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I majored in English lit. It was an excellent choice if you're really into it. I highly recommend it to people who love that shit and want to become better equipped to appreciate it.
Here is the best possible advice for anyone majoring in English (well anything, probably, but ESPECIALLY English):
Do not pick classes based on their subject. Pick classes based on the professor teaching them.
Seriously, a good prof can make just about ANY specific class interesting. I took a higher level class where the prof, who was hilarious and sort of an oddball, decided it would be fun to teach only the works of Sir Philip Sidney. Nothing else. It was great. All my best experiences in undergrad were because of the prof. So, go find some people who are finishing their degree, ask like 10 of them to recommend professors and why they liked those professors. Choose your classes accordingly.
Be willing to choose non-english classes if the profs are good, too; maybe my favourite class was a classical studies course on Greek tragedy.