About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Analyzing English Literature chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Poetry analysis||Poetic techniques, including simile, personification, meter and rhyme; poems by Shakespeare, Jonson, Browning, Byron and Coleridge|
|Tuesday||British novels||The narrator's role in novels by Eliot, Dickens and Woolf; plot techniques, such as foreshadowing and red herrings, in works by Conrad, Wilde and Forster|
|Wednesday||British short stories||Setting, tone and mood in short stories by writers including Joyce and Mansfield|
|Thursday||British drama||Monologues, flashbacks, motifs and other dramatic techniques used in plays by Shakespeare, Wilde and Marlow|
|Friday||Rhetorical devices||The use of irony, simile, metaphor and modes of persuasion in works of non-fiction|
1. Analyzing British Poetry: Terms & Examples
Poetry can be difficult to understand, but there are certain techniques that can help you analyze poetry. In this lesson, we'll lay out a plan for how to approach a poem and how to understand what it means.
2. Identifying Forms in English Poetry
Why do some poems rhyme, while others don't? What makes poems look and sound different from each other? Watch this lesson to find out the skinny on poetic form, specifically the role that meter and rhyme plays in English poetry.
3. Role of the Narrator in British Novels: Types & Examples
When you read a novel, do you ever think about who is telling the story? In this lesson, we'll examine the role of the narrator in British novels, including various points of view and what happens when a narrator isn't reliable or unbiased.
4. Plot Techniques in British Fiction: Definition & Examples
If every book has a beginning, middle, and ending, how do they all end up so different? In this lesson, we'll examine plot techniques used by British authors, including backstory, foreshadowing, red herrings, and subplots.
5. Analyzing the British Short Story: Techniques & Examples
How do short story writers set their stories up to get a reader's reaction? Watch this lesson to find out about the techniques that are common in British short stories, including tone, dialogue, and setting.
6. Analyzing British Drama: Techniques & Plays
What elements make a play unique? In this lesson, we'll look at some famous British plays and the components that make them up including the difference in monologues and soliloquys as well as dramatic irony and foils.
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