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GACE English - Ancient and Modern World Literature - Chapter Summary
By way of preparing for the GACE English examination, you could watch this chapter's tutorial video lessons on ancient and modern world literature. You could learn more about the works of Socrates, Aristotle and Plato as well as analyze the novels of famed authors George Orwell and William Golding. Look to this chapter for assistance with:
- Gaining more knowledge of the plot of Homer's The Iliad
- Exploring the characters of The Odyssey
- Describing the plot and important scenes of The Aeneid
- Discussing the influences of ancient Greek literature on contemporary language and literary works
- Studying the biography and popular fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen
- Identifying the central characters of Voltaire's Candide
- Learning about the themes of The Lord of the Flies and George Orwell's 1984
Through these videos, you'll revisit ancient and modern world literature topics that you studied in college. Review with the assistance of experienced instructors who can also answer your submitted questions on this chapter's material. The lessons include video tags that you can use to pause the lessons or to locate information more quickly. Click on the links to key terms or related lessons, and refer to the written transcripts if necessary. Self-assessment quizzes determine your readiness for some of the questions on the GACE English examination.
GACE English - Ancient and Modern World Literature Objectives
The computer-delivered GACE English examination consists of two tests, which you can take individually or at the same time. You'll be allowed 2.5 hours (including tutorials) to take each test individually. If you're taking Test I and Test II during the same session, you'll have five hours (including tutorials) for completion. Both Test I and Test II include 65 selected-response questions and two constructed-response questions. Worth 37.5% of the test, sub-area one of Test I is titled, Reading for Literature. You will apply your remembrance of this chapter's topics and your previous education when answering questions within this section.
1. World Literature of the 17th-19th Centuries: Traits, Influences & Famous Works
From the 17th Century to the 19th Century, world literature saw some profound changes. In this lesson, you'll learn about the major trends in the literature of that era, and you'll see four examples of landmark works.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
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.
7. Voltaire's Candide: Summary & Analysis
Why is this short 18th-Century comedic novel not only an important work of literature but also one of the top-10 banned books of all time? Explore the wacky characters and shocking story line that is one of France's most recognizable contributions to world culture.
8. Lord of the Flies: Summary, Themes & Analysis
In this lesson, we will summarize William Golding's novel 'Lord of the Flies'. We will then analyze the story by exploring the major themes and characters.
9. Orwell's 1984: Summary and Analysis
In this lesson, we will summarize George Orwell's novel 1984. We will then analyze the themes of the story, as well as the setting, tone, and characters.
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Other chapters within the GACE English (520): Practice & Study Guide course
- GACE English: Reading Strategies
- GACE English: Reading for Information
- GACE English: Elements & Language of Literature
- GACE English: Grammar & Language Use
- GACE English: Vocabulary & Language Development
- GACE English: Meaning of Words
- GACE English: Literature Types, Terms & Theory
- GACE English: Context in Literary Works
- GACE English: Literary Genres
- GACE English: Medieval & Middle English Literature
- GACE English: Renaissance Literature
- GACE English: 17th & 18th Century English Literature
- GACE English: Romantic Prose in English Literature
- GACE English: Romantic Poetry in English Literature
- GACE English: Victorian Literature
- GACE English: Native & Colonial American Literature
- GACE English: Romantic American Literature
- GACE English: Dark Romanticism
- GACE English: American Transcendentalism
- GACE English: Realism in American Literature
- GACE English: Modernism in American Literature
- GACE English: Harlem Renaissance Literature
- GACE English: Contemporary American Literature
- GACE English: Young Adult Literature
- GACE English: Writing Forms & Structure
- GACE English: Writing & Editing Skills
- GACE English: Researching & Citing Sources
- GACE English: Communication & Speech
- GACE English: Digital Support & Communication
- GACE English: Instructional Strategies
- GACE English: Analysis & Evaluation Strategies
- GACE English Flashcards