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12th Grade English: Literary Text Analysis - Chapter Summary
Students can watch fun video lessons and review in-depth texts to gain greater insight into the steps involved in analyzing literary texts. Each lesson covers a unique topic, enabling students to learn about style in fiction, voice in writing, language analysis in literature and more at a comfortable pace. The lessons are accompanied by short quizzes students can take to assess their understanding of literary text analysis. After reviewing this chapter, students will have the knowledge to:
- Interpret literary meaning using the text as a guide
- Spot standout moments in literary texts, and dissect literary nuances
- Draw inferences from fictional works
- Analyze plot, theme, characters and setting, and explain how they work together in a story
- Determine the structure in a text, and explain how it affects meaning
- Identify how use of voice makes writing unique
- Examine elements of style used to create personal writing styles
- Explain how fiction draws on themes, patterns, events and character types from other works
1. Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation
In this lesson, we will discuss how to find and interpret literary meaning in writings. The lesson will focus on using the text to find key elements to guide your interpretation.
2. Language Analysis in Literature: Overview & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn how to analyze literary language. In no time at all, you will be able to skillfully spot stand-out-moments in any given literary text. Then you'll learn how to dissect these literary nuances, making meaning out of complex literature.
3. Drawing Inferences in Fiction
In this lesson, we will discuss inferences in fiction. We will talk about what an inference is, learn how to make one and practice drawing inferences with some writing samples.
4. Analyzing Theme Development in a Text: Characters, Setting & Plot
Once you can identify the plot, setting, characters, and theme of a story, there's still more to consider. In this lesson, you'll get a sense of how all four of those terms function together to have an effect on the reader.
5. What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?
In this lesson, we will define the role of structure in literature. From there, we will look at the different ways to structure fiction and how it affects the meaning.
6. Voice in Writing: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn what voice is in writing and how it can be used to make your writing unique. Take a look at some examples and then test your knowledge with a quiz.
7. Style in Fiction: Dialect & Figures of Speech
In this lesson, we will explore style in fiction. We will define style and explore some of the elements writers use to create their own personal styles.
8. How Fiction Draws on Themes from Other Works
How do classic characters like Cinderella translate for our times? In this lesson, we'll discuss theme in literature, and you'll read about an example of how authors sometimes draw on themes from already existing works to appeal to contemporary audiences.
9. How Fiction Draws on Patterns and Events from Other Works
In this lesson, we're going to explore some common patterns and events that are found in myths, traditional stories, religious works, and modern fiction.
10. How Fiction Draws on Character Types from Other Works
In this lesson, we're going to explore how modern fiction draws character types from myths, traditional stories, and the bible. We'll look at several of these characters in their ancient and modern variations.
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Other chapters within the 12th Grade English: High School course
- High School English: Reading Skills
- 12th Grade English: Literary Terms & Devices
- Short Story Elements: House of Usher & Story of an Hour
- Novel Exemplars: Canterbury Tales, Wuthering Heights & Frankenstein
- Drama Characteristics: Hamlet & The Glass Menagerie
- Understanding & Analyzing Poetry
- Nonfiction Text Analysis
- High School English: Media & Art Analysis
- High School English: Word Choice & Tone
- 12th Grade English: The Writing Process
- 12th Grade English: Argumentative Reading & Writing
- 12th Grade English: Informative & Technical Writing
- High School English: Narrative Writing
- 12th Grade English: Research Skills
- High School English: Speaking & Listening Skills
- Teacher Resources for 12th Grade English
- Teaching Frankenstein: Guide & Resources
- Teaching Hamlet
- Teaching Beowulf