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Ch 18: CEOE English: Fundamentals of Literature

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Prepare for the CEOE English exam with this Fundamentals of Literature chapter. These short video lessons will guide you through basic literary principles to help you review for this teacher certfication examination.

CEOE English: Fundamentals of Literature - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to help you refresh your knowledge of basic principles of literature. You will explore different literary forms, such as novels, plays and poems, and learn how to analyze concepts of modern literature. You'll also review key terms and principles related to a basic understanding of literature.

In this chapter, the lessons can help you to analyze different sources of modern fiction, analyze and understand allegory, and identify elements of humorous writing. You will also learn about the basic elements of poetry and drama to help you understand the basics of literature. At the end of this chapter you'll be able to:

  • Identify different types of fiction and nonfiction
  • Compare different literary genres
  • Analyze allegories found in literature
  • List types of humorous writings
  • Compare one-act and multi-act plays
  • Explain the basics types, structure and devices of poetry
  • Perform comparative analyses of different literary texts

Watch short engaging video lessons to make learning fun and effective. In addition to our video lessons, brought to you by academic professionals, you'll find self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson that you can use to test your understanding of key concepts. If you're having trouble with any concept in particular, the videos have embedded tags that allow easy access to the chapter main points.

CEOE English: Fundamentals in Literature Chapter Objectives

The CEOE English examination is given to potential Oklahoma secondary-level English teachers. The CEOE English examination consists of 80 multiple-choice questions and 1 constructed-response assignment and takes about four hours to complete.

The topics covered in this Fundamentals in Literature chapter are part of the Language and Literature subarea of the exam; this subarea makes up 35% of the test, including both multiple-choice questions and the test's single constructed-response question. Our lessons will guide you through literary principles and test your understanding of these concepts at a pace that's determined by you.

12 Lessons in Chapter 18: CEOE English: Fundamentals of Literature
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Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories

1. Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories

Different types of fiction, namely novels, novellas, and short stories, are categorized based on length. Discover other characteristics and elements of these types in this lesson.

What Is Nonfiction? - Definition & Examples

2. What Is Nonfiction? - Definition & Examples

Nonfiction is a genre of literature that focuses on factual events and real people. Explore the definition of nonfiction, and see examples. Recognize the characteristics and types of nonfiction to understand how nonfiction differs from other literature, as well as how literary nonfiction differs from informative nonfiction.

How Different Literary Genres Approach Similar Themes & Topics

3. How Different Literary Genres Approach Similar Themes & Topics

Different genres may approach themes in different ways, but similarities are always present when dealing with complementary ideas. This lesson uses the theme of justice to explain how different genres handle similar ideas.

What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles

4. What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles

Drama is a genre of writing that can be performed for theatre, movies, radio, or television programs. Learn about the terms, history, time periods, and styles of dramatic writing.

Literary Genres: Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples

5. Literary Genres: Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples

Literary genres share certain characteristics; in literature, the four main genre types include poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama. Explore these literary genre types and the definition, characteristics, and examples of each.

Narrative Nonfiction: Definition & Books

6. Narrative Nonfiction: Definition & Books

Narrative nonfiction is a genre that seeks to make factual, true stories interesting, and even entertaining, to read. Review the definition of narrative nonfiction, and learn about books that are examples of narrative nonfiction. Recognize the literary techniques that writers use to make narrative nonfiction both informative and engaging.

What Is Fiction? - Definition & Types

7. What Is Fiction? - Definition & Types

Fiction is a form of literature that describes imaginary events and people. Learn how to define fiction, explore its types, and discover the differences between literary fiction and genre fiction.

Tragedy in Drama: Classical to Modern

8. Tragedy in Drama: Classical to Modern

In drama, a tragedy is defined as a story in which the main character, often referred to as the 'tragic hero', experience hardships and suffers. This lesson will dive into the origins of tragedies in drama, the characteristics of such stories, and how tragedies have changed from their classical roots to modern times.

Dramatic Comedy: History and Types

9. Dramatic Comedy: History and Types

A dramatic comedy must contain a main character who, through change, brings about a happy ending. Explore the origin and definition of important terms, different types of comedy, and examples through history.

Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry

10. Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry

Poetry, to the uninitiated reader, can seem like a literary art form with no rules, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Learn poetry terminology that will make poem appreciation easier and richer, including: how poems are divided up (verses, stanzas), how writers form a poem's rhythm (feet, stress, emphasis, meter), how the meanings of words affect a poem's meaning (denotation, connotation), types of wordplay used (alliteration, irony), and types of poems (doggerel, sonnet).

What is Prose? - Finding Meaning in Foreshadowing & Character

11. What is Prose? - Finding Meaning in Foreshadowing & Character

Prose is often defined as any type of writing without a metered structure. Newspaper articles, biographies, blog posts, novels, and free-verse poetry are all examples of prose writing. Learn about prose writing and how to interpret prose writing to go beyond surface details. Find underlying meaning through foreshadowing and character development.

The Fable, Folktale, Myth, Legend: Differences and Examples

12. The Fable, Folktale, Myth, Legend: Differences and Examples

Stories from around the world have been passed down from generation to generation through the spoken word, teaching and entertaining people for centuries. Explore the nature, origins, and differences between fables, folktales, myths, and legends, as well as examples of each type of story.

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