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Ch 5: Principles of Prose

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This chapter offers a comprehensive overview of the principles of prose. Explore fun lessons and take short quizzes to strengthen your understanding of these principles and enhance your preparations for an upcoming test.

Principles of Prose - Chapter Summary

Our instructors make studying the principles of prose fun and simple. Review their engaging lessons to discover or refresh your knowledge of fables, tone, epistolary writing and much more. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Define prose and explain how to find meaning in character and foreshadowing
  • Differentiate between tone and mood
  • Compare and contrast fables, folktales, myths and legends
  • Share the meaning and types of epistolary writing
  • Describe satire and other types of humorous writing

Enjoy the ability to study the principles of prose from home or on the go. Our lessons are accessible anytime and anyplace with an Internet connection, eliminating the need to take scheduled classes or set appointments with live tutors. Additional resources in this chapter include short quizzes that can test your knowledge of the lessons. The Dashboard keep tracks of your progress and lets you submit questions about specific lesson topics to our experts.

5 Lessons in Chapter 5: Principles of Prose
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What is Prose? - Finding Meaning in Foreshadowing & Character

1. 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.

Tone vs. Mood: Interpreting Meaning In Prose

2. Tone vs. Mood: Interpreting Meaning In Prose

In this lesson, learn the difference between the tone and the mood of a piece of prose. Explore examples of how tone and mood are conveyed by authors through word choice and telling details.

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.

Epistolary Writing: Letter and Diary Forms

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.

Satire, Parody, or Spoof: Types of Humorous Writing

5. Satire, Parody, or Spoof: Types of Humorous Writing

Learn about how writers use satire, parody and spoof to make their readers laugh and think. Explore how these forms mock the conventions of specific literary works and genres.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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