Ch 24: CEOE English: World Literature

About This Chapter

Use of the lessons in this chapter will help you in answering the questions on world literature in the Certification Examinations for Oklahoma Educators (CEOE) English test. This chapter includes text and video lessons, quizzes and other aids to help you study for this part of the test.

CEOE English: World Literature - Chapter Summary

Many of these lessons on world literature are presented by our subject matter experts in an engaging video format as prep for those intending to take the CEOE test for English. Other lessons are in easy-to-follow text form. The information presented will help you answer test questions having to do with topics including:

  • Historical, social and cultural aspects of world literature
  • How ancient Greek literature impacted modern language and literature
  • A look at the Greek epics of The Iliad and The Odyssey
  • An examination of Virgil's The Aeneid
  • The life and fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen

Lessons are short, and each has a quiz at the end to gauge retention and comprehension. If you need to re-watch some part of the video lessons, use our keyword-tagged timeline tool to go straight to what you need.

6 Lessons in Chapter 24: CEOE English: World Literature
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World Literature: Historical, Social & Cultural References

1. World Literature: Historical, Social & Cultural References

Social references and literature go hand in hand. This lesson shows, through a variety of different examples, the impact that literature and society have on each other.

Impact of Ancient Greek Literature on Modern Literature & Language

2. Impact of Ancient Greek Literature on Modern Literature & Language

In this lesson, you will explore the various ways that ancient Greek literature has impacted our modern language and literature. Then,you can test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Iliad: Greek Epic

3. The Iliad: Greek Epic

This lecture traces the history of Greek epics. It then examines the central themes of 'The Iliad': Xenia, Achilles' wrath, and his quest for immortality. The plot of 'The Iliad' is summarized and attention is drawn to themes from the Sumerian tradition.

The Odyssey: Greek Epic

4. The Odyssey: Greek Epic

This lecture provides a rough outline of the exploits of Odysseus in Homer's epic poem ''The Odyssey''. You'll learn plot details about this epic poem, in addition to hearing about how this important tale relates to Greek culture and literary works throughout history.

The Aeneid by Virgil

5. The Aeneid by Virgil

This lesson explores Virgil's 'Aeneid'. It consists of a brief plot synopsis. We stop along the way to look at a few important scenes and offer analysis where necessary.

Hans Christian Andersen: Biography & Fairy Tales

6. Hans Christian Andersen: Biography & Fairy Tales

Hans Christian Andersen wrote over 160 fairy tales, many of which have become beloved and classic children's stories. Read about the man behind the fairy tales, and learn about some of his more popular creations.

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