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AEPA ELA: Social & Political Expression in World Literature - Chapter Summary
As you review world literature, you can't help but look at how the literature represents a historical record of changing social, political, and cultural mindsets. This chapter can help you get a better grasp on how literature from around the world expresses these highly social and political viewpoints. Understanding world literature is essential for the literary analysis section on the AEPA ELA Test, so don't forget to examine the following concepts:
- Cultural, social, and historical references
- Literature as a tool for highlighting diversity
- Social ills and concerns expressed in world literature
- Major literary figures from history
- The Humanism movement
- Victorian literature
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AEPA ELA: Social & Political Expression in World Literature Objectives
One step of the Arizona licensure process for language arts teachers includes passing the AEPA ELA Test. There are 150 questions on this assessment, and these multiple-choice-style questions ask about topics across five domain categories. One of those categories includes literary analysis, and the maximum points for this one section will result in 23% of your final score. This chapter will help you satisfy all the tenants of one of the objectives from the literary analysis section. Namely, after going through this chapter, you should be able to describe and analyze how different societal and political perspectives are portrayed in world literature. The lessons in this chapter may also prepare you for showing your understanding of diversity in literature as well as the cross-cultural impact that social and political-themed literature can have.
1. World Literature: Historical, Social & Cultural References
Social references and literature go hand in hand. This lesson shows, through a variety of different examples, the impact that literature and society have on each other.
2. Expressing Diversity in World Literature
The lesson discusses some of the ways in which linguistic diversity, cultural norms, and community values are expressed in literature, particularly through fiction and poetry.
3. Social Issues in World Literature
Literature is one of the ways to understand and combat the difficult social issues that shape our world. A few of the social issues that literature primarily wrestles with are age/aging, gender, ethnicity, and human rights.
4. Gilgamesh as Historical and Literary Figure
The lesson will focus on the historical figure of Gilgamesh, how he related to his contemporary world of pre-historic Mesopotamia, and his impact on literature.
5. Humanism in the Renaissance: Recognizing the Beauty of the Individual
In this lesson, we will be discussing how humanism changed the idea of the individual from something sinful and controlled by the Church into something of great beauty and worth.
6. Introduction to Victorian Literature: Overview of Themes, Style, and Authors
Victorian literature is literature written in England during the reign of Queen Victoria, or roughly from 1837 -1901. It is largely characterized by the struggle of working people and the triumph of right over wrong.
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