Performance in Drama and Poetry

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Performance in Drama and Poetry 
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All literature involves some kind of performance which is intended for an audience. Sometimes, however, the performative quality of a work (i.e., the fact that it is being presented to an audience) is more obvious than at others. Drama and poetry, for example, tend to emphasize overt performance more than do short stories, which more often are read silently and in solitude. How is the more direct performative aspect of drama and/or poetry reflected in these forms? (Consider for example, each genre’s uses of literary structure, language, technique, and style.) How do these literary elements affect your reading experience? In your post, identify key qualities of drama and poetry which emphasize their performative qualities. Discuss how these characteristics shape your reading response. Support your views with at least one example of a dramatic text and one example of a poem . Your initial post should be at least 150 words in length. Support your claims with examples from
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This note was uploaded on 07/29/2011 for the course ENG 125 taught by Professor O'donnell during the Spring '09 term at Ashford University.

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