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GACE English: Literary Genres - Chapter Summary
Watch the videos that span this chapter to effectively refresh your memory on major literary genres, including their characteristics and how they differ from one another. These efficient lessons give you the preparation to correctly answer questions on your GACE English assessment about:
- How genres affect meaning
- Styles of humorous writing
- Plays with one act and ones that are multi act
- Narrative and lyrical poems
- Italian and English sonnets
- Odes and epic poems
- Ballad poems
- Epic poems and haiku
Video lessons can be completed individually in five to ten minutes. Use the video tags to easily move forward or backward in any of these videos. To verify that you have a solid grasp on the topics, you can take each lesson's short self-assessment quiz.
GACE English: Literary Genres Chapter Objectives
The GACE English assessment measures an examinee's eligibility for teaching English in Georgia. When you're taking test I of the assessment, you may encounter questions based on the different literary genres in the reading for literature subarea; this section is all multiple-choice questions. This subarea's questions overall amount to nearly 40% of your score on test I.
1. Literary Forms & Genres: How They Affect Meaning
In this lesson, we will explore literary forms and genres. We'll define these terms, look at examples of each, and see how they affect the meaning of the texts they characterize.
2. Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories
Learn how fiction is organized by length into three categories: novels, novellas and short stories. Explore the general characteristics of each type, and learn about some famous examples.
3. The Fable, Folktale, Myth, Legend: Differences and Examples
In this lesson, learn about fables, folktales, myths and legends, stories that entertain and serve instructive or educational purposes. Discover how these types of stories differ from one another and about their prevalence throughout the world.
4. 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.
5. Poetry as Literary Form: Overview and Examples
This lesson will introduce the formal qualities of poetry and the ways that it differs from prose. Among other things, we'll consider meter, rhyme schemes, stanzas, and popular poetic forms.
6. Non-Fiction as Literary Form: Definition and Examples
Although non-fiction might seem fairly straightforward, there are quite a few different genres within non-fiction that are easy to confuse. With this in mind, we'll consider the similarities and differences between biographies, autobiographies and memoirs, essays, and journalism.
7. Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism
Have you ever wondered how actors in a play can convey a story without the audience reading the script? Watch and learn how playwrights use dramatic elements to tell a story on the stage.
8. One-Act & Multi-Act Plays: Elements & Examples
Classic theater is known for it's multiple acts and long length, but there are also one act plays, each have their own place in the world of theater. In this lesson, we will discuss the differences between the two types of plays as well as some examples.
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Other chapters within the GACE English (520): Practice & Study Guide course
- Periods of American Literature
- British Literature
- World Literature Overview
- Young Adult Literature Overview
- Forms of Poetry
- GACE English: Reading Strategies
- GACE English: Elements & Language of Literature
- Overview of Literary Devices
- Literary Themes & Main Ideas
- Technical Writing & Informational Texts
- Literary Theories & Research
- GACE English: Instructional Strategies
- Language Development & Acquisition
- Basic Semantics
- Methods for Writing Instruction
- GACE English: Writing Forms & Structure
- GACE English: Writing & Editing Skills
- Rhetorical Strategies & Methods of Argument
- GACE English: Researching & Citing Sources
- Sentence Types, Parts & Structure
- Overview of English Grammar & Usage
- Capitalization & Punctuation in English
- Organizing The Speech
- Speech Delivery
- Strategies for Classroom Discussion
- Differentiated Instruction Basics
- Language Arts Assessments
- Using Technology to Teach Reading & Writing
- GACE English Flashcards