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- Foreshadowing and character in prose
- Tone vs. mood
- Types of fiction
- Differences between fables, folktales, myths and legends
- Epistolary writing
- Humor in satire, parody and spoof
1. What is Prose? - Finding Meaning in Foreshadowing & Character
This literature lesson will teach you the difference between prose and other writing. You'll also learn how to analyze characters and foreshadowing to better understand the author's intentions, theme, and underlying meanings.
2. Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories
Learn how fiction is organized by length into three categories: novels, novellas and short stories. Explore the general characteristics of each type, and learn about some famous examples.
3. The Fable, Folktale, Myth, Legend: Differences and Examples
In this lesson, learn about fables, folktales, myths and legends, stories that entertain and serve instructive or educational purposes. Discover how these types of stories differ from one another and about their prevalence throughout the world.
4. Epistolary Writing: Letter and Diary Forms
In this lesson, you will discover that prose writing can take on different formats, from letters and diary entries to newspaper clippings and interviews. Explore how writers of both non-fiction and fiction tell stories through these different forms.
5. Aldo Leopold: Biography & Books
Can you imagine finding out that the book your friend worked on for so long is going to be published, but then he has a heart attack the next week and never gets to see it in print? That was what happened to Aldo Leopold. Read further for details.
6. Anthropomorphized Animals: Meaning & Concept
It's natural to assign human characteristics to animals. In this lesson, read about why writers anthropomorphize animals and the effects it has on us humans.
7. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne: Summary & Characters
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne tells of an amazing journey because of a really big bet. Ruthless Phileas Fogg lies, cheats, and does whatever he has to do to prove he can get around the world in 80 days.
8. Bessie Head: Biography, Short Stories & Books
This lesson details the life of the African writer, Bessie Head, and her work, including her short stories and her books. Read the lesson and take the quiz!
9. Chaucer's The Book Of The Duchess: Summary & Overview
'The Book of the Duchess' was Geoffrey Chaucer's first long published poem. This lesson explores the poem's plot as well as its form and the history behind its fantastical visions.
10. Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky: Summary & Analysis
Crime and Punishment is the best known work of Fyodor Dostoevsky. Read a summary of this famous novel, and analyze what this story meant to readers in Dostoevsky's time as well as what it means to us today.
11. Eugene Onegin: Summary, Characters & Analysis
Alexander Pushkin's Eugene Onegin is a novel in verse, sometimes described as an anti-novel. A satirical masterpiece of the early nineteenth century, it's a touchstone of Russian literature. It both characterizes and comments on the Romantic movement.
12. Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Biography, Books & Short Stories
Dostoyevsky's work has been translated into over 150 languages, and his reputation as a literary genius is indisputable. Read the following lesson to learn more about the life and works of this prolific and insightful writer.
13. Heart of Darkness: Themes & Analysis
Whether this is your introduction to Joseph Conrad's most notable work or you're returning for a closer look, this lesson will shed some light on the thematic elements at work in the story. Read on to discover more about these themes and how they play a part in 'Heart of Darkness'.
14. The Bells by Poe: Summary & Analysis
During this lesson, we will study Edgar Allan Poe's poem, The Bells. After looking at a summary of the poem, we will analyze the techniques Poe used to write it and explore the meaning behind the text.
15. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Summary & Analysis
Although perhaps not as well-known a work as his masterpiece Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky's The Idiot is a very important novel. Plagued with lifelong epilepsy and financial woes, Dostoyevsky still was able to produce some of the most significant fiction ever written.
16. The Nose by Nikolai Gogol: Summary & Analysis
Imagine waking up to discover that your nose has disappeared overnight! This is what happens to poor Kovalyov. Where did his nose go, and how does he get it back? Learn about Kovalyov's dilemma and a few common analyses of this short story.
17. Thomas Carlyle: Essays & Biography
Thomas Carlyle was a Scottish essayist and biographer who lived at the beginning of the nineteenth century. His writings and philosophies were complex. In this lesson, we will get to know Carlyle's life and works.
18. Under Western Eyes by Conrad: Summary & Overview
This lesson will review the summary of Joseph Conrad's ''Under Western Eyes''. The novel depicts the brutal downfall of a Russian university student who acts as a spy for the Russian government.
19. The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas: Summary & Characters
The Robe is a story about what happens to the Roman who wins the robe of Jesus at his crucifixion. It is a book of historical fiction which intertwines fictional and non-fictional characters.
20. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens: Summary & Characters
It's a haunted story with a Christmas twist written by Charles Dickens...and five other authors! In this lesson, you'll learn more about the mini-stories in ~''The Haunted House,~'' and meet the stories' characters.
21. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens: Themes & Analysis
Have you ever heard the phrase, 'You can't judge a book by its cover?' What if I told you Charles Dickens's 'The Haunted House' was a Christmas story? Let's take a closer look at this unusual story and the themes it presents.
22. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol: Summary & Analysis
Nikolai Gogol's novel, ~'Dead Souls,~' analyzes the ways in which the main character's travels showcase the nobility's arrogant attitude and expectations as well as the deception and corruption that penetrates every corner of life.
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