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Ch 19: Analyzing & Interpreting Prose

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to learn about the art of analyzing and interpreting prose. It includes lessons on prose poetry and humorous writing conventions. For best results, watch the chapter's video lessons and take the short quizzes that follow them.

Analyzing and Interpreting Prose - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter's educational video lessons for assistance with analyzing and interpreting prose. In addition to explaining the poetic meter and exploring the use of foreshadowing, they outline the characteristics of prose, poetry and prose poetry. The lessons will also teach you how to discern the differences between tone and mood in prose writings. When you've watched all of the videos, you should be able to:

  • Analyze foreshadowing and characters in prose writings
  • Understand prose-related terms
  • Define and interpret prose poems
  • Explore epistolary writings
  • Interpret tone and mood in prose
  • Examine the use of satire, parody and spoof

The video lessons in this chapter are short and self-paced. Access the material around the clock with any mobile device. Qualified instructors present the material in conversational language. You can pause or rewind the lessons as needed, and the video tags also permit you to jump forward to several main topics. When you take the self-assessment quizzes, print out the results so that you'll have an additional study resource.

6 Lessons in Chapter 19: Analyzing & Interpreting Prose
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What is Prose? - Finding Meaning in Foreshadowing & Character

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.

Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose

2. Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose

The study of literature is a broad, diverse field. However, there's some general knowledge you should have before you dive in. Check out these terms to get a handle on the basics of prose study.

Prose Poems: Definition & Famous Examples

3. Prose Poems: Definition & Famous Examples

What exactly is a prose poem? In this lesson, we will define prose poems, analyze characteristics of prose poetry, and learn about a few famous examples. We will wrap up the lesson with a short quiz to test our knowledge.

Epistolary Writing: Letter and Diary Forms

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.

Tone vs. Mood: Interpreting Meaning In Prose

5. 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.

Satire, Parody, or Spoof: Types of Humorous Writing

6. Satire, Parody, or Spoof: Types of Humorous Writing

Learn about how writers use satire, parody and spoof to make their readers laugh and think. Explore how these forms mock the conventions of specific literary works and genres.

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