haruki Murakami (Kafka on the Shore)
  • Short fiction by Alice Walker, Ernest Hemingway, Leo Tolstoy, Joyce Carol Oates and many more

Classic Short Stories (USA)




genre (ex.: science fiction), technique (ex: stream of consciousness), movement (ex.: magic realism), literary period (ex: Victorian, postmodern) or style (gothicism)


BIG PICTURE: plot, structure, character, point of view (POV), conflict, foreshadowing, mood, theme, setting, irony, flashback

CLOSE READING: diction, detail, syntax, imagery, tone (add up to VOICE)

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