About This Chapter
Analyzing Literary Texts - Chapter Summary
The videos in this chapter will renew your familiarity with the major literary periods in history, including some of the most well-known writers during those times. Another focus of the chapter revolves around how to figure out an author's intended meaning. The key components of style in fiction are broken down in a separate lesson. By the time you complete the chapter, you also will have seen these associated topics:
- What a flashback is
- Kinds of foreshadowing
- Types of narration
- The different points of view
- Various figurative language types
This chapter's video lessons may be viewed from various devices besides computers, such as tablets and smartphones. You can easily pinpoint any video portions to look over another time with the video tags. The practice quizzes across the chapter assess your understanding of each lesson's key terms.
1. Overview of Literary Periods and Movements: A Historical Crash Course
Western literature has many historical periods and stylistic movements from the Medieval period (circa 600-1500) through today. Discover the history, styles, and significant authors of Western literature during the Medieval Period, Renaissance, Enlightenment, Romanticism, Victorianism, Modernism, and Postmodernism.
2. Introduction to Literary Theory: Major Critics and Movements
Literary criticism is less about negative commentary and more of an art form in which one participates in an art that responds to other forms of art. Explore some of the major types of literary theory and movements, including formalism, New Criticism, Deconstructionism, Postmodernism, Feminist Theory, Queer Theory, Marxism, and Post-Colonialism.
3. Literary Criticism: Definition, Examples & Forms
Literary criticism provides guidelines for analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating literary texts. Dive deep into the definition and different forms of literary criticism, learn why literary criticism is important, and read some examples of different forms of literary criticism. Dissect the hallmark characteristics of traditional critics, sociological critics, Marxist critics, New criticism, and reader-response criticism.
4. Evaluating Rhetorical Devices in Writing
In this lesson, we will study a variety of rhetorical devices that commonly appear in written texts. We will look at rhetoric on the level of sounds, words, sentences, and figures of speech.
5. Literary Devices: Definition & Examples
Literary devices are narrative techniques that convey information and add texture to a piece of writing. Explore the definition of literary examples and see examples including allusion, diction, epigraph, euphemism, foreshadowing, imagery, metaphor, personification, point-of-view, and structure.
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Other chapters within the FTCE English 6-12 (013): Practice & Study Guide course
- About the FTCE English 6-12 Test
- Overview of Language & Language Development
- Fundamentals of English Grammar
- Word Comprehension
- Language Instruction & Assessment
- Teaching Effective Writing Skills
- Writing & Analyzing Argumentative Texts
- Literary Processes for Reading & Analysis
- Reading Comprehension & Fluency
- Reading & Writing Instruction
- Effective English Assessment Methods
- Genre & Form
- American Literature
- Introduction to Early European Literature
- World Literature
- Listening Skills & Techniques
- Delivering Effective Presentations
- Classroom Teaching Strategies
- Techniques for Interpreting Visual Media
- Media Literacy Instruction
- Writing a Literary Analysis
- FTCE English 6-12 Flashcards