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Literary Forms and Genres for 10th Grade - Chapter Summary and Objectives
What are two of the most commonly used forms of fiction? Just what is epistolary writing? These lessons can help answer those questions and more. In this chapter, you can compare prose and poetry and learn about the key features of drama. After completing this chapter, you should be able to identify:
- The three foremost types of fiction
- Differences between poetry and prose
- Various styles and time periods associated with drama
- The building blocks of drama
- Examples of epistolary writing
- Fundamentals of non-fiction
|What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles||This lesson defines drama, morality plays and allegory. Learn to compare prose, poetry and drama.|
|Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism||This lesson explains scripts, staging, conflict, aside and soliloquy.|
|What is Prose? - Finding Meaning in Foreshadowing & Character||Learn examples of foreshadowing from literature. This lesson defines commonalities of 'coming-of-age' stories.|
|Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories||Study the features of these three types of fiction and learn literary examples of each.|
|Epistolary Writing: Letter and Diary Forms||This lesson explains how fiction may be written using these forms.|
|Poetry Overview||Learn to compare poetry to other literary forms. This lesson discusses rhyme, rhythm and the various types of poetry.|
|Nonfiction Overview||Learn the differences between fiction and nonfiction and examples of nonfiction literature.|
1. What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles
Ever wonder why we use the word 'drama' when referencing people who overreact to a situation? Discover the definition of drama, its different styles, and why your friends might belong on the stage in this overview of the dramatic genre.
2. What is Prose? - Finding Meaning in Foreshadowing & Character
This literature lesson will teach you the difference between prose and other writing. You'll also learn how to analyze characters and foreshadowing to better understand the author's intentions, theme, and underlying meanings.
3. 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.
4. Epistolary Writing: Letter and Diary Forms
In this lesson, you will discover that prose writing can take on different formats, from letters and diary entries to newspaper clippings and interviews. Explore how writers of both non-fiction and fiction tell stories through these different forms.
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. Trochaic Meter: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you'll explore trochees to learn what they are and how they are used. We'll also look at a couple examples of this rare meter in English poetry.
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Other chapters within the 10th Grade English: Credit Recovery course
- Text Analysis and Close Reading for 10th Grade
- Developing as a Reader and Writer
- Reading and Understanding in Various Media
- Shakespeare for 10th Grade
- African American Writers
- British Fiction for 10th Grade
- American Prose for 10th Grade
- Ancient Literature for 10th Grade
- Types of Writing Sources & Citations
- Introduction to Literary Criticism
- Drama for 10th Grade
- Elements of Grammar
- Punctuation in Writing
- Writing Conventions for 10th Grade
- The Writing Process for 10th Grade