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Ch 1: GACE English: Literary Genres

About This Chapter

This chapter goes over a large assortment of different literary genres, including definitions and examples. The content will be fresh in your mind when you're faced with associated GACE English questions.

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
  • Nonfiction
  • Allegory
  • 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.

8 Lessons in Chapter 1: GACE English: Literary Genres
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Literary Forms & Genres: How They Affect Meaning

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.

Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories

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.

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

Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose

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.

Poetry as Literary Form: Overview and Examples

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.

Non-Fiction as Literary Form: Definition and Examples

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.

Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism

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.

One-Act & Multi-Act Plays: Elements & Examples

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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