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Not too easy. Not too difficult.
In order to be in this class, you have to enjoy reading. It is not like AP English language in the way that you analyze the text for devices, rather that you analyze the text for the way readers react, what the author's purpose is, and what the meaning of the work as a whole is. Sometimes you really like a book and sometimes you really don't and you have to be okay with that.
I learned that in order to really understand a book, you must look beyond the surface. Looking at the picture as a whole will help you discover what the overall meaning is. A highlight was looking at literature in a different way and realizing that things can get deep and have more than one meaning if you look for them.
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It is not much work, but you really have to stay on top of your reading because it is done mostly out of class. Simply put, if you do not enjoy reading and literature, don't take the class. (Although, some students find a love for literature through the course.)