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- Understand what prose is.
- Differentiate between tone and mood in prose.
- Discuss the elements of drama.
- Examine tragedy in drama.
- Learn the history of dramatic comedy.
- Analyze character interactions.
- Determine the theme or main idea of works of drama or literature.
- Understand how to pick out character traits.
- Provide an analysis of an author's development of time and sequence.
- Interpret subtleties, ambiguities, contradictions and irony.
- Describe how tone, plot and credibility are affected by narrator, voice and persona.
- Discuss the functions of dialogue, soliloquies and scene designs in dramatic literature.
- Learn how works of literature reflect the beliefs and attitudes of the author.
- Evaluate a work of literature's aesthetic qualities and style.
- Draw relationships between a work of literature's themes and the issues of its historical period.
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. Tone vs. Mood: Interpreting Meaning In Prose
In this lesson, learn the difference between the tone and the mood of a piece of prose. Explore examples of how tone and mood are conveyed by authors through word choice and telling details.
3. Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism
Have you ever wondered how actors in a play can convey a story without the audience reading the script? Watch and learn how playwrights use dramatic elements to tell a story on the stage.
4. Tragedy in Drama: Classical to Modern
Nearly every story has a hero, but some are better off by the end of the story than others. In this video, we learn what is so tragic about the hero in a tragedy.
5. Dramatic Comedy: History and Types
Everyone loves to laugh, and sometimes it's at the most inappropriate times. Even the ancient Greeks loved a dirty joke or two! Learn more in this video about dramatic comedy, its history and types.
6. The Merry Wives of Windsor: Summary & Characters
This lesson provides a summary of Shakespeare's comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor and a list of major characters followed by an explanation of their role in the plot.
7. Character Motivation: Definition & Examples
What makes a character tick? In this lesson, we will examine the concept of character motivation and why it is so important in telling a believable story.
8. How to Find the Theme or Central Idea
In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify the theme or central idea of a text, and you'll get some specific examples of themes from famous stories.
9. What is a Character Trait? - Definition & Examples
This lesson will assist you in identifying, developing and understanding character traits through analysis. It will allow you to explore how character traits can be found and applied to different forms of literature and real-life scenarios.
10. First Person Narrator: Definition & Example
In this lesson, we will define first person narrator and discuss some of its limitations. We will also look at several different examples of first person narration.
11. Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection
Nonfiction texts can be organized in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to identify which organizational structure is being used in a reading selection.
12. Practice Analyzing Dialogue
Secrets, revelations, and dramatic moments often unfold through important conversations. So when we are reading a novel, short story, or play, we need to be able to analyze dialogue to understand its purpose and importance.
13. Overview of Literary Periods and Movements: A Historical Crash Course
When it comes to studying literature, there's about 1500 years of it to take in - and that's just in the English language! Fortunately, you can check out our crash course of key literary movements to see how the art form has developed over time.
14. What is Historical Fiction? - Definition, Characteristics, Books & Authors
Learn about a genre that takes our actual past and mixes in fictional elements. This lesson breaks down the definition of historical fiction and describes popular examples in literature.
15. Hard Times Characters
'Hard Times', a novel by the most popular writer of the Victorian era, Charles Dickens, examines the social and economic burdens during his time. In this lesson we'll provide further historical context to the novel, as well as highlight the important characters in it.
16. Life in the Iron Mills: Summary & Characters
While other books like ''Uncle Tom's Cabin'' or ''The Jungle'' may be more famous, ''Life in the Iron Mills'' is a great example of a book that drew attention to social conditions in the 19th century.
17. The Golden Notebook: Summary, Quotes & Characters
Well-known British author Doris Lessing published her most ambitious novel, 'The Golden Notebook', in 1962. The novel chronicles the writing of Anna Wulf, a memorable fictional character, and her use of multiple notebooks to sort out her troubled mind.
18. Cymbeline: Summary, Characters & Quotes
''Cymbeline'' is one of William Shakespeare's final plays and tells the story of an ancient British king who banishes his daughter for marrying the man she loves.
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